Local Company Supports First-Ever New Hampshire Event for Fighting Breast Cancer
EXETER, N.H., May 7, 2012–Exeter Events and Tents, northern New England’s finest event equipment rental company, is providing half a dozen elegant tents at a significant discount for the first-ever New Hampshire Race for the Cure, Saturday, May 12 at Portsmouth’s historic Strawbery Banke.
The support is being provided through the family-owned company’s Quest to Reinvest grant program, which recently awarded more than $20,000 in goods and services to over a dozen charitable and non-profit organizations throughout New Hampshire, down east Maine and northern Massachusetts.
The inaugural Susan G. Komen New Hampshire Race for the Cure® is a 5K fundraiser to raise money that will be used for research, education and support in the work to end breast cancer forever.
The goal for this first-ever event is $100,000. “Every dollar makes a difference,” said Marci Francis, event co-chair. “The tents are a logistical need—but any time we spend money on something we always say, ‘that could be one more mammogram.’ To have Exeter Events and Tents give us the use of these tents allows us to put more dollars toward our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.”
Michael Parkin, president of Exeter Events and Tents, said, “The opportunity to benefit the lives of our neighbors who are affected by breast cancer could not be ignored. As past participants of many non-profit races, we know this event will be well attended and have a festival-like atmosphere; this grant is our way of ensuring that all participants, survivors and supporters of The Cure will be comfortable on this exciting day.”
Parkin established the Quest to Invest grant program in 2011 to help organizations run community-based outreach events without the prohibitive costs of typical event rental goods and services. In 2012, Exeter Events and Tents expanded the program to include non-profits throughout Massachusetts and Maine, in addition to New Hampshire. Through Quest to Reinvest, Exeter Events and Tents has committed to donate or provide substantial discounts on tents, tables, chairs, dance floors, stages and other special event and party rental merchandise to help organizations run fundraising events for a wide variety of critical services and causes.
More than a dozen charitable and non-profit organizations throughout New Hampshire, down east Maine and northern Massachusetts were named grant recipients in 2012. For a complete listing, please visit www.exeterrent-all.com.
For more information about the Komen New Hampshire Race for the Cure at Strawbery Banke Museum, visit www.komenvtnh.org or call 1-888-550-CURE. Registration is open until the day of the event.
About Exeter Events and Tents
Exeter Events and Tents is Northern New England’s finest event rental company. Family owned and providing quality service for nearly 25 years, the company offers an expansive selection of wedding and event products and services including the region’s most comprehensive selection of tents, tables, chairs, china, and other accessories, providing a one-stop source for any occasion. Recognized as leaders in the industry, Exeter Events and Tents’ highly experienced and friendly staff and consultants welcome the opportunity to help individuals and organizations create memorable events. For more information, visit www.exeterrent-all.com <http://www.exeterrent-all.com> or call (603) 778-9838.