Mattress Firm Participates in Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s National
More than 500 Employees Expected to Support Pancreatic Cancer Awareness and
HOUSTON -- June 14, 2013
Mattress Firm, Inc., the nation’s largest specialty mattress retailer, today
announced that it expects more than 500 company employees to participate in
the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s National Call-In Day on June 18^th. The
National Call-In Day urges pancreatic cancer advocates across the country to
call-in to Congress and ask for additional funding for pancreatic cancer
“Pancreatic Cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer and also the most
under-funded,” said Steve Stagner, president and CEO of Mattress Firm. “We
hope that by creating more awareness for pancreatic cancer and urging Congress
to fund more research, that we’ll be able to find a cure in our lifetime.”
Mattress Firm is an avid supporter of pancreatic cancer research and awareness
through the company’s own Mattress Firm Foundation organization and through
similarly aligned organizations like the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Mattress Firm employees regularly participate in local Purple Stride walks,
community outreach events and fundraise to support the cause.
In 2012, Mattress Firm raised $75,000 and volunteered approximately 2,000
hours in support of pancreatic cancer research. More than 400 Mattress Firm
employees placed calls to Congress during the 2012 National Call-In. These
calls were a tremendous help in augmenting the in-person meetings that
occurred during Advocacy Day.
For more information on the National Call-In, please visit:
About Mattress Firm
Houston-based Mattress Firm (NASDAQ: MFRM) is a high growth specialty
retailer, recognized as one of the nation’s largest specialty bedding
companies, offering a broad selection of both traditional and specialty
mattresses, bedding accessories and related products from leading
manufacturers. With more than 1000 stores across 28 states, Mattress Firm has
the largest geographic footprint in the United States among mattress specialty
retailers. Mattress Firm offers customers comfortable store environments,
guarantees on price, comfort and service, and highly-trained sales
professionals. More information at www.mattressfirm.com.
About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating
hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community
outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to
increase the survival rate for people diagnosed with this devastating disease
through a bold initiative — The Vision of Progress: Double the Pancreatic
Cancer Survival Rate by 2020. Together, we can know, fight and end pancreatic
cancer by intensifying our efforts to heighten awareness, raise funds for
comprehensive private research, and advocate for dedicated federal research to
advance early diagnostics, better treatments and increase chances of survival.
More information at www.pancan.org.
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