New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/20/2015 -- Every year, breast cancer survivors and their family and friends gather to raise money and awareness, as well as support one another, at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk. The aim of the event is twofold – not only do breast cancers survivors and those affected by the disease have the chance to meet others in similar situations and share their experiences, but they can also raise funds that go directly to the American Cancer Society's research and outreach programs. This year, ImageFIRST New York, which supplies sanitized linens, gowns and medical uniforms in Brooklyn, and the rest of NYC, is proud to announce that employees from their location participated in the Newark, New Jersey, Making Strides fundraising walk.
On Sunday, October 18th, the ImageFIRST New York associates, as well as associates from the New Jersey location, braved the cold weather with their friends and families and turned out to walk and show support at the NJ Devil's Championship Plaza Prudential in Newark. With over 20,000 participants, this year's walk raised over $400,000 for breast cancer research, education, preventative care and outreach. Participants fund-raised in advance of the walk, which was either 3 or 5 miles long; many participants joined up in large organization-based groups, fundraising from friends, family and coworkers alike to contribute to this excellent cause.
At ImageFIRST New York, and other locations nationwide, customers and community are at the heart of the company's purpose; associates are encouraged to participate in volunteer opportunities in their towns and nearby locations, as well as given opportunities to take part in company-wide volunteer days and other special events. Whether raising funds for cancer research or contributing their time and resources to local charity, staying in touch with their community is just one of the ways that ImageFIRST and its associates provide truly remarkable service.
For more information on ImageFIRST New York's involvement with the Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk or other charitable endeavors, or to learn more about the healthcare laundry services provided by the company, which include supplying sanitized linens, gowns and medical uniforms to NYC, visit http://newyork.imagefirst.com.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the outpatient medical market. ImageFIRST's 36 locations nationwide serve over 5,500 medical offices every week, providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and much more while partnering with facilities to better manage linen inventory. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality linens and remarkable service: their Comfort Care gowns product line increases patients' favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%.
For more information about ImageFIRST New York, the cost-effective solution for greater patient satisfaction, please visit http://newyork.imagefirst.com.