ICON Ag & Turf participates in breast cancer prevention awareness

Farm Forum

LE MARS, Iowa — During October, ICON Ag & Turf is joining the fight against cancer and asking employees to wear breast cancer T-shirts on Fridays to help support breast cancer prevention awareness and research during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All funds raised will be donated to The Siouxland Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help increase awareness of the disease, raise funds for research, offer helpful information to support those affected by breast cancer, and remind women of the importance of early detection. Funds will be kept local; impacting Sioux, Lyon, Plymouth and Woodbury Counties in Iowa as well as Union County in South Dakota and Dakota and Thurston Counties in Nebraska.

Adam Timmerman, General Manager at ICON Ag & Turf, stated, “This is the third year we have offered this fundraising opportunity to our employees. We are both honored and proud of the substantial employee involvement and this unique program to join the fight against cancer. We are proud to help create awareness for breast cancer prevention and bring the message into our workplace. ”

In 2013 ICON Ag & Turf was able to raise $2,675 directly from the employees with the company donating an additional $1,550 and the cost of the T-shirts. In total with customer donations ICON raised $4285 in 2013. ICON Ag & Turf has already received a donation amount of $3,050 directly from employees in 2014, which will be donated to The Siouxland Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This year, ICON has purchased extra shirts that customers will receive as a gift for a $15 minimum donation toward the cause. In addition to $1,000 and the cost of T-shirts, this year, ICON will donate an additional $10 for each T-shirt bought by a customer or patron. This year’s T-shirts are black with the ICON tractor emblem made out of pink breast cancer ribbons on the back. If you would like to help ICON Ag & Turf support the fight against breast cancer, you may stop by any one of its 5 locations and make a donation. All donations will be presented to The Siouxland Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation in late October.