Despite Struggling Economy, Businesses Still Find Unique Ways to Give Back

Top Quote Local businesses work with cancer organization to raise awareness and provide support during hard times. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) January 19, 2015 - Even with a struggling economy, businesses are finding new and innovative ways to support those in their communities. Usually, when times get tough, businesses scale back, but a few local Conejo Valley Business see the importance in Giving Back, even when times are tough. These businesses see how important it is to support the small causes that drive communities.

    For American Luxury Limousine in Thousand Oaks, they have aligned themselves with a small grass roots organization called UCAAN. UCAAN focuses on Bridging the Gap Between Cancer Patients and their Immediate Needs Locally and Nationwide. The American Luxury Limousine owner Mark Christiansen is passionate about the local cause and came up with a unique and fun way to give back to the local cancer organization.

    On #GivingTuesday, Christiansen gave a special gift to UCAAN, and offered a night of holiday lights for their patients. UCAAN Founder, Rachel Shur and 5 patients helped by the cause with will be venturing out in style on Wednesday night to view holiday lights in Oxnard. Christiansen believes that even cancer patients/survivors deserve some fun times to enjoy themselves a night to not focus on cancer and to just enjoy. This isn't the first time that American Luxury Limousine has offered a special activity for UCAAN and their patients/warriors; they also paid for Thanksgiving dinner and limousine transportation for 4 people including UCAAN patients & the founder and a volunteer. Christiansen and American Luxury Limousine hope to offer UCAAN and those they serve one special fun activity every other month to add some positive fun activities to those UCAAN serves.

    American Luxury Limousine has over 27 years experience in the Limousine Business and specializes in weddings, Santa Ynez Wine Tours, birthdays, proms, corporate events and more. With an experienced professional staff, American Luxury Limousine will provide you with concierge service at great prices. Serving Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Orange counties with competitive rates and exceptional service. Limousine, Party Bus or Specialty Transportation Available. For more information; call 805-494-8353.

    Another local business that has paired up with the local charity is Clear Vision Tattoo in Moorpark, run by Rick Sutherland. Rick connected with UCAAN, when his wife Josette was going through cancer treatments. Unfortunately she lost her battle, a few months ago, but she is survived by her love of her life Rick and her 2 sons. Rick and UCAAN founder Rachel Shur, met in person at a benefit event in memory of Josette. Rick told Shur that he wanted to give back to the cause in some way and suggested a collaboration to raise awareness, support and help raise some funds. Sutherland and Shur plan on putting together small awareness events at his Tattoo Parlor in Moorpark to raise awareness about different cancers and Sutherland and his staff will be offering ribbon tattoos at a discounted price, where a portion of the proceeds will benefit UCAAN. Rick recently mailed out a donation to UCAAN for the first awareness event he had at the end of October.

    Clear Vision Tattoo is Moorpark's first and only custom tattoo, piercing and permanent makeup studio. open 7 days a week; Clear Vision Tattoo offers a full range of options in a professional, sterile setting. Their artists have years of experience and are happy to schedule individual consultations in providing a friendly, sterile, aseptic environment for you. For more information 805-523-9465.

    UCAAN, aka. United Cancer Advocacy Action Network is a 501c3 Grass roots organization in Thousand Oaks, CA that helps anyone with any form of cancer, any age, anywhere across the country through customized resources, a personal fundraising program, words of inspiration and hope and local funding programs like gas cards to get to treatment and fluoride trays to prevent dental deterioration caused by treatments. For more information 805-479-1032.

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