TAMPA, Fla. — RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels (RNR) recently honored a breast cancer survivor with a free set of tires and more as part of an annual awareness campaign.
As part of its annual breast cancer awareness initiative, RNR encouraged customers and members of the community to nominate breast cancer fighters for their fearlessness and strength.
RNR recognized Trisha (no last name given), a Tampa resident and breast cancer fighter, on Nov. 19 at a surprise event with her family and friends at her local store, where RNR presented her with a set of new tires, a full spa day VIP package for her and a friend who nominated her, and $1,000.
Trisha, who was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer at age 32, is known for giving back to others amid her own struggles, according to the company. She spends her holidays working to provide a memorable Christmas for foster children. Last year, she raised $5,000 through charitable outreach within her community.
"I remember when the doctor called me to tell me it was cancer, I knew from that moment on my life would never be the same," she said. "What I couldn't have ever imagined was the support, love and care that I would receive along the way from family, friends, my community and now RNR Tire Express."
RNR Tire locations across the country teamed up to honor breast cancer survivors for the second year. This year's initiative kicked off in October, asking for participants to share the inspiring survivor stories of their loved ones for a chance to honor one courageous survivor.
In addition to the giveaway, RNR donated $5,000 to local cancer treatment facilities and encouraged communities across the nation to support the cause with pink tire displays, uniforms and décor at participating locations.
"Cancer knows no age, no race, no religion, no gender, no economic status, this year alone more than 260,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer," Larry Sutton, president and founder of RNR, said.
"This is a global problem that deserves a global solution. At RNR, we have the opportunity to make an impact in the fight and give back to those who have already given up so much, and we are honored to play a small role in helping fight for a cure."
Founded in 2000, RNR offers rent-to-own wheels and tires at 126 locations in 24 states.
For more information regarding the RNR breast cancer awareness initiative, visit RNRTires.com.