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Shred Away Cancer event set for today

POSTED: May 9, 2013 12:43 a.m.

The Times and Document Destruction Services Inc. are teaming up for a document shredding event today to benefit Relay for Life. 

Shred Away Cancer will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Times, 345 Green St. NW, Gainesville.

There is a maximum of five boxes per car, and all donations will go toward the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Boxes must be small enough to be carried by one person.

“We’re proud to be able to host this event to benefit Relay for Life,” Times publisher Dennis Stockton said. “We’ve had a couple of our employees who have had cancer in recent years, and many of our employees have encountered cancer among family members, so it’s definitely something that is personal for us.”

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be on the grill. The document destruction bins will be set up in the parking lot at the rear of The Times.

There will be no specific charge for the destruction of documents, but donations will be accepted for Relay for Life.

“Our shred day is designed more for individuals than businesses,” said Jerry Boling, CEO of DDS. “Individuals will bring in a shoebox, or whatever size their box is” of documents to be destroyed.


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