Event to support Bahamas Sickle Cell Association
On Thursday, September 27, 2018, Sunryse Information Management will host its 11th Annual Shred Day event at the Western Esplanade near Arawak Cay. Each year, the company invites members of the public to shred up to 100 lbs of confidential documents free of charge. In exchange, Sunryse donates $1 for every 10lbs shredded to a local charity of their choice. Proceeds from Shred Day 2018 will support the ongoing efforts of the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association
Chris Sawyer, President of Sunryse Information Management launched the initiative more than a decade ago to shed light on the importance of protecting confidential records.
“From the very beginning, our goal has been to educate both private citizens and businesses on how to properly dispose of confidential records. For businesses, in particular, it is critical to their overall operations,” said Sawyer.
“Shredding is not only an environmentally safe way to discard of documents no longer in use but it is also one of the most responsible ways to protect companies from security breaches.
“We have seen the support for Shred Day grow as the event continues to evolve. This year, we are partnering with the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association and will continue to support the amazing work that this organization does in our community. We look forward to making Shred Day 2018 the biggest fundraiser to date. We’re also encouraging members of the public to take this opportunity to learn more about the organization’s goals and to drop off a monetary donation of any size to assist the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association. ”
Lady Sonya Longley, President of the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association thanked Sunryse for the opportunity to participate in Shred Day 2018. On the day of the event, the group will be onsite at the Western Esplanade to share information about sickle cell anaemia and to highlight the support provided through the association.
“September is Sickle Cell Awareness month and every year our organization is focused on spreading useful information to the general public and particularly to persons living with sickle cell anaemia,” said Longley.
“On behalf of our board of directors and members, we would like to thank the team at Sunryse for their continued support of our efforts. Through donations from Corporate Bahamas and private citizens, we are able to assist our members with funding for medical procedures both here and abroad. We are able to sponsor attendance of our members on a yearly basis to a Summer Camp in New York. The support we receive enables us to provide care packages to our members, and assist our membership wherever possible.”
To date, Sunryse has shredded an estimated 50,000 lbs of confidential documents free of charge, donating more than $16,000 to local non-profit organizations as a result of the initiative.
Shred Day 2018 will be held on Thursday, September 27 at the Western Esplanade parking lot at Arawak Cay. The team will begin shredding documents onsite at 7 a.m. and will end at 6 p.m. Event cosponsors include National Workers Co-Operative Credit Union, Caribbean Bottling and Limeade. For the latest details on Shred Day 2018, visit www.sunryseinfo.com, call Sunryse Information at 242-677-3743 or follow @SunryseInfo on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.