FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On June 3, members of the corporate team at Dryer Vent Wizard, North America’s leading dryer maintenance and repair franchise, will participate in a Tough Mudder race as part of a fundraiser for the Children’s Burn Foundation. The event marks the first year Dryer Vent Wizard is participating in a Tough Mudder and the sixth year the franchise will donate to the charitable organization, which supports children who have suffered severe burns.
Since 2012, Dryer Vent Wizard has partnered with the Children’s Burn Foundation to help spread awareness for the dangers of fires. The organization provides medical and psychological care for children burn survivors, as well as programs on burn prevention and education.
The Tough Mudder, considered “Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet,” challenges participants’ strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork in a series of 10-12 mile obstacle mud-run events. Dryer Vent Wizard will be participating in the Oxford, Mich. race, which will run through hills, ponds, meadows, fields and woods.
“We are excited to step up our fundraising efforts this year by participating in a Tough Mudder as a way to raise money for this worthy organization,” said Terry Reuer, CEO of Dryer Vent Wizard. “The Children’s Burn Foundation is an incredible non-profit organization whose mission aligns with ours: preventing fires across the United States. We can’t wait to see what we’ll be able to do for them this year.”
The members of the Dryer Vent Wizard corporate team who will participate in the Tough Mudder include Terry Reuer, CEO of Dryer Vent Wizard, Jason Kapica, Vice President of Dryer Vent Wizard as well as Mike Donnelly, legal administrator, along with seven friends and family members.
During National Fire Prevention Month in October, Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees fundraise for the organization though pledging a donation amount per job completed in the month. Last year, Dryer Vent Wizard raised nearly $21,000, pushing the total number of money raised for the organization to $45,000.
Dryer Vent Wizard aims to raise $25,000 through the Tough Mudder and the October fundraising drive. If interested in donating to the organization, please visit https://www.crowdrise.com/dryer-vent-wizard-corp.
For more information about Dryer Vent Wizard, visit www.dryerventwizard.com.
About Dryer Vent Wizard
Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., Dryer Vent Wizard is a North American franchise that specializes in dryer vent repair, replacement, alteration, cleaning and maintenance for both residential and commercial clients. The company was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavalle, who also founded Mr. Handyman, and currently operates 90 locations across the U.S. and Canada, serving over 9,000 communities. Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). For more information about Dryer Vent Wizard and to learn more about franchise opportunities, visit www.dryerventwizard.com.
About the Children’s Burn Foundation
For over 30 years, Children’s Burn Foundation has provided care to children with severe burns, who, because of a lack of financial resources and/or medical insurance, cannot otherwise benefit from medical treatment and much-needed post-acute services. The mission of Children’s Burn Foundation is: to prevent the pain and trauma of burn injuries to children, and; to heal and give children who have suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential, physically, psychologically and socially. CBF is the ONLY Foundation providing full recovery services to child burn survivors from the date of their burn injury until they are 18 years old. Children’s Burn Foundation now serves over 71,000 children and families annually. To learn more about, please visit www.childburn.org.