Manhattan Beach, California – Tempur Sealy has raised $184,000 for pancreatic cancer research via its 10th annual Rest Test. This is the largest amount it has raised to date via the programme.
Tempur-Pedic mattress tests raise funds for pancreatic cancer
Nearly 4000 mattress retail locations across the US took part. Each time someone tried out a Tempur-Pedic mattress and registered the test online, the company donated $10 to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).
‘It was a powerful moment to take a group of volunteers to a local mattress store and see PanCAN and the Rest Test advertised all over the store,’ said Matt Wilson, co-chair of PanCAN’s National Volunteer Advisory Council and pancreatic cancer survivor.
Since 2009, the company has donated $2.1m in research grants to PanCAN. These include a $1m inaugural AACR Research Acceleration Network Grant made in honour of Tim Miller, brother of Tempur-Pedic executive Todd Miller, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2012.