WASHINGTON — More than 1,500 women battling cancer know what “Cleaning for a Reason” is all about – helping to keep their homes clean when their immune systems are under attack.
The Lewisville, Texas-based Cleaning for a Reason Foundation (www.cleaningforareason.org) is a non-profit organization that offers professional housecleaning services once a month for four months to women undergoing treatment for cancer – at no cost. The first-ever “National Cleaning for a Reason Week,” April 26-May 2, 2009, is aimed at spreading the word about how proper and safe cleaning in the home is making a difference in the lives of women in need.
“Having a clean home when you have cancer is a relief to my patients,” said Dr. Kandace Farmer, a practitioner at Solis Women’s Health, a breast care center in Denton, Texas. Dr. Farmer is a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), which represents the U.S. cleaning products industry, is a strong supporter of the Foundation and also serves on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
“Cleaning for a Reason provides peace of mind to women undergoing treatment for cancer so that they can concentrate on their health. Ensuring that patients have a clean environment when immune systems are compromised is a true gift that our partners are providing in 44 states,” said Nancy Bock, SDA Vice President of Education.
“There is a strong link between health and hygiene. SDA is proud to join the more than 380 housekeeping services nationwide that understand the importance of properly using cleaning products to provide a sanitary environment for women in need.”