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There may come a time where you need to store your electronics. Maybe you’re moving to a new home, or maybe you bought a larger tv, and you want to give the old one to your son when he moves out next year. Regardless, it’s important to know how to store electronics to minimize the risk of damage while in storage.
One problem contractors commonly run into is finding a location to store their tools between projects. This is difficult, because contractors often travel. For example, a construction crew may be working on one job for a couple of months. When the job is completed they’re moving to the next, wherever it is. So, what are a contractor’s options for tool and equipment storage? Check out these 4 tips here.
At Brentwood Self Storage, we strive to offer storage features that make renting a storage unit with us as easy and convenient as possible. This is why we offer advanced security features, temperature controlled storage units, computerized gate entry and moving and packing supplies sold onsite. We also have a drive up storage option. Drive up storage is a very convenient option for someone that’s always on the go.
Due to its weight, size and fragility, a pool table should be disassembled and stored with care. Learn tips for disassembling & storing a pool table.
An artificial Christmas tree is a very popular alternative to a real Christmas tree. Not only is it easier to just use the same tree every year, you don’t have to worry about needles or wax getting all throughout your house. But artificial Christmas trees are often more expensive than a real Christmas tree, which makes storing them correctly so they will be around for the new year essential.
For many avid readers, having an at-home library has always been the dream. But as your collection starts to grow, it can be difficult to find a place to store your books. When choosing your storage location, it is essential to never sacrifice the safety of your books. Keep reading this blog for must follow book storage tips.
The 5x5 storage unit can fit items from one small room or a large closet, like a dresser, boxes of clothing, electronics and more. Call now for more info!
The 10x10 storage unit is about equivalent to the space of half of a standard one car garage. A 10x10 storage unit is ideal for storing a couch and more!
Your TV is your go-to spot for every game day, award show and Monday night spent watching your favorite show. Now you are moving, and your TV is coming with you to your new home. In order to keep your television free from damage, it is essential that it is moved properly. Interested in learning how to move a TV? Read below!
The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house. Because of this, it is often the last room that gets packed up ahead of a move. Even though the kitchen might be packed up last, it is still important that it is packed up correctly. Dishes, for example, are extremely fragile and can break if not packed correctly. Are you looking for tips for packing dishes? Read below!
On your moving day, a moving company can help to take a lot of stress off of your shoulders. But with hiring any company, hiring a moving company poses some risks. For many people, the risks outweigh the benefits and they choose to do a DIY move. Really, both options work and really it just comes down to your moving situation and preference. Keep reading below to find a breakdown of the pros of both options!
There are many options for seniors looking to downsize, and really the solution that is best for your parents just depends on their unique situation.
Are you using a moving truck for your next move? A moving truck is an easy and efficient way to get your items from one location to the next. But, if your items aren’t correctly loaded into the moving truck, it is possible that they may be damaged. That’s where we can help! In this blog, you will find some easy-to-follow tips for correctly loading a moving truck. Read below!
Are you planning on putting your house on the market? When you are selling your house, time is money and you likely want to sell it as quickly as possible. One trick that can help to sell your home quicker is by staging it. Looking for tips for correctly staging your home for a quick sell? Read below!
Whether you decided to move voluntarily, or are being relocated for work, the military or another reason, moving can be very stressful. Once the decision has been made to move, it is easy to get overwhelmed by all that has to be done. While this is normal, there are a few helpful steps you can follow to make the move a little easier. Are you interested in learning more? Check out our step by step guide below!
A refrigerator really is a staple in any home. But, there are a few situations where someone may want to move the refrigerator out of their home. If you are moving to a new home or recently upgraded kitchen appliances, you may be tasked with moving your refrigerator. When considering moving this appliance, it is important to keep in mind how large, heavy and expensive it is. Incorrectly moving it can result in damage to your home, damage to the refrigerator or even injury to yourself.
As the owner of a restaurant or catering company, it takes a lot of supplies to make your business run smoothly. Besides all of the food and ingredients, you are also responsible for having enough tables, chairs, dinnerware and food displays for guests. But, all of these items can take up a lot of room. Instead of taking up valuable space in your business storing items, consider a storage unit rental.
There are many different reasons you may be looking to move or store your couch. Maybe you are moving soon and are using temporary storage until your new home is ready, or maybe you are upgrading furniture pieces and looking to store your older furniture. Whatever the reason may be, it is important to properly move and store your couch to prevent damage from occurring to the furniture pieces.
At Brentwood Self Storage, we are striving the make a difference in our environment by helping to reduce our storage facility’s carbon footprint. Our storage facility offers innovative features and capabilities that will to take advantage of reusable energy sources as well as reduce the amount of energy wasted. Interested in learning how? Read below!
Are you looking for tips for storing a rug? Whether you are moving homes and are placing some household items into storage, or are looking for a storage option for out of season items, it is important to correctly store your rug in order to maintain its quality. In order to help out, we’ve compiled a list of the do’s and don’ts of rug storage! Check it out below.
Dining room tables are large and bulky. Unfortunately, when you move, the dining room table is likely one of those items that takes a little longer to move. Improperly moving and storing your dining room table and chairs can impact both the appearance and quality. Follow this step by step process for moving and storing your dining room table and chairs!
Did you know that moving and storing your mattress improperly can actually permanently damage the mattress? And once you take your mattress out of storage and try to use it, it will not be as comfortable anymore and can lead to poor sleep as well as other physical health concerns. But, all of this can be prevented by simply moving and storing your mattress properly. Learn 6 essential steps for moving and storing your mattress and box springs below!
Looking to take an adventure? Move abroad? Or declutter your life? Sometimes, it can be freeing to just try something new without sacrificing everything you have worked for in the past. Long term storage can serve as a perfect compromise. You aren’t weighed down by all of your belongings, but you can rest assured they are there when you need them.
A self storage unit can be helpful in many different situations, including: creating more space around your home, keeping your business organized or as a place to keep your items between a move. After deciding that you want to rent a storage unit, the next step is to decide if you need a traditional or climate controlled storage unit. Knowing the difference between the two storage unit types can help to prevent your items from accruing costly damage.
Is your garage running out of room? Your basement overflowing? If you are quickly running out of room for your tools, it’s probably time to start considering another option. Hand and power tools can be costly investments and properly storing and protecting them is vital to extending their lifetime. Plus, proper storage can help you take inventory of everything you have and save you valuable time.
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At Brentwood Self Storage, we respect and value your time, and we understand how important it is for you to have simple and convenient access to manage your account and to pay your self-storage bill. With our online account portal, you can view your bill, make payments, sign up for auto-pay, and update your personal information, all at no additional cost to you.
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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has cast almost every aspect of our lives into uncertainty. We at Brentwood Self Storage are working hard to prioritize the health and safety of our community while continuing to support you, our customer, as effectively as we can. This is a time to overcome, together, and emerge stronger on the other side.
During this time, you can count on us to continue to support your essential storage and transportation needs. You will continue to have access to your storage unit during our regular gate hours (6am to 10pm). You will also continue to have access to our U-Haul truck rental service during the regular U-Haul office hours...
The Best of Brentwood award salutes businesses that are recognized by the public for their outstanding service to the community. Congratulations Brentwood
We are your Total Storage solution! At Brentwood Self Storage we constantly strives to provide our customers with the best value and service in Storage.
Control Gate Entry at Brentwood Self Storage in the Palm of Your Hand with EasyCode
Brentwood Self Storage is proud to announce that you can now open the security gate at our self-storage unit facility, and view access activity from your mobile device, with an app called EasyCode.
EasyCode is a mobile gate entry app for self-storage facilities that is now connected directly to our access control system, to open the security gate. No more remembering codes or getting in and out of your RV, moving van, or vehicles. The app is available for iPhone and Android devices in the App Store, and in the Google Play Store.
How to Get Your Set-Up Fee Waived
EasyCode is now available to all of our tenants, but there is a one-time set-up charge of $5.00.
This set-up fee can be waived if you enroll in our auto pay (automatic payments) for your self-storage unit account. By doing so, you will never have to worry about missing a bill again, plus you can open the security gate from your mobile device.
How to Sign Up
To sign up for our new EasyCode gate access service, stop by our office during normal business hours to speak with our manager. They will provide you with the 10 digit code required to use the app. Or, call us at (925) 240-7353 to learn more.
How to Use
Download the app by searching "EasyCode" in the App Store, or in the Google Play Store. We recommend that you download the latest version of the App which is 2.0. For your reference, it is the black and yellow icon. Once the app is downloaded, open EasyCode, and then click "Sign Up."
Next , you will be prompted to enter your site key. The site key is a 10 digit code you received from the Brentwood Self Storage manager. After entering your site key, enter your contact information in the fields, set a password, and you’re ready to open the security gates and view access activity from your mobile device.
The site key is designed to ensure the renter is connected to your property, and can only enter their unit, within a certain range of the property. Location services need to be turned on while EasyCode is in use.
Contact Brentwood Self Storage at (925) 240-7353 to gain access to your storage unit from your smartphone.
We need your help! VOTE for us, Brentwood Self Storage, as the BEST Self Storage in Brentwood for 2019. Support your favorite businesses by voting today!
On the weekend of June 23 and 24, Brentwood Self Storage once again participated in the annual Relay for Life of the Delta, a fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society. This year our team raised over $500 to help make a difference in support of this important cause. Congratulations to all of our local volunteers for giving their time and effort to come together to remember loved ones lost, to honor survivors of all cancers, and to raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.
Critters, pests, spiders, and creepy crawlers can do damaging effects in your storage unit, which is a risk we take seriously. Maintaining clean facilities is a big deal at our self-storage facility, and our team takes pride in regular inspections of our bait stations. When you walk into our mini-storage facility, you can expect to see a clean, welcoming, storage unit.
Here’s what you can expect from Brentwood Self Storage:
- Routine pest control treatments in and around all storage facilities
- Treatments that keep pests away from storage units and your personal belongings
While rodents and insects are simple enough to keep out of your home, keeping your storage unit pest-free can be trickier. Here are several tips we suggest to reduce the likelihood of pests entering your storage unit and damaging your belongings.
- Avoid storing food items at all costs. Make sure all items that may have held food at one point are washed and sanitized
- Wrap your upholstered furniture and any soft items that you can’t store in boxes in plastic wrap or plastic bags. This will ensure that if mice or rats hang out on top of your favorite blanket, it won’t damage the fabric. This will also help protect your belongings from moths
- Before you store your items, dust them off, and give everything a good once-over. Bringing critters along that are hiding in your belongings can cause havoc to your neighbors storage units
Our managers are happy to answer any questions you have about our pest control services. We want you to have bug-free storage experience!
The Best of Brentwood award salutes businesses in the city of Brentwood California that are recognized by the public for their outstanding service to the community. Over the past several months, votes were cast online by the readers of The Brentwood Press, selecting their favorite local businesses.
Today, we’re pleased to announce that Brentwood Self Storage received the most votes in the Self-Storage business category, and has been voted the Best Self Storage in Brentwood for 2018! Congratulations to everyone involved!
Now celebrating its 17th year, The Brentwood Press’s annual Reader's Choice Awards is the most highly regarded awards program in the East County. It is the ultimate measure of excellence. Read the full list of winners featured in the December issue of the Brentwood Press 17th Annual Reader's Choice Awards.
We need your help! VOTE for us, Brentwood Self Storage, as the BEST Self Storage in Brentwood for 2018. Support your favorite local businesses by voting today!
To vote, click on the link to open the ballot thepress.net/bob_ballot/. Then enter Brentwood Self Storage under Best Shops & Retail Services -> Self Storage.
Please vote for a minimum of 10 categories for your vote to count. Here is a list of the local businesses that we endorse for Best of Brentwood voting. These are ordered in the order that the categories appear on the ballot:
- Copy/Print Shop: Minuteman Press
- Home Builder: Claremont Homes
- Self Storage: Brentwood Self Storage
- Bank: Fremont Bank
- Computer Repair: My PC Partners
- Handyman: Handydads
- Insurance Agent: Edward Harris, New York Life
- Real Estate Agent (Female): Kellie Temby, Keller Williams
- Real Estate Agent (Male): Michael Temby, Keller Williams
- Real Estate Office: Keller Williams
- Real Estate Team: Team Temby
- Authentic Mexican Food: La Hacienda Grill
- Most Community Minded Company: Brentwood Self Storage
- Non Profit: Relay for Life
Thank you to all who joined us for our FREE pancake breakfast at La Hacienda Grill on December 7th. The event was a great success and we were delighted to welcome such a great group of people.
A highlight of the day included a kind woman from our community who donated an entire trunk of home-made crocheted slippers, scarves, and afghans. Brentwood Self Storage sends our sincerest gratitude to the anonymous donor. Peggy Smith, the agent from the Expressions of Love Foster Care Agency, was very pleased to pick up the 30+ pairs of PJ’s we collected.
Holding our children’s pajamas donation drive was a collaborative team-building exercise. But most importantly, it was a way to help support children in our community get a good night’s sleep, especially those affected by the North Bay fires. Thank you to everyone who supported the event including our sponsors Oakley Self Storage and La Hacienda Grill.
The Best of Brentwood award salutes businesses in the city of Brentwood California that are recognized by the public for their outstanding service to the community. This past spring, votes were cast online by the readers of The Brentwood Press, selecting their favorite businesses.
Today, we’re pleased to announce that Brentwood Self Storage received the most votes in the Self-Storage business category. Congratulations to everyone involved!
Now celebrating its 16th year, The Brentwood Press’s annual Reader's Choice Awards is the most highly regarded awards program in Brentwood, CA. It is the ultimate measure of excellence. Read the full list of winners featured in the December issue of the Brentwood Press 16th Annual Reader's Choice Awards.
It's time to vote for your favorite businesses in Brentwood, CA and we need your help! VOTE for us, Brentwood Self Storage, as the BEST Self Storage in Brentwood for 2017.
There are some amazing businesses, people and organizations in Brentwood, CA and this is your chance to vote for who you think is the best. Support all of your favorite local businesses by voting today! To vote, click on the link to open the ballot http://bit.ly/2bGLuLw. Then enter our name under Best Professional Services -> Self Storage.
By voting you will help local businesses stand out in our community. To make sure your ballot counts, be sure to follow these rules.
- Must vote for a MINIMUM of 10 businesses in different categories
- Vote for businesses in Brentwood, CA only
- When voting for a person, enter their full name and their company name
- Only one ballot submission per email address
Deadline to submit your ballot is Tuesday, September 5th at 5 PM.
Come celebrate Oktoberfest in Brentwood, CA on Oct. 14th 2017 from 2PM to 7PM at Oak, First & Chestnut Streets. Admission is FREE so bring the whole family!
Oktoberfest in Brentwood features street and food vendors by local favorites, including bratwursts by Lockeford Sausage Company. Enjoy a fabulous traditional German Oktoberfest with lots of public parking and seating to enjoy all the activities.
This event is presented by the Downtown Brentwood Coalition, and celebrates the Bavarian heritage with music, dancing, games, contests, food, and of course cold beer!
This year the Kids Zone will be located at Oak St near 2nd. The Kid Zone features Jo Jo the Clown, a jump house, face painting, art, and games. Oktoberfest will transform Brentwood this fall, for people of all ages to enjoy.
Brentwood’s Oktoberfest extravaganza is a great way to celebrate fall. Mark your calendar!
In the wake of natural disasters and unforeseen events, many residents have been kind enough to donate their time and money to help out, but we forget there is also a growing need for blood.
Brentwood Self Storage is asking for people to step up and donate their blood to the American Red Cross, by doing so will help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season. A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and travel.
The Red Cross encourages donors to start a new holiday tradition and bring family and friends together to donate blood. Donors of all blood types are needed to give to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.
Here is a list of locations and dates for upcoming blood drives in Brentwood, CA. Look for the American Red Cross Bus. Appointments to donate blood can also be made at any time to better fit your schedule.
Monday, Oct. 16th from 7 AM to 1 PM at John Muir Health, Brentwood Campus located at 2400 Balfour Road in Brentwood, CA
Saturday, Oct. 28th from 10 AM to 4 PM at The Streets of Brentwood located at 2565 Sand Creek Road in Brentwood, CA
Donors are encouraged to complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to save time when donating.
Brentwood Self Storage would like to say thank you to everyone who attended the Relay For Life fundraiser at the Heritage High School Amphitheater on June 17th & 18th 2017.
Our local volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer. The turnout at the event was excellent and we welcome all local communities to come together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.
View the top teams and participants along with the total amount they fundraised for the event on the Relay For Life website.
Every child has the right to a good night’s sleep, especially those affected by the North Bay fires. This Holiday season, you can help support kids in need, by donating 1 new pair of children’s pajamas. With your kind donation, you will receive a FREE pancake breakfast at La Hacienda Grill.
Join Brentwood Self Storage at La Hacienda Grill on December 7th from 8AM to 10AM. Be sure to arrive early so that you don’t have to wait to be seated. La Hacienda Grill is located at 71 Sand Creek Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513.
This event is sponsored by Brentwood Self Storage, Oakley Self Storage, and La Hacienda Grill. Together, we can help give children a better bedtime, as they snuggle up in their new warm pajamas.
Prior to opening their doors this summer, the owners of Oakley Self Storage and Retail set about finding and donating to a local charitable organization in town. After much research, they decided to contribute $500 to Friends of Oakley, due to the organization’s great works within the community. The ownership team is not new to the business, as they have owned and operated Brentwood Self Storage for the past 11 years in Brentwood and have been actively involved with the community. From left are Laura Foster, vice president; Nicole Impagliazzo, treasurer; Laura Medina, director at large; Ken Maier, general manger; Kim Ridgway, manager; and Donna Lagano, secretary. For more information, visit www.oakleyselfstorage.com.
Brentwood Self Storage is proud to support the Brentwood Regional Community Chest by placing a collection barrel for non-perishable food and toys.
Brentwood Self Storage is proud to support the Brentwood Regional Community Chest by placing a collection barrel for non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys in our rental office. Stop by our office during business hours and we are happy to assist you.
Over 500 families from Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen, and Bethel Island are presented with a full holiday dinner, canned food, and age-appropriate presents for their children. The program is largely dependent on the generosity and support of individuals, families, and businesses in our community. The packing night will take place at Brentwood Elementary on Friday, December 14th, 2018 from 4:00 to 9:00 PM. Food and toy distribution will take place on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
For more information about registering your family with the Brentwood Regional Community Chest, or volunteering, visit their website here.
This year Allison Harris and Delta Valley Athletic Club teamed up to host the 8th annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association, in cooperation with the kickoff of the February “Go Red For Women” campaign. 100% of all the proceeds raised from this event were donated to the American Heart Association to help fight end this disease while raising heart health awareness.
Brentwood Self Storage was proud to present a check as a donation to the American Heart Association. Featured in the photo from the event, left to right, is Kim Ridgway, Allison Harris, and Connie Sanseverino.
With every one's help, more than 670,000 women’s lives have been saved since the creation of Go Red For Women
Section of Highway 4 in Brentwood, CA to be Designated, Police Sergeant Scott Lunger Memorial Highway
A measure that designates a specified portion of State Highway 4 in Brentwood, CA as the Police Sergeant Scott Lunger Memorial Highway has passed, and will be enacted. This measure is in memory of Sgt. Lunger, a Brentwood resident who was shot and killed in the line of duty, while serving with the Hayward Police Department in 2015.
Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 49 (ACR 49) designates the section of Highway 4 from Balfour Road in Brentwood, all the way to Laurel Road in Oakley. The Department of Transportation will determine the cost of the signage showing this special designation. The Brentwood Police Activities League will raise funds to pay for the signage, and work with Caltrans to have them installed. By law, state funds cannot be used to pay for and install memorial signs. All the funds must be raised privately.
Sgt. Lunger was born in Hayward and raised in Dublin. He graduated from Dublin High and continued his studies, playing football at both Diablo Valley College and Chico State University. He followed in the footsteps of his father and brother by completing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595’s apprenticeship program and worked his way up to general foreman to become a partner in the family’s electrical business.
In 2000, Lunger fulfilled a longtime desire to serve in law enforcement when he was hired by the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department. Following his graduation from the 109th Alameda County Sheriff’s Department Class of 2000, Lunger accepted a position with the Hayward Police Department in May 2001. Finding his true calling as a police officer, he served in many capacities including: Special Duty, the Gang Task Force, SWAT and as a Field Training Officer.
Brentwood Self Storage is thankful Police Sergeant Scott Lunger is being remembered in the community of Brentwood where he lived, and spent most of his time off-duty. Brentwood Self Storage is also proud to support the local police department. We invite the residents in Brentwood to show how much they care for the men and women in our local police department by thanking them personally for their ability to protect and serve you.
To learn more about Police Sergeant Scott Lunger, click here to read on SFGate.
Brentwood Self Storage is proud to support the annual Christmas basket program by placing a collection barrel for non-perishable food including new, unwrapped toys and gifts for boys and girls ages 17 and younger in our office, located at 190 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Stop by our office during business hours and we are happy to assist you to the donation location of our collection barrel.
The Brentwood Regional Community Chest has begun their food drive for the Holiday season. Be on the lookout for donation barrels throughout the city of Brentwood, CA including schools, City Hall and select businesses, including Brentwood Self Storage. Donation barrel contents are collected on a regular basis through Friday December 8th.
Brentwood Self Storage would like to thank you in advance for any support you can provide for the families in Brentwood, CA who are in need this Holiday Season!
For more information about registering your family with the Brentwood Regional Community Chest, or volunteering, visit their website here.
Giving to the Community Chest is an easy and efficient way to directly help people in need. Over 500 families from East Contra Costa County including the cities of Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen and Bethel Island are presented with a full holiday dinner, canned food and age-appropriate presents for their children. The Brentwood Regional Community Chest is largely dependent on the generosity and support of individuals, families and businesses in our community.
Brentwood Self Storage is proud to support the Brentwood Regional Community Chest with a $500 donation to their cause. Our donation goes directly back into our community, making a big impact on many lives.
The Brentwood Regional Community Chest was founded by Rose Pierce over 45 years ago. Rose originally founded the Delta East Coalition which collected money and food for needy families throughout the county. The program eventually evolved into the Brentwood Regional Community Chest. The Board of Directors and hundreds of community volunteers work to continue to support Rose's vision of a community supporting its' own.
You also have the power to people of need in your community through one simple act of giving. All donations to the Community Chest are tax deductible.
Food and toy distribution will take place on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM. For more information visit the BRCC website.
Pillars of Hope is a public outreach working with community officials and law enforcement to help in the fight against human and sex trafficking. Pillars also works to intervene and restore those who have been impacted by this horrible offense. The entire program is based on helping these victims back into society and ultimately reach self-sufficiency.
This is a well-known outreach that has many events and charitable opportunities to get involved in helping with cancer research and treatment.
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
- FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
- SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
- THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
- FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
We are excited to announce it is that time again for the American Cancer Society’s Brentwood Relay For Life! The event is being held on June 17th and 18th beginning at 9:00 a.m. Brentwood Self Storage is once again sponsoring the event and we have our team captain Kim Ridgway leading the charge. Please join in the effort and donate where you can. There are several ways to get involved as a volunteer, as well as donating dollars! This event goes to help the fight against cancer. Please see the information below to help you in the areas of interest. We look forward to your contribution and thank you in advance for your involvement in our community!