News Release

“Click for a Cure” Facebook promotion nets $1,113 for children with cancer

WARWICK, R.I.  (October 17, 2011):  Overhead Door Company/Garage Headquarters, a Warwick-based distributor of overhead garage doors and openers for residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout southeastern New England, recently launched a one-week Facebook campaign to garner support for The Tomorrow Fund of Providence, RI.

The “Click for a Cure” promotion raised $1,113 for the Fund which is the only local nonprofit organization that provides daily financial and emotional support to children with cancer and their families.

For every new fan who “liked” the Overhead Door/Garage Headquarters Facebook page, $1 was donated to the Fund.  The company’s existing Facebook fan base shared the posting with their friends to help spread the word within their network.  Seven days after the campaign launch, the company gained 1,113 new fans resulting in the total amount raised for the cause.

“We received a lot of positive feedback on our Facebook page and also from our customers in person about this promotion,” states Scott Grace, president of Overhead Door Company/Garage Headquarters.  “We gained over 1,000 new fans in seven days for such a good cause, and are happy to help The Tomorrow Fund with their programs and outreach.”

The Tomorrow Fund will use the donation to help fund hospital parking passes, travel stipends, co-payments not covered by health insurance, college scholarships for teens, home and funeral expenses, and a week-long camp for cancer patients and their siblings.

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Established in 1973, Overhead Door Company/Garage Headquarters is a leading garage door, gate and finished garage systems company serving the needs of the residential and commercial market throughout southeastern New England.  The family-owned and operated company is an authorized Ribbon Distributor for Dallas, TX-based Overhead Door Corporation which manufactures overhead doors and openers under the Overhead Door, Wayne-Dalton and Genie brands.  Overhead Door Company/Garage Headquarters is located at One Overhead Way in Warwick, RI and maintains an office at 36 R Industrial Way in Norwood, MA.  Phone:  (401) 467-3041; (781) 828-4933; or