Smits Group once again joins up with Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ to spread the message to the Automotive and Refinish Industry about the reality of Prostate Cancer in our country, DO SOMETHING BLUE TO HELP A MATE THROUGH! - what our guys can do to increase awareness, reduce their risk, support our mates and help raise funds for research and more importantly fund programs to help those impacted get the treatment they need and support for themselves and family.
Whilst there is quite a lot going on in our world at the moment, not everything waits until the sky clears so my message here changes very little. Every day we come to work and consider our health and safety within the workplace by looking at our surroundings, changing some of the products we use to safer substances, we think carefully about what is worn to do the job be it gloves, mask, overalls etc and that’s fantastic. But what I want you all to consider for your business, workmates, and most important of all your family and friends and just go and get a simple PSA blood test. This is the earliest and simplest detection and frankly the power is very much in your hands to get to your doctor and get this done.
When I read the high statistics and noted the continued imbalance of funding and support to other causes then look to how staunch and often silent our industry can be, the decision remains clear. Through a variety of events throughout the year from car events, contribution associated with products and simple donation choices, our aim is to be that frequent voice to go and get your checks but also be a frequent funder to the cause.
We launch our program with Blue September - DO SOMETHING BLUE TO HELP A MATE THROUGH!. Through TradeSaver we have selected ‘blue’ lines that by simply purchasing what you would normally use will contribute to Blue September fund. The selections will refresh through the month so keep an eye out.
In addition, and should restrictions allow, there will be a Meguiar's Car Crazy Charity Cruise to begin at our East Tamaki location to end at Hampton Downs. Full details can be found here, but I encourage you to get in amongst it!
|Please look for the ribbon tabs onsite. We also give you the opportunity to add $5 if you choose when you confirm your purchase.|
Our aim has always been to keep our industry strong and focused on the future so please do look after yourselves.
Darlene Smits & the team at Smits Group
Starting 6 September 2021
Meguiars Ceramic Range (G190526, G200200, G200416, G200526) - $1 per bottle given to PCNZ
Meguiars Marine Range - $1 per bottle given to PCNZ
Meguiar’s Car Crazy Charity Cruise
This year, we’ve joined forces with the crews at Hampton Downs and Caffeine and Gasoline to bring you our annual Meguiar’s Car Crazy Charity Cruise. We’ll all be looking forward to welcoming summer and stretching our legs after another lockdown – which is the perfect time to get your car cruise ready and join us in the crusade against Prostate Cancer. We invite you to hit the streets with us to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ and cruise to Hampton Downs for Caffeine and Gasoline. We have locked in Sunday 26 September 2021 starting at Meguiar’s / Smits Group HQ in East Tamaki.
Registration is $25 per car and you’ll take home a bag worth over $75 of Meguiar’s and Smits Group goodies, plus you’ll be eligible for our grand prize for Meguiar’s Ultimate Shine People’s Choice Award as voted by the public, which includes a $500 Meguiar’s Prize Pack and a double pass for a Hampton Downs Go Kart session. Register your car online now at www.meguiars.co.nz
We highly recommend paying your registration fee as soon as possible to secure your spot and avoid disappointment.
PROSTATE CANCER FAST FACTS - WHAT’S HAPPENING IN NEW ZEALAND
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