Concrete Cares Sets Goal of 50 Pours in 50 States

Join members of the concrete industry in promoting cancer awareness, early detection and research

Concrete Cares was born to help expand the awareness of the need for breast cancer research and fundraising within the concrete industry. In 2012, founders Mike and Donna Murray, of Decorative Concrete Supply in Shawnee Mission, Kan., noticed that there are many individuals in the concrete industry who care deeply about those struggling with diseases such as cancer or other medical ailments. So they came up with the idea of placing decorative concrete to promote cancer awareness, early detection and research.

Mike Murray encourages concrete artisans around the country to pick a local project where they can install decorative concrete as a show piece for raising cancer awareness. It all started when Murray partnered with Chris Sullivan and Jereme Montgomery to make a pink concrete table with the American Cancer Society logo engraved into the surface. Now, five more projects have been completed in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, and Colorado.

You may have seen them promoting the cause at World of Concrete or the Concrete Decor Show. At WOC, Concrete Cares put out a challenge to have 50 pours in 50 states by the end of 2013. A promotional slab was created as part of the Artistry in Decorative Concrete exhibit using Surface Gel Tek’s Flattoo stencils and stains. At the Concrete Decor Show, Concrete Cares helped sponsor the first annual Pinkcrete Silent Auction with all proceeds going to the Charlotte Chapter of the Susan G Komen Foundation.

Whether you’ve been touched by cancer or not, Concrete Cares is a great way to give back to your community. Here are some ways to get involved:

  • Order a pink Concrete Cares T-shirt
  • Place a pink ribbon on your company or personal vehicle on October, 1st
  • Paint your concrete truck pink
  • Help with a local project by donating materials or labor
  • Organize a local project by selecting a site, assembling a team and creating a design

For more information:
Concrete Cares