HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – May 11, 2021 – LINE-X, the leading manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings and industry-leading automotive and lifestyle accessories, today announced its donation of more than $250,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
For the 4th year in a row, LINE-X hosted its St. Jude Thanks and Giving® bedliner campaign fundraising alongside company franchisees where both donated $10 to the campaign for every LINE-X bedliner sold from Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, 2020. This was the first year of LINE-X support in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign where LINE-X’s generous customers, as well as employees, made additional contributions to the campaign.
“The kindness and compassion that our partners share year after year during the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign is truly invaluable,” said Marlo Thomas, national outreach director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “This holiday season was like no other, but one thing remained certain, the outpouring of generosity from our St. Jude family. Our partners, their employees and customers continue to have big hearts for the children of St. Jude and their support helps ensure our doctors and researchers will continue their tireless work to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.”
The campaign unites celebrities, world-class brands and their generous customers to support a common goal – to build awareness and raise funds to support vital research and treatment. St. Jude continues to uphold its promise that no family will receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened over 50 years ago. St. Jude will not stop until no child dies from cancer.
“The significant impact of the pandemic set a lot of activity back, but not this program that is near to our hearts. Instead of dialing back or postponing our fundraising efforts late last year, it was clear to us and our franchisees that we needed to double down on donation activities for St. Jude,” said Barry McConway, President at LINE-X. “Now more than ever, the children of St. Jude need all the support they can get, and we’re proud to have made the biggest contribution to the hospital since our annual drive began in 2017. However, as dedicated supporters, we know our job is far from over with much work still to be done. We look forward to continuing our support for St. Jude.”
A global leader in high-performance protective coatings for a vast array of applications, LINE-X is the only franchised network in North America – boasting more than 550 franchisees – that specializes in the automotive aftermarket and wide-ranging protective coating services. LINE-X recently delivered the $250,000 check to St. Jude, which will help with the hospitals most immediate need in childhood cancer treatment, patient care and research. To put into perspective the type of support this money will provide, this donation helps cover the average cost of 15 major surgical procedures.
Since starting the annual bedliner campaign fundraising tradition in 2017, LINE-X has raised more than $650,000 for St. Jude. It also has supported the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, a St. Jude led 5k run/walk event in the Huntsville area. LINE-X is also recognizing the top 10 franchisees that contributed to this campaign, which are:
- Tied for first place: LINE-X Of Albuquerque (2019 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107); and LINE-X of Clarksville (424 Bellamy Ln, Clarksville, TN 37043)
- LINE-X Of Southern New Hampshire (156 Lowell Rd, Hudson, NH 03051)
- LINE-X Of Roselle (55 W Irving Park Rd, Roselle, IL 60172)
- Truck Works North LINE-X (2340 Vernon St, Kansas City, MO 64116)
- Safari Truck and SUV Accessories (4301 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210)
- LINE-X Of Nashville (813 E Old Hickory Blvd, Madison, TN 37115)
- LINE-X Of Olathe (521 S Fir St, Olathe, KS 66061)
- Bedliners By LINE-X of Central MN (539 27th Ave N., Saint Cloud, MN 56303)
- LINE-X Of Kenosha (7426 12th St, Kenosha, WI 53144)
LINE-X LLC (www.LINE-X.com) is a global leader in high performance polyurea protective coatings offering scientifically formulated polymers that permanently bond to a wide range of surfaces for unmatched durability. With the launch of the brand’s Truck Gear by LINE-X accessory line, LINE-X’s near-‘unbreakable’ coatings are complemented with premium, stylish truck offerings to make for a true one-stop truck customization solution at franchise locations across the United States and the globe. With prominent applications in the automotive, military, commercial, light industrial, heavy industrial, agricultural, marine and personal customization worlds, LINE-X brings legendary protection to any business or manufacturer serious about protecting and prolonging the life of its products. Headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., LINE-X supports more than 660 customers in 75 countries, manages eight warehouses across six continents, and employs an award-winning chemistry team with state-of-the-art product innovation lab. Follow LINE-X on Twitter @LINEXProtects, become a fan on Facebook of LINE-X Protective Coatings, follow LINE-X on Instagram @LINEXNorthAmerica, and check out what LINE-X is doing on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/LINEXProtects. #Unbreakable #Style. #LINEXIT.
ABOUT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL®
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.