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Sleepy's Raises over $100K For American Cancer Society

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David Acker and Adam Blank

Sleepy’s announced that the company, headquartered in Hicksville, New York hosted the first ever Corporate American Cancer Society Relay for Life event in the Eastern Division on Friday, August 6th, with over 450 employees and their families, joined by a number of their vendors in attendance.  The event featured a variety of family fun activities including a dunk tank, pony rides, and barbeque, along with a make shift track on the grounds of the facility to walk in memory of loved ones and in honor of those facing a journey with cancer.  The Sleepy’s team Relayed until midnight when they closed the evening with a dessert reception and a feeling of HOPE still in the air. 

Through the dedication and donations of the Sleepy’s employees and many supporters, nearly  $110,000 was raised including a $10,000 donation from the Sleepy’s Corporation presented by David Acker, President and Adam Blank, COO, the night of the event.  All of the funds raised will help create more birthday’s with less cancer for communities all over the world by helping you stay well, get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

The American Cancer Society is proud to partner with Sleepy’s and wishes to thank the entire Sleepy’s team for their generosity and support in being a leader for Corporate Relay for Life and the fight against cancer.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. The American Cancer Society Eastern Division has 46 community-based offices, involving thousands of volunteers throughout NY and NJ.  For 24-hour cancer information, the public can call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

Sleepy’s, The Mattress Professionals(R) is a privately-owned 4 generation company with  700 retail locations in thirteen states, spanning from Vermont to Virginia and available nationally through
www.sleepys.com. Throughout Sleepy’s 52-year history, they have supported the idea that one mattress does not fit all, carrying a wide selection of mattresses so their customers are certain to find the one that suits them best. Keeping up-to-date on all the latest innovations in sleep technology, Sleepy’s, The Mattress Professionals(R) carries the latest in Sealy, Serta, Simmons, Beautyrest, Posturepedic, Tempur-Pedic, Sleep To Live mattresses and 12 other brands to fit any price range or comfort level. For more information, call 1-800-SLEEPYS (1-800-753-3797), or visit us at www.sleepys.com.

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