Every year more than 16 million people in the U.S. fall victim to identity theft.
The American Institute for Cancer Research, ProShred Security and the YMCA’s LIVESTRONG, together ran Saturday’s “shred cancer” event at the Wilbraham Senior Center.
ProShred Security has been holding “Shred Cancer” events every year, to give people an opportunity to dispose of unwanted documents while raising money for cancer research.
“We lost a fellow brother in the ProShred family and his wife wishes to support cancer prevention and cancer treatment,” said Joesph Kelly, Owner of ProShred Security.
Residents dumped their boxes of unwanted documents into bins, which were then lifted into a shredding truck, safely shredding the documents into pieces.
Its a good idea to shred anything with your personal information on it, that includes social security cards, bank account forms, and birth certificates. Shredding these personal documents will help protect your from identity theft.
“We needed to dispose of items collected over the years and we felt this was the safe way to do it,” said Andy and Helen Duda of Wales.