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Four Seasons in fundraiser for Ribbons of Life
In an effort to help promote breast cancer awareness, Four Seasons Cleaners will be donating 1% of all orders it receives during the month of September.
The money will go directly to the Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation to assist women in Ventura County who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
It has been estimated that there were more than 2.6 million survivors of breast cancer in 2011.
Typically, about one in eight U.S. women are afflicted with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime.
By participating in Ribbons of Life’s “Keep the Money Local Campaign,” Four Seasons’ efforts will help the group administer breast cancer education, advocacy and support for the local citizenry.
“The project provides meaning to our staff and all within our community who are struggling with breast cancer,” noted Four Seasons President Sonny Shah. “This is a good cause; a much-needed cause within our county, and we are committed towards making a positive difference.”
All four Four Seasons locations will be participating, including two in Ventura, one in Oxnard and one in Carpinteria.
As an added convenience, the drycleaning company has also added a link on its web site so visitors who are interested in contributing directly to Ribbons of Life can do so that way, as well. The site is located online at
Four Seasons was originally founded by the Shah brothers in 1987.
For the past 8 years, the company has taken part in Coats for Kids and Prom Dress Projects where they collected and cleaned donated items free of charge as a way to give back to the local community.
Since the start of both of those projects, over 35,000 coats for kids and 2,000 dresses have been collected and distributed in Ventura County.

RMFA hosts four seminars in Layton, UT
Over the course of three consecutive days in mid-October, the Rocky Mountain Fabricare Association will host four separate seminars covering cleaning, finishing and customer service tips.
The first will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will tackle the topic of “General Drycleaning Stain Removal.”
Bill Hay, the regional sales manager for R.R. Street & Co., Inc., will bring over 40 years of industry experience to the program, which will give attendees the tools they need to handle garments and remove stains, as well as finish garments.
On Saturday, he will return to deliver a more challenging program from 1 to 5 p.m. on “Advanced Drycleaning Stain Removal.”
The seminar is suited for those who have completed the Thursday seminar or have about one year of cleaning experience.
From 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, industry consultant Liz Davies  will bring 25 years of experience to a program on “Customer Service Tips and Troubles.”
She will also return the following day for a session on “Drycleaning and Shirt Finishing” that will spend equal time on shirt finishing techniques and general drycleaning finishing.
The registration deadline to sign up for any of the four seminars is Monday, Oct. 15. Cost to attend one of the stain removal and finishing courses is $109 for RMFA/DLI members and $129 for non-members.
However, those who sign up for more than one session will see that fee reduced to $99 each for RMFA/DLI members and $119 for non-members.
Cost for the customer service seminar is $29 for members and $39 for non-members. For more information, call (970) 330-0124 or visit