VMRF Named Recipient of WD-40 Company Initiative




April 15, 2011

Veterans Medical Research Foundation Named Recipient of WD-40® Company Initiative to Support Military Personnel

Limited Edition Military Collectible Series Can Sales to Provide Funding for Critical Programs

 WD-40 military collectible series pic with borderSan Diego, CA. – San Diego’s Veterans Medical Research Foundation will be the recipient of a minimum of $100,000 donation from a WD-40 Company effort, launched today, to support those who serve or have served. The company will donate 10 cents from the sale of each of four limited edition cans with special artwork depicting service at sea, in air and on land. The can series will be available for sale at retailers across the country through Memorial Day.
The WD-40 Company has committed a minimum of $100,000 to each of three organizations that support the military. In addition to Veterans Medical Research Foundation, the Wounded Warrior Project and the Armed Services YMCA will also receive donations from the company. Each Military Collectible Series can includes a code for consumers to unlock videos from actor and retired drill sergeant R. Lee Ermey, training purchasers how to use WD-40 to solve everyday problems.

Gunny and Kerstin with border 2“Partners like the WD-40 Company are integral to our efforts to honor service with science by funding cutting-edge medical research for veterans,” said Kerstin Lynam, Veterans Medical Research Foundation Chief Executive Officer.  “We are grateful for their recognition of our organization as the “charity of choice”, and we look forward to working with an organization who shares our commitment to these American heroes.” For more information about the WD-40 Company initiative, please visit http://supporttroops.wd40.com/