ARS Services has been working with the Gloria Gemma Foundation for the past 5 years and has donated $100,000 to the foundation in each of the last three years. Steve Sorkin, ARS Services' Vice President of Sales & Marketing, and Dan Morse, ARS Services' General Manager, recently presented The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation with a check for $150,000, thanking them for all the hard work they have put into researching the deadly disease.

The Gloria Gemma mission is to raise breast cancer awareness, increase breast health education and generate funding for critical breast health programs that are in desperate need of being brought to fruition.

“ARS Restoration Specialists would like to thank the thousands of friends we have that generously donated to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. As a result of your efforts we are extremely proud to announce our 2010 donation of $150,000! This amount exceeded our expectations at the beginning of the year; so thank you, thank you, thank you!” the company said. The Gloria Gemma Foundation was founded in 2004 by the Gemma family, in memory of their mother Gloria Gemma. Early on in the disease, doctors mistakenly thought she had pneumonia but soon after realized their mistake. Gloria was diagnosed with breast cancer too late in the disease to do anything to help. Shortly after Gloria's death her 9 children decided to do something to help any future women or men who might be diagnosed with the disease. One of her children, Gloria, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Because of the foundation's proactive approach to self-exams and early detection, Gloria was able to detect her cancer early. The Gloria Gemma Foundation's mission is to raise breast cancer awareness, increase breast health education, and generate funding for breast health programs.

ARS Services specializes in cleaning up after water & fire damage, mold removal, and reconstruction. A local company, with headquarters in Newton, ARS was founded 23 years ago and now has five locations throughout New England. ARS' goal is to provide their clients with quality service to restore their property to pre-loss condition and to limit the extent of the loss whenever possible.

If interested, everyone is strongly urged to visit to donate anything they can. The foundation is thankful for everything they receive. For further information about ARS Services, please visit or call 617-969-1119.