Mohawk Expands Support of Susan G. Komen Three-Day Walk
Calhoun, GA, August 22, 2019-Mohawk has expanded its continuing support of the Susan G. Komen Three-Day Walk by, this year, not only donating more than 5,000 SmartCushion pads to comfort walkers and crew members but also teaming up with retail partners in each city to host a celebratory lunch to mark the halfway point-the completion of 30 miles, which is a huge feat for the walkers.
This is the fourth year that Mohawk has provided soft, durable and eco-friendly SmartCushion for the three-day, 60-mile walk in all seven participating locations: Michigan, Twin Cities in Minnesota, New England, Seattle, Philadelphia, Dallas/Ft. Worth and San Diego. Cushions are placed under sleeping bags at night and will be available, along with sun shelters, for seating at lunchtime, including the halfway celebrations.
Additionally, Mohawk will donate bright pink carpet for “Mohawk Mile,” a path leading walkers to the finish line each day. Commercial brand Mohawk Group will also be supplying pink and gray carpet tile rugs created using its Pop Icon and Taped Off styles for the hospitality areas at each Three-Day camp.
One of Mohawk’s behind-the-scenes roles at the Three-Day events is cleaning up the used SmartCushion pads. SmartCushion from each Three-Day is recycled into new padding through ReCover, Mohawk’s recycling program. Since its inception in 2006, ReCover has diverted more than 100 million pounds of carpet and cushion from landfills. In 2018, Mohawk recycled 33,320
pounds of cushion from Three-Day events.