Shafer Equipment wins bid in "Pink-Belt" breast cancer auction
Winning bid claims Link-Belt 145 X4 Spin Ace hydraulic excavator at CONEXPO 2020
Jay Shafer of Shafer Equipment Company, Sparks, NV placed the winning bid of $145,000 to claim a Link-Belt 145 X4 Spin Ace hydraulic excavator.
The auction was held March 12, 2020,during the CONEXPO-CON/AGG construction equipment show in Las Vegas, NV. LBX Company LLC of Lexington, Kentucky sponsored the event.
Fondly named "Pink-Belt," the entire machine is painted pink to show support for breast cancer awareness. The 15.2-metric ton hydraulic excavator has been on display at various charity events and fundraisers all over the United States during the past year and a half, including thirteen Link-Belt Excavators dealerships. The second dealer to host Pink-Belt was Shafer Equipment on June14, 2019.
"All of us at Shafer Equipment Company are proud to be a part of the Pink-Belt drive for breast cancer awareness," said Jay Shafer, President, Shafer Equipment Company. "My family personally and every family I know has had this tragedy strike their family. Early detection is the key, and I hope our part helps women get the screening they need."
"We, at LBX have been proud and honored to contribute a little bit to support the fight against breast cancer, " said Eric Sauvage, President and CEO, LBX Company. "I would like to congratulate and thank Jay, his family and his organization for their winning bid of our Pink-Belt. This represents another milestone to our journey to bring awareness for early detection of breast cancer and increase the survival rate in our community and in our country."