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Drain for the Cure

Every October, Springfield Plastics holds its Drain for the Cure fundraiser to raise money for cancer research and prevention.

Like so many of us, Springfield Plastics has been affected by cancer, whether it touched family members or employees. After losing an important family member to breast cancer, our family-oriented business decided to turn our personal tragedy into a passion: Drain for the Cure.

The annual fundraiser is held throughout the month of October, and Springfield Plastics reaches out to customers, vendors, business partners, and the communities we serve to raise money for cancer research and prevention. The funds raised are donated to Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois, and John Stoddard Cancer Center of UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, Iowa.

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See how cancer has affected the lives of those around us and how Drain for the Cure is supporting the fight against cancer.

Community Support

Drain for the Cure receives support from the Auburn community through some very special events.

Grain for the Cure

Started by Dale Himstedt of Himstedt Farms and D&H Drainage, Grain for the Cure accepts donations of grain, which are then taken to a local elevator to be sold in the donors' names. Shane Gray of S&J Gray Trucking joined the Grain for the Cure effort in 2022.

  • Schedule a Dump Time
    • Morrisonville, IL, area - Call or text Dale at 217-827-4455 to donate!
    • Wavery, IL, area - Call or text Shane at 217-971-2262 to donate!
  • Get Involved
    If you are interested in starting a Grain for the Cure in your area, please let us know. We'd love to have you! Contact Springfield Plastics at 800-252-3361.

Game for the Cure

Local football games are dedicated to raising money through the sale of Drain for the Cure merchandise and raffles. Please join us at one of these games in 2023:

  • September 15, 2023 - At North Mac High School vs. Pana
  • October 20, 2023 - At Auburn High School vs. Williamsville

How to Donate

In addition to participating in upcoming contests, attending the Game for the Cure, or donating through Grain for the Cure, here are some ways to support us online!

Donate Directly

Donations made through Drain for the Cure are tax deductible under IRS guidelines. Simmons Cancer Institute is affiliated with the SIU Foundation and John Stoddard Cancer Center is affiliated with the Unity Point Health - Des Moines Foundation.

Buy Merchandise

Contact Sarah at 217-438-6167 or to place an order.

Shirts will also be sold starting October 1 at these retail locations:

Enter Raffles

We are holding two raffles: one for our customers and one for the public. Tickets for both raffles are $20 each.

Customer Raffle

The winner of the customer raffle will win a Traeger Pro 780 grill (retail value $1000). Talk to your Springfield Plastics sales representative to purchase raffle tickets. The drawing for the grill will be held on November 1.

Public Raffle

The winner of the public raffle will have the choice of two prizes: Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler (retail value $250) or Bose Frames Tempo Bluetooth Sunglasses (retail value $250). Buy your tickets today by contacting Sarah at 217-438-6167 or

Donate Through Springfield Plastics

You can also make checks payable to SIU Foundation or John Stoddard Cancer Center and mail to:

Springfield Plastics
7300 W. State Rt. 104
Auburn, IL. 62615

Thank YOU for helping us fight for a cure!

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