Giving Life to the Find A Cure Project

Friday, December 18, 2015 8:17 am PST

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Trevor Nishihira, Founder of Find A Cure Project

I began the Find A Cure Project in honor of my grandma who passed away from breast cancer a few years ago. I believe this is one of those situations where life hands you lemons so you make lemonade. I wish it actually handed me lemons, but instead it was cancer. My family was no stranger to cancer. It’s prejudice to no one and has taken other members of my family. I quickly realized how common it is for families to have someone close to them struck by cancer. It’s not an easy process and can take a toll on any family. As you watch a loved one struggle through the cancer process, it often leaves you feeling helpless. You also can’t help but miss those who have passed away as result of this disease.



Missing my family sparked my fire in wanting to help others. I wanted to show my support to others going through a similar situation. Being a huge car enthusiast, I came up with the idea to create a support wrap. This wrap would later include the iconic breast cancer pink ribbon and powerful words that would travel across the country.

It’s been a memorable first year. By visiting local events or hospitals along the west coast, we’ve met many survivors who have left their mark on our car with quotes of hope and inspiration. Hearing their stories is a reminder of why we started this project. Cancer can cause women to feel alone, so in addition to raising awareness about breast cancer our hope is that women who see our car wrap realize they have a big support system. This year, the wrapped car visited the Relay for Life, Cars N Coffee and Cars N Croissants events in San Francisco, as well as HRE Wheels Open House in Southern California. Nike headquarters also hosted a promotional visit for us in Beaverton, Oregon where our wrapped car received its first signature.



The Find A Cure Project wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Avery Dennison and the donation of Conform Chrome Black with a satin overlaminate, Fellers who provided the test vinyl for print work and Lettering Express who donated their time and materials. It took a special team to bring this design to life. From our graphic designer, Scott Kepple, to our print and installation consult, Dwayne LaRosh at Lettering Express, to our shop manager Charlie Trujillo, everyone recognized the importance of the project and wanted to get involved in making this concept a reality.

In 2016, the Find A Cure Project will continue to support women and their families affected by breast cancer by attending more events along the west coast and as far east as Texas, including the SEMA 2016 show in Las Vegas. To learn more about the Find A Cure Project, visit https://www.facebook.com/FindACureProject.

Trevor Nishihira is the founder of Find A Cure Project. The car wrap consultant is based in Austin, Texas.

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