C.L.E. Cigar Company Breast Cancer Initiative Update
The CLE Foundation, in conjunction with C.L.E. Cigar Company, concluded its “Save the Cans” initiative with full breast examinations in Danli, Honduras this past weekend.
Throughout the month of October, C.L.E. Cigar Company sold “Save the Cans” Cans including 10 cigars and a double flame lighter to help raise money for breast examinations in Danli, Honduras. “We wanted to do something special for the month of October as so many of us are affected by breast cancer,” said Christian Eiroa, President and CEO of C.L.E. Cigar Company. “Since we could not find a cancer-related foundation in the US that would accept money from a company in the tobacco industry, we decided to head to Honduras and support the women of the community that supports us daily.”
The event was held on Saturday, November 4th at the company’s facilities in Danli, Honduras. Over one hundred women turned out for the screening from surrounding communities. Of these women, 33 were selected to receive additional mammography examinations in Tegucigalpa, the country’s capital. “We trust in God that all the results are normal for the selected ladies,” reported Sandra Ochoa, the company’s head of operations in Honduras. Ms. Ochoa oversaw the evaluations and will continue to organize the transportation and support for the women who require the additional screening. The entire process will mean that these women will have to travel for two days to Tegucigalpa to receive the screenings.
C.L.E. Cigar Company works with The CLE Foundation to provide resources to the families of the communities that support the daily operations of the company. The Eiroa family strongly believes that it is the responsibility of the entire community to support one another, especially when one has more means than another. Christian Eiroa strongly believes in the words of J. P. Dejoria, “Success unshared is failure,” and strives to bring forth this initiative with his company and in his everyday life.
About C.L.E. Cigar Company
C.L.E. Cigar Company represents the more commonly known brands including C.L.E. Cigars, Asylum Cigars, EIROA Cigars, Puros Indios Cigars, Cuba Aliados Cigars, Patoro Cigars, Wynwood Cigars, Edgar Hoill Cigars, and Hechicera Cigars. C.L.E. Cigar Company was founded in 2012, while the Eiroa family has been working in manufacturing cigars since 1916. Christian Luis Eiroa has been awarded the title of the Official Ambassador of Cigars for Honduras by the Honduran President and his family operations include the Corojo Farm and Aladino Factory in the Jamastran Valley.