(DALLAS, TX) Feb. 21, 2019— Owned by Dustin and David Eshelbrenner, FASTSIGNS® of Dallas, TX - Southwest was recently recognized at the 2019 FASTSIGNS International Convention for their extensive work with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition as part of FASTSIGNS' "Show Us How You Care" philanthropic initiative.
For many customers at FASTSIGNS® of Dallas, TX - Southwest, Barbara Eshelbrenner was the face of the business, always providing exemplary customer service with a smile. Even after being diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer in 2010, she continued to work at her FASTSIGNS center alongside her husband, son, and daughter-in-law. Barbara lived courageously until the end, passing away in April 2018.
In support of her battle with ovarian cancer, every year the FASTSIGNS team joined Barbara in completing the annual Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer. They continue the walk today in her memory. Her family donates signs to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to help the organization with its goals to raise awareness about the disease and increase funding to fight it. The center has been recognized as a sponsor during the annual NOCC Walk to Break the Silence with the FASTSIGNS logo on display on banners, mile markers, sponsor boards and tent headers. They have also helped raise awareness about symptoms of ovarian cancer through signage, increased attendance at the event by providing banners to increase awareness before the event, assisted with fundraising goals by providing signage and increased personal donations made in Barbara's name.
Juan Garcia, Graphic Designer at FASTSIGNS® of Dallas, TX - Southwest, who has been with the team for 11 years and worked closely with Barbara, designs custom Team Barbara shirts for the walk each year. While local friends and family joined the walk in Dallas this year, others who were out of state wore their Team Barbara shirts in support of the cause. Many lives have been touched by the strength Barbara possessed and showed while she fought her cancer, exhibiting a positive spirit and living life to the fullest.
“While she was with us, she always commented about what a great team we had and she made sure everyone knew that she was proud of all their hard work,” said her son and franchisee, Dustin Eshelbrenner. “Now that she is gone, we are proud to donate to the NOCC to help continue the fight that she started and raise awareness about the disease that took her life.”