Debbie Sardone, owner of Speed Cleaning together with husband Steve Sardone, is a familiar face (and voice) in the North Texas media and beyond, having appeared several times on local morning shows, hosting her own radio podcast Cleaning UP with Debbie Sardone, and more.
Now she’s made national news as founder and president of Cleaning For A Reason, a nonprofit organization that serves the United States and Canada, giving the gift of free house cleaning to women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Their goal is to let these women focus on their health and treatment while Cleaning For A Reason focuses on taking away the work and worry of cleaning their homes.
Debbie and Cleaning For A Reason were chosen to be the Day 2 honorees of the New York Yankee’s 2016 HOPE Week, shining a light on this non-profit so worthy of recognition. On Tuesday, June 7, Debbie and a volunteer team from a local cleaning company together with New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and players Carlos Beltrán, Starlin Castro, and Jacoby Ellsbury strapped on the Speed Cleaning apron and surprised cancer patient and mother of two, Marybell Ruiz, when they showed up at her door to clean her home. Yes, they cleaned from top to bottom and left to right, in keeping with the Speed Cleaning system as Sardone offered a quick bit of advice to the ballplayers before they started in on the cleaning! That evening at Yankee Stadium, Debbie and Marybell threw out the first ceremonial pitches and enjoyed the game with Marybell’s family.
Read the full, inspiring story in “Girardi, Yankees roll up their sleeves for Day 2 of 2016 HOPE Week” and please share with your friends and loved ones. Thank you.
It’s great to see the New York Yankees helping cancer patients by cleaning their homes. Taking a chore of their list.