Tint Shop Offers Free Window Tint for Skin Cancer Patients

July 9th, 2014 by Casey Flores

A tint shop owner in the Inland Empire area of California is doing his best to make life easier for people with skin cancer.

Arturo Ceballos, owner of Tint City and Black Diamond Wheels and Tint, is offering anyone diagnosed with melanoma or other skin cancers a complete auto window tint, typically a $150 job, for no cost.

Tint City of California is gives people with skin cancer free window tinting service. Above are pictures thank you letters written to Arturo Ceballos, the owner. Marissa, his daughter, says he displays them "like trophies."

Tint City of California gives people with skin cancer free window tinting service. Above are pictures thank you letters written to Arturo Ceballos, the owner. Marissa, his daughter, says he displays them “like trophies.”

It is part of his Tint City Skin Cancer Program, aimed at not only keeping people healthy, but also putting their “mind at ease,” according to his website.

Unbeknownst to him, his daughter Marissa reached out to Window Film magazine, proud of her dad’s charity.

“He’s not the type to show off or anything. He really does this from his heart… he doesn’t ask for anything in return,” she says.

One of the shops is located next to a hospital. Marissa says it is not uncommon for people to leave the hospital after being diagnosed with skin cancer to come directly to her dad’s shop to get their windows tinted.

“A lot of [people] would come and want something done but they couldn’t afford it so he just wanted to start helping them out.”
She says that though Tint City advertises the program on their website, many people who come into the store with skin cancer do not know about it.

“They’ll come thinking they’re going to pay this money to get a tint job then we’ll apply it for them at no cost.”

Marissa says her dad started the program in 2012 and has since tinted around 200 cars with plans for many more in the future.

“I know he doesn’t have any desire of stopping anytime soon,” she says.

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