October 31, 2016
October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Employees at Vulcan Information Packaging and American Thermoplastic Company participated in several activities to raise funds and show their support of finding a cure for this deadly disease.
The first event was “Wear Pink Day”, where employees proudly wore pink to kick off the month.
Next, they participated in “Tie a Pink Ribbon Day”. Employees gathered and tied pink ribbons and bows on shrubs and trees along the front entrance of our building.
For the third event, “Pink Your Department Day”, employees decorated their departments in a pink theme and set up a table with pink goodies and in the spirit of sharing in the fight, employees visited each department’s table, made a donation and enjoyed some delicious treats and other fun items. A grand total of $520.00 was raised and donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Participating in the event were Vulcan’s very own Breast Cancer Survivors – Becky Vinson, Kim Riggins and Jenny Sims.
The final event was “Pink My Boss Day”. Production Manager, Josh Brasher, graciously volunteered to participate and get “pinked” for the worthy cause of fighting for a cure. Binders.com’s employees also collected a total of $775.00 on this day for another great donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Facts from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation:
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide.
1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in her lifetime.
Every two minutes a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Over 40,000 American Women die from Breast Cancer each year.
But there is hope, thanks to research:
There are more than 3 million survivors in the U.S. today.
Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer have a 99% chance of 5-year survival.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is dedicated to ending breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF funded investigators have been involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer research over the last twenty years.
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