Hope, love, courage, faith, strength, cure – these were the words that drove one of Statesville’s latest efforts as team members joined together Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in the Pink Ribbon campaign as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Ribbon is the most prominent symbol of breast cancer awareness throughout the world, and team members did their part by wearing all things pink.
In addition to donning brightly colored clothes – which many employees wore to honor loved ones who are fighting or have been lost to breast cancer – the team used the opportunity to promote awareness of the need for annual screenings and preventive care for women.
It is estimated more than 40,000 women and nearly 500 men die from breast cancer annually. Recognizing the impact of cancer in the lives of many people around the world, the Mack family supports the American Cancer Society’s recommendation of beginning cancer screenings at age 40 or sooner if there is family history of breast cancer so that individuals may utilize family history and preventative exams to best understand their risk.
Raising awareness in the fight against breast cancer was only one of the good works done by the Statesville team in 2016. The team again raised donations for My Sister’s House – a special place that addresses the needs of those fleeing domestic or sexual violence by providing sanctuary in a warm living environment – collecting holiday gifts for families in their time of need.
Statesville was also recognized by Purple Heart Homes, a charity that helps veterans with service-related injuries, in the organization’s newsletter. Mack’s Statesville employees raised more than $7,000 to be used to bring quality of life housing solutions to disabled veterans.
Way to represent Mack Statesville!