As we celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month here at the Pink Plumber, we give thanks for the daily, year-round opportunities we have to donate to the fight against breast cancer. With every job we complete, a portion goes to the cause. We are truly grateful for all the customers that make this possible.
Started in 1985 by the American Cancer Society and Imperial Chemical Industry's pharmaceutical division, this month-long dedication began with the goal of promoting the use of mammography as a potentially life-saving test. Over the years, the goals expanded to increase awareness of this life-threatening disease and work towards a cure.
The Power of Local
While National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is internationally recognized today, at the Pink Plumber, we are dedicated to contributing to the cause at a grassroots, local level. That's why we donate to the Emory Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta. We also give back to local organizations such as It's the Journey, which produces the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer held annually in Atlanta.
This year the Pink Plumber will volunteer as a B'Rest Stop during the 2-Day Walk. We'll be on hand to assist walkers in any way we can, including offering beverages and snacks, so they can re-hydrate and restore themselves, and rest a bit, if needed.
"Many people are drawn to participate in the 2-Day walk, because of the power of local," notes Kim Goff, Executive Director of It's The Journey, Inc. "Volunteers and donors like the fact that the funds raised here stay in Georgia," she says. "With some charitable organizations, when you make your donation, you're not sure where the money will end up. At It's the Journey, we're very transparent about the fact that the funds help locally."
Pink Plumber Contributions
When it comes to keeping things local while donating to the fight against breast cancer, Goff commends the Pink Plumber. "In addition to sponsoring a B-Rest Stop at the 2-Day Walk and sending in volunteers, the Pink Plumber came into our offices five years ago and put in plumbing so that we could have water, including a kitchen, and we are very grateful for that."
According to Goff, the Pink Plumber understands the power of local and how every donation counts.
"When you donate locally, the funds don't have to go far to make a difference, and even little donations add up," says Goff. "Some people, like busy moms, may not have time to volunteer or donate directly, but just by selecting a service provider like the Pink Plumber that donates a portion of the proceeds to the cause, that busy mom can make a big difference. The Pink Plumber has created an easy, no-brainer way for people to contribute."
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