The Fight Against Breast Cancer Continues

Breast Cancer

The Fight Against Breast Cancer Continues

The fight against breast cancer has been a long road with uphill battles, and one that many individuals have traveled through the years. From Hollywood stars and famous athletes to businesses everyday people, the pink ribbon continues to symbolize the support of people battling the disease, survivors, supporting patients recovering from its effects, as well as bringing continuing awareness to others and ongoing cancer research.

Ribbons have played a significant role in bringing attention to events, dedications and other worthy causes. The yellow ribbon came about in 1979 in support of veterans who were in hostage situations or actively serving in faraway places. Tying a yellow ribbon around a tree was a visual reminder that loved ones were not yet home but not forgotten. Years later, a red ribbon was brought to the forefront when worn by an actor at the annual Tony Awards. The red ribbon symbolizes passion and represents those affected by AIDS.

Since the mid-1980s, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® has incorporated the color pink in its branding. In 1990 in Washington, D.C., the Komen National Race for the Cure ® saw the beginning of the first breast cancer survivor program. The emblem at that time was a black and white button. Later that same year, as the survivor program grew and developed, pink became the official color for the Komen group.

In 2007, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation formally changed its name to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®. Along with the official name change, a new logo was created for the foundation’s brand image. The Pink Running Ribbon made its debut at that time and continues to be their symbol for the fight against breast cancer.

The Pink Plumber, too, has begun its support of the fight against breast cancer. The pink service trucks and the creative “P” in their company logo is a reference to that pink ribbon known around the world. Every time a Pink Plumber technician takes to the highway, it is a reminder to passersby of the need to raise breast cancer awareness and support research in finding the cure.

The support of people who have been affected by breast cancer doesn’t stop at the visual aspect of the pink trucks — a portion of every job is also donated towards the fight against breast cancer. If you need the professional services of a qualified plumber for maintenance or repairs, keep in mind that when calling on the Pink Plumber, you, too, will be helping to fight the battle against breast cancer.

The Pink Plumber offers a variety of services to keep your home or business in tip-top condition. The company has qualified and experienced technicians to cover septic service, sewer repair, water heater maintenance and repair, tankless water heaters, toilet repair, rooter services, drain cleaning, pipe refitting, leaks and more.

We have experts on hand to handle your needs. For answers to your questions, contact the Pink Plumber today.

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