There’s always something going on in the month of October. In addition to holidays like Manufacturing Day and Halloween, October is widely recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness month. For this reason, it’s common to see people wearing pink ribbons, wristlets, and other apparel in support of this initiative.
This past October, many of our staffers suggested we distribute pink shirts instead of the standard blue or gray. We were happy to fulfill this request, and decided to do something a little extra to have an even greater impact. We ended up selling each shirt to our employees for $5 each, and donated all of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support research and education about breast cancer.
This impromptu fundraiser turned out to be a huge success and
morale booster for our team. All in all, we raised about $600 in honor of family members and friends who were impacted by breast cancer.
As we have found, everybody knows somebody who has been affected by breast cancer in some way. By listening to our employees and working with them to raise awareness and funds, we hope to play a role in finding better treatments and eventually a cure for this illness.