Does your Company think Pink?
Does your Employer Think Pink?
If they don’t, they need to, and you can help!
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there is something Corporate America can do to save lives for very little cost. In fact, they will save money in the long run.
This initiative started at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. when case manager Annette B was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, early detection saved her life and since then, the firm has given its employees PTO to attend their annual mammograms as part of its employee benefits.
What Can You Do To Save a Life?
In honor of Annette’s triumph over cancer, Partner Garry R. Salomon, Esq. created the EmployersThinkPink initiative. During the month of October, any employee who has not yet had a mammogram will be given paid time off to get screened. As part of our #EmployersThinkPink initiative, we are inviting employers to join us in offering paid time off to our employees so they can get mammograms this month.
Want to encourage your employer to Think Pink? Simply fill out the form below and we’ll send your company information about the program. Together, we can raise awareness about breast cancer through early detection and treatment.
Why is Breast Cancer Awareness Important?
Making change begins with awareness. The more people who know about the dangers of breast cancer, the more we can join together and advocate for solutions. Increased awareness leads to increased funding for research into effective treatments and cures. The more aware we are, the more lives we can save through breast cancer advocacy.
By spreading the word about breast cancer awareness, you could remind someone that it’s time for their yearly mammogram. Catching breast cancer early is the best way to treat it before it spreads.
How to Support Breast Cancer Awareness
We can all take action to support breast cancer awareness. Here are some things you can do:
If you are an employer, encourage your team members to get checked for breast cancer by offering them paid time off for a mammogram. Share your initiative with the hashtag #EmployersThinkPink
- We invite you to join Annette, as well as the staff of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., at the “Making Strides of Bergen County” walk at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Saturday, October 21, 2023. For more information or to donate to Annette’s team “DIVAS” through the American Cancer Society, please visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Daviss.
- Donate to support free resources and programming for people affected by breast cancer: https://give.breastcancer.org/give/294499/#!/donation/checkout?c_src=clipboard&c_src2=text-link
- Create your own fundraising event: bake sale, fitness challenge, whatever you want! Some ideas here: https://breastcancernow.org/get-involved/do-your-own-fundraising
- Encourage the women in your life to get screened for breast cancer
- Learn more about at-risk populations and available treatment options
Breast Cancer Statistics
- Breast cancer continues to be a leading health threat, as these statistics show:
- In 2023, an estimated 300,590 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in U.S. women and men (breastcancer.org)
- Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the US, behind skin cancer (CDC)
- Breast cancer caused 685,000 deaths worldwide in one year (World Health Organization)
- A woman in the United States has a 13% chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime, or a 1 in 8 chance (Cancer.org)
- There are 4 million survivors of breast cancer in the United States (Cancer.org)
This October, we hope you take some time to learn more about breast cancer, celebrate the advancements we’ve made, honor those we’ve lost, and find your own way to increase awareness. Things need to change, so let’s work together to save lives and put an end to breast cancer!