October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We wear pink to celebrate all our survivors. We wear pink for all our supporters. We wear pink for all the researchers, scientists and doctors who work diligently every day for a cure.
Susan G. Komen was one of our soldiers who fought and finally succumbed to the devastation of breast cancer in 1980. Her sister Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. This organization known as Susan G. Komen was established in 1982 and has grown to become the largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. They have reduced deaths from breast cancer by 40% between 1989- 2017. They are on track to have deaths reduced by 50% by 2025. Their commitment to the cure will continue and Nancy’s promise will be fulfilled.
Our Sisters and Brothers of Local 223 will strive to help keep the promise. We remind all women to get their mammograms. Early detection can save your lives. We also suggest that our men do the same.
Thank you brothers and sisters for your continued support.
Contact information for Susan G. Komen:
Breast Cancer Helpline -1-877- Go-Komen (1-877-465-6636)
Email- ( helpline@komen .org)
In solidarity, Women’s Committee – Local 223 UWUA