In October, there’s nothing more powerful than a bright, pink bow.
Since 2007, the Susan G. Komen Pink Bow Campaign has raised more than $650,000 and reached thousands of Charlotteans as a message of hope for women and families impacted by breast cancer.
Displaying pink bows around our office in October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month - is just one of the ways our Charlotte Mechanical family commits to raising awareness for a cancer that will impact one in eight women.
“Team members at our company have been affected by cancer,” said Charlotte Mechanical Co- Founder Nancy McLaughlin. “And we want Charlotte Mechanical to continue to spread the message of hope.”
Beginning October 1, HVAC technicians and plumbers in our residential division will trade in their normal shoe booties for pink ones that they will wear into customers’ homes throughout the entire month of October. They will also offer each customer a pink bow to display in or on their home.
“Charlotte Mechanical is a proud sponsor of the Pink Bow Campaign,” shares McLaughlin. “We support those who are impacted by breast cancer today as well as those who are invested and dedicated to the future research that will find a cure.”
You too can be a part of the Pink Bow Campaign. Purchase bows for your home, office, school, or place of worship. All proceeds from the Pink Bow Campaign go directly to Susan G. Komen Charlotte. Learn how here: https://komencharlotte.org/pinkbow/.
So, when you see a pink bow, we hope it serves as a reminder that we support the women and families impacted by breast cancer. We also want a pink bow to remind women everywhere that there are things they can do to improve their odds against breast cancer. With early detection through regular screenings, we can help find and treat cancer sooner – and save more lives.
Some important notes:
● If you are a woman age 20-39, talk to your doctor about getting clinical breast exams every three years and regular breast self-exams.
● If you are a woman age 40 or older, talk to your doctor about yearly clinical breast exams, mammograms and regular breast self-exams.
● No matter what your age, start a discussion with your healthcare provider about your risk for breast cancer, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer.