Each year, approximately 70,000 men and women ages 15 to 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the United States, and breast cancer accounts for roughly 15% cancers in this age group, according to a report by the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Progress Review Group.
Rheem and its racing partners, Richard Childress Racing and Eddie Sharp Racing, are commemorating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Chasing the Cure - a charitable program benefiting the Young Survival Coalition. The program will feature special pink and black paint schemes on the No. 29 Rheem Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, a video contest for Rheem Racing Facebook fans and Rheem Chasing the Cure-themed merchandise.
More than 230 employees of EMCOR Group’s Southern Industrial Constructors subsidiary and those of its client GE Aviation donned EMCOR Pink Hard Hats and assembled into the shape of a giant pink ribbon the international symbol of breast cancer awareness, in a "Call to Action" in support of Breast Cancer screening and awareness. The event was part of EMCOR's "Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today." Campaign.
These are just two examples of what the plumbing and heating industry is doing to make people aware of breast cancer - its prevention as well as its treatment. To find out more about breast cancer screenings, visit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Breastcancer.org.