Real men and women wear pink!

By Ellen Cooke

Find out more about our Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign and support our real men making strides!

As we continue with our Breast Cancer Awareness efforts at National Grid, we want to offer you the opportunity to support two ‘Real Men Who Wear Pink’ who are making real strides to raise money by participating in Making Strides against Breast Cancer 5k walk-a-thons They are our own:

Art Hamlin (Director, Economic Development and Corporate Citizenship) and Peter Bradley, Senior Supervisor Operations, Maintenance Northport. (Click on their names if you’d like to support them.)

And remember you can still also:

Make a donation – For $20 you can get a pink baseball cap (or hard hat, if you work in the Field but don’t have one) and/or wear your pink hard hat on the job site all October. All proceeds go to your area’s American Cancer Society to be designated for breast cancer research and awareness programs. And there’s a company match! We have people at most job locations collecting donations. If you don’t know where to go or who to contact, you can email Linda Clark.

Take a walk Making Strides against Breast Cancer 5k walk-a-thons are happening all across the company. Maybe you’ve seen announcement in At a Glance or even signed up. If not, go to our Power to Serve Calendar of Events to see who’s walking near you!

After you sign in, hit the ‘Agreement’ button to get to the homepage, then go to ‘Volunteer Opportunities’, ‘Get Started’ and scroll down to hit ‘Search Events’. This takes you to the calendar of all volunteer events in your region.

Get a mammogram – Prevention and early detection are key. If you haven’t already, schedule your yearly mammogram and/or make sure your friends, family and loved ones remember to get theirs too!

Spread the word – If you do wear pink, flaunt it, and share it, on Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook. Just post your pics, tagging @nationalgridus and using any or all of these hashtags – #GridWearsPink … #PinkHardHats … #Pinktober

Remember, real men and women do wear pink! Won’t you be one this October?

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