Real men and women (and kids!) wear pink
Real men and women wear pink! Find out more about our Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign
It’s October, which means Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All month long, you can show your support and help us battle breast cancer by wearing a pink hard hat and/or baseball cap. Best yet, all hat donations go directly to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society for important research.
Here’s how you can play a part in this annual effort, part of our month-long (and beyond) Neighbor Helping Neighbor campaign. This year’s theme is Real Men and Women Wear Pink!
- 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