DALLAS, Texas — City Electric Supply is proud to announce the launch of a campaign that was created to help win the battle against cancer. Throughout the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CES collected donations for the American Cancer Society (ACS). CES will match the total number donated at the end of the month, up to $10,000. Employees and customers at the over 500 U.S. branches across North America are encouraged to participate. American Cancer Society Executive Director Keenan Delaney says there’s never been a greater need than right now, as they’re experiencing a significant decline in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The American Cancer Society relies on the financial gifts from individuals, community organizations and corporate partners to help fuel our mission to attack cancer from every angle. If current trends continue, we may have to cut funding for cancer research by 50 percent,” said Delaney. “We’re extremely grateful to City Electric Supply and their employees and customers for contributing money to help ensure cancer doesn’t get the advantage during these challenging times.”
For the American Cancer Society, the end of breast cancer begins with research. COVID-19 has disrupted that research. ACS’s research program has played a role in many of the prevention, screening, treatment advances that help save lives from breast cancer today. Making a donation means funding the future, which gives ACS the ability to continue providing guidance for those who want to learn about breast cancer through their screening guidelines as well as information about breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
“These funds will fuel groundbreaking research, support education and prevention efforts, provide free cancer-related information 24/7 and offer critical services for people with cancer who need them,” said Delaney. “Cancer hasn’t stopped, so neither have we.”
Getting regular screenings, according to ACS, is the best way to detect breast cancer early, which could be lifesaving. During these challenging times, it’s extremely important that regular breast cancer screening is continued, but they’ve declined in 2020.
The ACS estimates that more than seven million women delayed or declined mammograms during the first half of 2020, which translates to 36,000 potential delayed breast cancer diagnoses. This is why during these unprecedented times, it is extremely important to not forget our fight with cancer and help the American Cancer Society continue their efforts in preventing, finding, treating and surviving breast cancer
“The news of breast cancer diagnosis can instantly happen to anyone,” said CES Cares Social Impact Manager Karen Gray. “Since 2016, we’ve successfully donated almost $100K to the American Cancer Society to help the brave people taking on this battle.”
The City Electric Supply donation will be made to the American Cancer Society through the company’s social impact division, CES Cares. CES Cares serves as the company’s umbrella for all of the philanthropical, charitable and volunteer efforts in which the company and its employees participate. Link to make a donation: https://donate.cityelectricsupplymarketing.com/
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