As part of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fukoku America, Inc. launched a campaign to raise awareness on the importance of early detection in the battle against breast cancer. The campaign accomplished an important goal: it united and inspired Fukoku’s employees to spread out and educate their families and friends about the importance of early diagnosis and their health. Fukoku’s first breast cancer campaign has raised more than $200 and will be donated to Susan G. Komen foundation to support breast cancer prevention awareness efforts.
The kick-off to promote this first campaign came from two survivors: Team Leaders, Leigh King and Ann Murphy were diagnosed with breast cancer. After this life-changing experience, they started to educate friends, family, and co-workers. “Early detection plays an important role to get a better chance for survival because there are more treatment options. I am a survivor and tell want to let everyone know how essential it is to pay attention to their health,” said Leigh.
According to Jeannie McCallum, Fukoku’s Human Resource Director, the campaign included employees wearing pink shirts with the breast cancer logo and “Fukoku Strong” tagline and taking donations to support breast cancer awareness. “This was the first campaign for our Fukoku family and it stemmed from two cancer survivor employees making a suggestion to me and wanting to raise awareness and education. They showcased their story with all employees to raise awareness and education and sharing the importance of early diagnosis and regular checkups. We are so proud and humbled by Leigh and Ann’s amazing story and courage.”
“I was overwhelmed by the amazing response and support received and it will definitely become a new tradition for our Fukoku Family. It’s events such as these that bring us together as a Fukoku family and make our atmosphere a great place to work. Work is more than a job at Fukoku, we are a family, through good and bad and I am so thankful for all our employees who help us make a difference each and every day and help us provide a great place to work,” said Jeannie.
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