Nearly 250,000 men and women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone. That could be a family member, friend, neighbor, or colleague. Survivors and caregivers serve as a ray of light for those fighting against the disease.
To honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors and their caregivers, WorldAware turned to its employees to spread a message of hope during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, encouraging them to donate in exchange for pink ribbons that were then decorated throughout the office. The team also sported their favorite shades of pink for WorldAware Goes Pink Day on October 27.
We’re happy to announce that we collectively raised $1,000 for cancer survivor support and recovery programs. Joan Morgan, Director of Continuous Learning and breast cancer survivor superstar, accepted the donation on behalf of her non-profit, the Annapolis Dragon Boat Foundation. The foundation encourages cancer survivors to join her and the team on the water, as group paddling has been proven to stave off lymphedema, rebuild strength after debilitating treatments, and promote a positive mental attitude. The foundation works closely with Anne Arundel Medical Center, the Wellness House of Annapolis, and other healthcare providers to reach as many survivors as possible and help them rebuild their lives after a cancer diagnosis.
Pictured above: Ben Allen, CEO (left), Joan Morgan (center), and Bruce McIndoe (right) as a check was presented to the Annapolis Dragon Boat Foundation.
Thanks to all of our team members that contributed to this great initiative!