October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There were 17 million new cases of cancer worldwide in 2018, with the four most common cancer types being breast, lung, bowel and prostate. Moreover, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, next to skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her lifetime is about 12 percent.
See how the A.J. Perri team is igniting the fight and making strides against cancer this month!
Ignite the Fight
The A.J. Perri family knows firsthand the impact of cancer on a household. Being personally touched by cancer, we know how important it is to share hope, honor those fighting and remember the ones we’ve lost, as well as, support early detection, education and outreach services.
This month we’re diving in and helping create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays! We’re supporting the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides campaign, and you can too. As the American Cancer Society says, “what unites us, ignites us!”
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Every three-five mile local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, and raise awareness about steps we can take to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer.
“While Making Strides is an event focused on breast cancer, I view my participation as support for persons suffering from all forms of cancer,” says Debbie Kern, marketing director for A.J. Perri.
“Everyone has been touched in one way or another by a cancer diagnosis … personally, my parents are surviving and battling several types of cancer, from skin, prostate and stomach to thyroid and CLL. Every day is a blessing. The Making Strides walk is a way I show my support for the research efforts of the American Cancer Society.”
This year A.J. Perri again hosts “Service for a Cure”… $1 for each service call performed in October goes to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer! Over the last nine years, the A.J. Perri team, has raised over $45,000 in support of this worthy cause!
Our deepest gratitude to our amazing clients and industry friends that walk alongside us each October to make strides in the fight against breast cancer. Your donations mean so much, and together, we are making a difference!
Learn more about the Making Strides experience, find an event near you or locate a participating team on the American Cancer Society’s page.
“One person can do a lot. United, we can do so much more.” – American Cancer Society