October is upon us, so it's time for Medicus IT to "go pink" for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual, company-wide initiative aims to help promote breast cancer awareness and bring attention to the importance of screening for early detection.
Throughout the month, Medicus IT will drive initiatives to help create awareness and show support. In the hopes of clients joining Medicus IT in its passion for pink, the company will donate $1 to breast cancer research for every client survey completed in October."Our team takes tremendous pride in this initiative," said Chris Jann, CEO of Medicus IT. "Everyone knows someone afflicted by breast cancer — a family member, friend, coworker, or colleague. By going pink, we want to help raise awareness of this terrible disease and support efforts to eliminate it. We also celebrate the strength, survival, and hope for everyone affected by breast cancer."
Jann continues, "We invite and encourage everyone to join us in going pink. Knowledge is our best weapon. Take the time to learn about the disease and its risk factors."
Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. According to Breastcancer.org, about one in eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. In 2020 alone, more than 276,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States. That goes along with nearly 49,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. More than 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2019.
Medicus IT has changed the color scheme of its website — MedicusIT.com — and social media accounts, and company team members will show their support through various efforts throughout October. Follow us on social media — Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn — for updates. We also invite you to share your "go pink" initiatives and any other ways you are helping fight this disease.
Please visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation for more information about breast cancer awareness.