You might notice something different this October…
Normally, if a RightWay service specialist is in your kitchen, our signature RED HAT is on top of his or her head as a standard part of our uniform. The bright RED HAT we wear serves as a foodservice safety measure, acting as a hair net, and it also helps our personnel stand out to your kitchen staff. It is a badge and symbol of our commitment to our customers to provide excellent service in a safe and courteous manner.
However, this October we are tossing the red hat to #GoPink and help promote breast cancer awareness. We will be donating a portion of our profits for the entire month of October to the National Breast Cancer Coalition, and we are collecting donations from our customers to supplement our own.
We chose National Breast Cancer Coalition because it is accredited by BBB Wise Giving Alliance give.org and over 80% of their income goes to the programs they offer. They are dedicated to education, public awareness, research, and advocacy.
What Is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. The damaged cells can invade surrounding tissue, but with early detection and treatment, most people continue a normal life.
Facts About Breast Cancer In The United States
- One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
- Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
- Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year.