This past month, product manager James Tu wanted to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Each month, an employee chooses a worthy cause to fundraise and collect spare change for at our “Change It Up” station.
James picked this wonderful organization because, “I think that all of us know someone whose life has been changed by breast cancer. I’m hoping that someday the impact of breast cancer will be nonexistent.” Please join us and support Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and help breast cancer patients (men and women) lead longer and more fulfilling lives.
Since 1982, Komen for the Cure has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors:
- More early detection – nearly 75 percent of women over 40 years old now receive regular mammograms, the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early (in 1982, less than 30 percent received a clinical exam).
- More hope – the five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 98 percent (compared to 74 percent in 1982).
- More research – the federal government now devotes more than $900 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
- More survivors – America’s 2.5 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S., are a living testament to the power of society and science to save lives.”