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DHS News October 2011

pdf.gif October 2011 DHS Newsletter

DHS raises nearly $1,000 to help fight breast cancer

Approximately 230,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and the chances of survival are best if the cancer is detected early. To help promote breast cancer research and early detection, every year the month of October is recognized nationally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Terry Lane, DHS Administrative Assistant to the Director, coordinated donation efforts for the 11th consecutive year, recruiting a group of DHS employee volunteers who helped support this year’s campaign in a variety of ways.

Lane would like to thank Kathy Allen, Beverly Bailey, Kim Falk, Kristen Friedman, Gloria Grainer, Peggy Kimberland, Cathy Krizner, Saudia Pepper, Beth Schneider, Nancy Smith, Margie Williams and Kate Willoughby for helping with this year’s efforts.

From Monday, Oct. 3 through Friday, Oct. 14, DHS employees donated $5 or more to Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® to support breast cancer research and awareness efforts. Collections volunteers were located throughout the DHS offices and buildings to make donating a simpler task. In addition, employees were able to make donations “in honor of” or “in memory of” a loved one.

Employees were also encouraged to donate via the Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® website and were given a Passionately PINK for the Cure ™ ribbon to wear as an awareness builder throughout the month of October.

According to Lane, staff throughout DHS generously donated a total of $972.

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