October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so Medicus IT Group is, once again, "going pink" to promote breast cancer awareness. This annual, company-wide initiative is intended to help bring attention to the importance of screening for early detection of breast cancer.
"We take tremendous pride in going pink every year," said Nelson Gomes, President and CEO of Medicus IT Group. "We all know someone afflicted by this terrible disease. By going pink, we hope to play a part in further raising awareness of breast cancer and supporting efforts to eliminate it once and for all."
He continues, "We are also celebrating the hope, survival and strength for everyone affected. We encourage others to join us in going pink - to take a pledge to learn about breast cancer and engage in the discussion about risk factors for the disease. Information is our best weapon."
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. In 2017 alone, more than 252,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States.
Medicus IT Group has changed the color scheme of its website (www.p1cgroup.com), and company team members will show their support through various efforts throughout October. Be sure to follow us on social media - Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn - for updates. We also encourage you to share your "go pink" initiatives and any other ways you are helping fight this disease.
For more information about breast cancer awareness, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.