With October now upon us, it's time for Medicus IT Group 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 of breast cancer.
"The Medicus IT Group team always takes tremendous pride in this initiative — one of our most significant every year," said Nelson Gomes, President and CEO of Medicus IT Group. "Everyone knows someone afflicted by breast cancer. By going pink, we hope to play a part in continuing to raise awareness of this terrible disease and supporting efforts to eliminate it. We also celebrate the survival, strength and hope for everyone affected by breast cancer. We invite and encourage everyone to join us in going pink. Knowledge is our best weapon; learn about the disease and its risk factors."
Throughout the month, Medicus IT Group will drive initiatives to help create awareness and show support. In hopes of having our clients join our passion for pink, Medicus IT Group will donate $1 to breast cancer research for every client survey completed in October.
Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women, according to published statistics. About one in eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. In 2019 alone, more than 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States. That goes along with along with nearly 63,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. About 2,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2019.
Medicus IT Group has changed the color scheme of its website (www.p1cgroup.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.