October 11, 2012
On Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, Paladin Attachments, a manufacturer of attachments and couplers, made a significant contribution to the American Cancer Society by participating in its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Akron, Ohio, that raised more than $81,500 for breast cancer research, support, and service programs for those facing the disease. For the second year of what will continue to be an annual company tradition, Paladin Attachments assembled team Digging For The Cure, which was made up of 44 participants (Paladin employees, family, and friends) that raised over $4,400 through online donations, bake sales, ribbon sales, and raffles — which placed them third out of 198 teams that participated in the Akron, Ohio, event. In the two years combined, the team has raised nearly $7,500. In its 20 years of existence, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk has had a definitive and inspiring impact on millions of lives. With walks taking place in more than 270 communities across the U.S., more than 8 million walkers have participated in raising more than $460 million to fight breast cancer.
“Nearly everyone, within the construction industry and out, has been affected by breast cancer either directly or by knowing someone that was diagnosed; this is team Digging For The Cure’s way of helping future breast cancer patients and the more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors continue their fight,” commented Jennifer Fitzgerald, Marketing Communications Manager for Paladin Attachments and team leader for Digging For The Cure. “Through free education, access to mammograms and groundbreaking research that it’s helped support, breast cancer death rates have declined more than 32 percent since the program originated. We are proud of our donation and participant increase this year and look forward to taking it a step higher next year to continue this trend. Our hope is to inspire more companies within the construction industry to get involved with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Together, we can make a difference.”