Thompson Supports The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Thompson Machinery has partnered with Wright Construction Company, along with other local businesses, to launch #CatchUsInPink during the month of October in support of the Susan G. Komen Fight Against Breast Cancer.  Susan G. Komen is one of the main organizations that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against the disease.

 

Did you know?

  • 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • If detected early, the 5 year survival rate is 99%.
  • Men get breast cancer, too.
  • Breast cancer is not found in the Emergency Room until it’s almost too late.
  • Breast cancer affects all ages, all races and all income levels.
  • In 2017, it’s estimated that among U.S. women there will be:
    –252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer
    –40,610 breast cancer deaths

How can you help?

  • Race for the Cure – There are two upcoming “Race for the Cure” events in Thompson’s territory (Memphis and Nashville) led by the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  We encourage everyone to participate at one of your local events. (See the event schedule below.)
  • You can make a donation online by clicking here.

Thompson Machinery has provided #CatchUsInPink T-shirts to all its employees (service technicians are receiving pink ribbons to pin to their shirts), and have encouraged Thompson Team members to wear their T-shirts every Friday during the month of October.
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Memphis, TN Event: Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Where: AutoZone Park (200 Union Ave.), Memphis, TN 38103
Details: Race Day Registration Opens 7:00 am; Survivor Photo 7:45 am; Certified 5k and Family; Fun 1 Mile Walk 9:00 am; Survivor Brunch 10:30 am
Register: Click here

 

Nashville, TN Event: 2017 Komen Greater Nashville Race for the Cure
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Where: Maryland Farms, 5101 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN 37027
Details: Race Village opens: 7:00am; 10k Run starts: 8:00am; Survivor Parade: 8:30am; 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk start: 9:00am
Register: Click here

 

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