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Electrical Wholesale Distributor Joins Fight Against Cancer by Launching Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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City Electric Supply kicked off a campaign to raise money for the American Cancer Society during Breast Cancer Awareness month and will match donations up to $10,000.

DALLAS (PRWEB) October 15, 2020

The fight against cancer is a fulltime job. Even during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the fight must continue. City Electric Supply is proud announce the launch of a campaign that was created to help win that battle. Throughout the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CES will be collecting donations for the American Cancer Society (ACS). CES will match the total number donated at the end of the month, up to $10,000. Employees and customers at the over 500 U.S. branches across North America are encouraged to participate. American Cancer Society Executive Director Keenan Delaney says there's never been a greater need than right now, as they're experiencing a significant decline in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The American Cancer Society relies on the financial gifts from individuals, community organizations and corporate partners to help fuel our mission to attack cancer from every angle. If current trends continue, we may have to cut funding for cancer research by 50 percent," said Delaney. "We're extremely grateful to City Electric Supply and their employees and customers for contributing money to help ensure cancer doesn't get the advantage during these challenging times."

For the American Cancer Society, the end of breast cancer begins with research. COVID-19 has disrupted that research. ACS's research program has played a role in many of the prevention, screening, treatment advances that help save lives from breast cancer today. Making a donation means funding the future, which gives ACS the ability to continue providing guidance for those who want to learn about breast cancer through their screening guidelines as well as information about breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

"These funds will fuel groundbreaking research, support education and prevention efforts, provide free cancer-related information 24/7 and offer critical services for people with cancer who need them," said Delaney. "Cancer hasn't stopped, so neither have we."

Getting regular screenings, according to ACS, is the best way to detect breast cancer early, which could be lifesaving. During these challenging times, it's extremely important that regular breast cancer screening is continued, but they've declined in 2020.

The ACS estimates that more than seven million women delayed or declined mammograms during the first half of 2020, which translates to 36,000 potential delayed breast cancer diagnoses. This is why during these unprecedented times, it is extremely important to not forget our fight with cancer and help the American Cancer Society continue their efforts in preventing, finding, treating and surviving breast cancer

"The news of breast cancer diagnosis can instantly happen to anyone," said CES Cares Social Impact Manager Karen Gray. "Since 2016, we've successfully donated almost $100K to the American Cancer Society to help the brave people taking on this battle."

The City Electric Supply donation will be made to the American Cancer Society through the company's social impact division, CES Cares. CES Cares serves as the company's umbrella for all of the philanthropical, charitable and volunteer efforts in which the company and its employees participate. Link to make a donation: https://donate.cityelectricsupplymarketing.com/

Tips from American Cancer Society:

  • Postmenopausal women who walk at least 7 hours a week lower their risk of breast cancer by 14%.
  • Postmenopausal women who lose 10 or more pounds and keep it off for at least 5 years might reduce their risk for breast cancer.
  • Women who smoke may be at an increased risk for breast cancer.
  • ACS recommends all women with average risk should begin having yearly mammograms by age 45

About American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society funds scientists and medical professionals who study cancer across the United States. We provide millions of dollars to multiple grants each year. The American Cancer Society's mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. We're the only cancer organization offering services and support for every aspect of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

About City Electric Supply (CES) is a family-owned electrical wholesale distributor headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company was founded in 1951 by Tom Mackie in the United Kingdom and expanded to the United States in 1983. Today, CES employs more than 3,000 people in over 500 branches across the U.S.

CES is dedicated to providing personalized service and support for customers in the residential, commercial, and industrial marketplace. While CES is a large company, it prides itself in keeping its founding principle of empowering people to make local business decisions by providing customers tailored services for all their electric supply needs.

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