1. Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Raising Awareness Together

October stands as a beacon for Breast Cancer Awareness. Consider this: breast cancer ranks as the second most diagnosed cancer among American women. Approximately 1 in 8 U.S. women (slightly over 12%) will face invasive breast cancer in their lifetime.  

This October, American Pest is thrilled to extend our annual collaboration with Breast Care for Washington—a local champion dedicated to providing breast cancer screenings in D.C. With the Nation’s Capital, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and third leading cause of cancer death 

The complexities behind this disturbing fact are vast, but one consensus remains: early detection is our foremost ally. Breast Care for Washington bridges the gap by offering screenings and vital education to underserved communities. We stand firm in a commitment to uplift this noble cause. 

How We Help

Our alliance with Breast Care for Washington is rooted in hope. They provide invaluable services like no-cost mammograms, health education, and so much more to the medically underserved. Additionally, offering 3D mammography helps to ensure more women have access to superior breast care.  

Every contribution, whether from American Pest, our devoted team, or our cherished customers, offers additional support in the battle against this feared illness. We'd also like to express our gratitude to our sponsors, Syngenta and BASF, for standing with us during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Employee Donations

Our Partner

Breast Care for Washington is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce breast cancer mortality in the Washington, D.C. area. They achieve this by promoting access to breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and treatment for all women regardless of their ability to pay. 

Dr. Regina Hampton, a breast surgeon, and Beth Beck, M.A., CHES, former executive director of Capital Breast Care Center, founded Breast Care for Washington in 2012. Since then, they have helped countless women in the DC area get the care they need. Breast Care for Washington relies on charitable donations to keep its services free of charge. If you would like to help them continue their life-saving work, please visit their website at breastcaredc.org. 

How To Get Involved During Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

Be a Volunteer

Cancer volunteer opportunities are available nationwide and there are many ways to get involved. The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a great way to raise awareness and eliminate cancer. The ACS has been around since 1913 and has many different programs and events that volunteers can be a part of, such as Relay For Life, Road to Recovery, and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. 


Offer Support

While a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, there are many ways you can help a loved one who has been diagnosed with the disease. You can help organize meal deliveries, rides, and other tasks to assist your loved one. You can help bring together the patient’s family, friends, and coworkers by helping support your loved one through an online social network and planner. By offering your support, you can help your loved one through this challenging time. 


Wear Pink

One simple yet effective way to show your support for those affected by breast cancer is to wear pink. Pink ribbons are an international symbol of breast cancer awareness, and by wearing pink clothes, you can help to raise awareness of this important issue. Whether it is a pink t-shirt, a pink dress, or even just a pink ribbon pinned to your shirt, any way that you can incorporate pink into your wardrobe this October will help to show your support for those who are fighting breast cancer.


Participate in a Run or a Walk

Participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a great way to support breast cancer research and education. The race is a series of 5K runs and walks around the country that helps to raise funds for the organization. The organization also has the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, a 60-mile, 3-day event. Participating in either of these events is a great way to support those affected by breast cancer and help fund research to find a cure for this disease.

Heartfelt Thanks to Our Team and Partners

American Pest cherishes the sense of community. Over the last eight years, our unwavering team has channeled their energies into meaningful initiatives for cancer awareness month. Their fervor and dedication fortify our pledge to make an enduring impact. 

American Pest is proud to continue supporting cancer awareness initiatives in 2023. Through donations and partnerships with other local companies, we are committed to giving back to this important cause. We want to thank our employees and partners for their support and we are looking forward to continuing to work together to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Thank you for your support!

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