One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes, and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the United States. To help combat this prevalent disease, SCE&G employees participate annually in the Walk for Life/5K Race for Life to benefit breast cancer research and services provided through the Palmetto Health Foundation.
SCE&G employees embraced the cause with team captains recruiting more than 1100 walkers for the company team. Teams throughout the company, provided opportunities for employees to contribute at every level — from themed lunches, to bake sales, dunking booths, custom-made jewelry and an employee pet calendar, employees supported the efforts of the campaign, raising nearly $45,000 for the cause.
The SCE&G team dedicated their T-shirts to individuals who were affected by breast cancer. For a donation to the campaign, employees remembered or honored loved ones by submitting their names, which were incorporated into the T-shirt design.
Proceeds from the walk all stay in Columbia, S.C. and help to fund digital mammography equipment, awareness programs and patient and family support services at the Palmetto Health Breast Center.