The Power of Pink Hairnets–Standing Together for Breast Cancer Awareness

Oct 17, 2023

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October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During this month, some people wear pink to celebrate, some quietly observe the month and some simply feel grief. All of these are normal feelings, and SK Food Group’s Women’s Leadership Network would like to show that we stand with everyone that is currently experiencing, experienced or has someone in their life that has been affected by breast cancer.

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This month, our Associates are showing their support by donning pink hairnets. SK Food Group provided goody bags filled with essential items and stickers displaying solidarity with the cause. Furthermore, we adorned our facilities with banners to enhance awareness. Jessica Miller, SK Food Group’s Talent Acquisition Manager and a Women’s Leadership Network member, expressed the emotional impact of witnessing our production floor awash in pink hairnets. “This display resonates with SK’s core value of how we care, underscoring our unity in pushing Breast Cancer awareness to the forefront, regardless of our origins.”

“This display resonates with SK’s core value of how we care, underscoring our unity in pushing Breast Cancer awareness to the forefront, regardless of our origins.”

—Jessica Miller, SK Food Group’s Talent Acquisition Manager and Women’s Leadership Network member

Breast CAncer Awareness Goody bag content

Goody bag contents with support items for Breast Cancer Awareness 

Woman with pink hairnets and Breast Cancer Awareness banner

An Associate by one of our banners, putting on a pink hairnet.

Associates on the facility floor with pink hairnets on for October Breast Cancer Aawareness

Associates on the production lines all in pink hairnets.

Breast Cancer: A Leading Concern for Women

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, with approximately 2.3 million women diagnosed worldwide each year. These statistics represent more than just numbers; they are mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and friends. Breast Cancer Awareness Month, celebrated in October every year, aims to promote screening and prevention of the disease. During this month, a variety of groups, from breast cancer advocacy organizations to local community groups and major retailers, initiate campaigns and programs designed to support and educate about the importance of women’s health.

Breast cancer stands as the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women, with approximately 30% of all newly diagnosed cancers in women each year being breast cancer. Shockingly, black women face a higher likelihood of dying from breast cancer than women of any other racial or ethnic group. Moreover, about 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of the disease, emphasizing the importance of early detection and awareness.

The Power of Education and Early Detection

Education plays a pivotal role in breast cancer prevention. Knowing your risk factors, regular screenings, and open conversations with healthcare providers are vital components in the fight against this disease. By normalizing these behaviors and promoting awareness, we can make a difference in countless lives.

Join the Cause

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, countless organizations and initiatives strive to make a change. If you want to learn more, get involved, or contribute to this important cause, here are some organizations where you can find valuable information:

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let’s unite in the fight against breast cancer, supporting those affected and spreading the word about the importance of early detection and prevention. Wear your pink proudly, because together, we can make a difference.