UAW-Ford Kickoffs Month-Long Breast Cancer Awareness Events
For the first time, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, UAW-Ford will shine a pink light on its building located at 151 W. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit as part of its efforts to promote awareness and raise funds to help find a cure. UAW-Ford also will host three additional events at its headquarters during the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
For the first time, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the organization will shine a pink light on its building located at 151 W. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit as part of its efforts to promote awareness and raise funds to help find a cure. In addition to the lighting at dusk, pink ribbons will be available for purchase by commuters for $1 with proceeds benefiting the Sister & Sister Free Mammogram Program.
UAW-Ford also will host three additional events at its headquarters during the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
*--Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Ford Motor Company employees and union members are invited to participate in a complimentary luncheon and panel discussion. Representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield will discuss breast cancer prevention, screening, early detection and treatment.
*--Oct. 20-22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. UAW-Ford is offering free mammogram screenings at its NPC Building. Women are invited to receive a free, confidential screening by Northland Radiology’s Mobile Mammogram Unit, compliments of UAW-Ford.
*--Oct. 30 from 6-9 p.m., UAW-Ford concludes its fundraising efforts with a comedy show held at its NPC Building. The event feature Ovation Entertainment comedians Joe Joe Woodford, Larry Love and JuDee Brown with Hay-J serving as the MC for the evening. Admission is $25 at the door with proceeds benefitting the Sister & Sister Free Mammogram Program.
“Helping to bring awareness to, and provide funds for, important issues such as early breast cancer screening and detection is vital to our commitment to serve our community,” said Jimmy Settles, UAW-Ford vice president.
“The UAW-Ford partnership is the driving force that enables us to offer events that benefit our community, such as the free mobile mammogram,” said Bill Dirksen, Ford Motor Company’s vice-president of labor affairs. “We are just as excited to help provide vital resources such as educating our community about the importance of screenings and early detection.”
Rooted in the spirit of labor and management cooperation, the UAW-Ford relationship also has grown over the years and today serves as a benchmark for how labor and management can successfully work together for the benefit of all. The UAW and Ford are more than just workers and a manufacturer that builds cars and trucks. Together, they’ve become leading supporters in the communities where they live and work, and are making substantial contributions to the quality of life of neighborhoods with artwork, music, athletics, and mentoring abilities.