United shows support during breast cancer awareness month.
IF YOU SEE A UNITED EMPLOYEE sporting pink neckwear or a pink hat, it’s because he or she is showing support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
By wearing pink items throughout the month of October, our employees become visible symbols of our support for those battling the disease and those working to ﬁnd a cure.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States, after skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. An estimated 40,170 women were expected to die from the disease in 2009 alone. Today, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.
United’s corporate involvement with organizations that raise awareness and provide critical care and support to individuals and families stricken with the disease by this disease has become a signiﬁcant part of our portfolio of giving. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, that support will help promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease and provide greater access to screening services.
Customers and employees can also support the cause at any time throughout the year by making a donation of Mileage Plus Miles to Breast Cancer Network of Strength at united.com/charitymiles. Through the generosity of our customers, more than 128 million miles have already been donated to help individuals ﬁghting cancer receive the treatment they need.
We hope you will join us and continue to show support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Walk, donate, educate and wear your pink proudly!
For more information about Breast Cancer Network of Strength, visit www.networkofstrength.org. Peer counselors can be emailed or contacted at 800-221-2141, with interpreters available in more than 150 languages.