Charlotte business telephone company TelWare has joined the local effort of supporting breast cancer awareness and adopting the campaign as a company cause. "A member of our TelWare family was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and it really made us all open our eyes and hearts," said Mike Canipe with TelWare. "She just came through surgery with no issues and she is healthy and recovering so quickly."
The pink ribbon is the international symbol of breast cancer awareness.
"We have placed a pink ribbon on each of our fleet of service vans and cars to show our company support for breast cancer awareness," adds Canipe. "Customers will be seeing our pink TelWare company shirts as well. Our only goal is to help raise awareness and to possibly motivate some of the thousands of people our company touches during the course of a business week."
The first known use of a pink ribbon in connection with breast cancer awareness was in the fall of 1991 when the Susan G. Komen Foundation handed out pink ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors. "We have already started to build our own TelWare team of runners and walkers to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held in October in Charlotte."
Interestingly, the pink color of the ribbon represents the fear of breast cancer, the hope for the future, and the charitable goodness of of people and businesses who publicly support the breast cancer movement.
"As one of the largest AVAYA business telephone system providers in the southeast, we recently noticed that AVAYA has released a line of customized and designed telephone units," said Canipe. "One of these specially-designed telephones is pink in support of the breast cancer movement."
For more information about TelWare's involvement with the breast cancer awareness campaign, please contact Mike Canipe with TelWare at 704-598-4700. We will continue to stand by and support all who are effected by this issue, because no one is in this fight alone!