Two Breast Cancer Survivors Lead Awareness Campaign with Co-Workers

Fukoku America promoted its first Breast Cancer Awareness campaign last month, inspired by two employees of the Laurens plant who survived the disease. A part of the campaign was to raise awareness on the importance of early detection in the battle against breast cancer.

The kick-off to promote this first campaign came from two survivors: Team Leaders, Leigh King and Ann Murphy were diagnosed with breast cancer. After this life-changing experience, they started to educate friends, family, and co-workers. Leigh said, “Early detection plays an important role to get a better chance for survival because there are more treatment options. I am a survivor and want to let everyone know how essential it is to pay attention to their health.”

Jeannie McCallum, Fukoku’s Human Resource Director, said “This was the first campaign for our Fukoku family and it stemmed from two cancer survivor employees making a suggestion to me and wanting to raise awareness and education. They showcased their story with all employees to raise awareness and education and sharing the importance of early diagnosis and regular checkups. We are so proud and humbled by Leigh and Ann’s amazing story and courage.”

In addition to stressing the need for people to be aware of their health, Fukoku’s first breast cancer campaign raised over $200 that will be donated to Susan G. Komen foundation to support breast cancer prevention awareness efforts.