We are excited to welcome October, and not just because of the sweaters, falling leaves and pumpkin treats--it also happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are proud supporters of Susan G. Komen, an incredible organization that has funded more than $988 million in research and $2.2 billion in education since its beginnings in 1982.
A statistic highlighted on the Susan G. Komen website points out that a combination of science, education and direct support have helped to lower breast cancer mortality by 40% between the years of 1989-2016,. Plus, 56% of research funds today are used to search for more effective treatments. With the help of their supporters, Komen has been able to help those with inadequate resources to seek the medical attention they need as well as raise awareness for early screening and detection.
We recently had the opportunity to team up with the Susan G. Komen NYC Race for the Cure on September 8. We handed out our Darling Clementines® for some sweet race snacks and hosted a celebratory brunch following the event. Plus, how cool is this mural created for the race?! It was a good time supporting a great cause.
A fundamental pillar of LGS Sales, the company that brings you Darling Citrus®, is social responsibility. We believe that humanity, health, education, and shared prosperity are fundamental principles of conducting business, and one of the ways we are able to live out this belief is by supporting organizations that hold the same values.