In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Women’s Network ERG partnered with Project GIFT® to host a Creating a Trail of Hope 5K to raise money for nonprofit organizations that provide services for breast cancer families in local Southwire areas and funds for international breast cancer research. Southwire facilities across the company footprint hosted events in support of breast cancer awareness with the goal of raising money and showing support in honor of those whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. Through these collective efforts, team members raised more than $15,000 for nonprofit organizations that focus on breast cancer awareness and research across Southwire communities.
“Being a part of the 5K was a very emotional experience for me, not only because of my grandmother’s battle with breast cancer but also because I was walking the ground that she walked every day before she passed. With Southwire raising awareness through events like this, it allows us a chance to connect and come together to support each other.”
-Sandra Ilomaki, Information Technologies Analyst at Southwire