McCluskey Makes Strides Against Breast Cancer

December 21st, 2021 by

A person is wearing a pair of pink boxing gloves to fight cancer.

Every year there are around 281,550 cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed and 43,600 women will die from breast cancer. This means 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer at some point in their life, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Thanks to the efforts of the American Cancer Society, breast cancer death rates have been going down steadily, declining by 1% every year from 2013 to 2018. With the help of donations like ours, this life saving work can continue and new research will further help reduce fatality rates and save lives.

While improving medicine through funding advanced research is critical, it is also important to fund basic medical care. Many forms of breast cancer have no obvious symptoms, making regular screenings a critical weapon in the fight against cancer. Research conducted by the American Cancer Society was important in developing many of the screening techniques that doctors use today, and future funding may yield even more effective techniques. However, it is critical that every woman has access to breast cancer screening.

Roughly 63% of breast cancer cases are currently caught early by screening, and increased funding can help raise that number. If the cancer is caught when it is still localized, the five-year survival rate currently stands at an incredible 99%. Medical improvements such as these are part of the work the American Cancer Society has been responsible for over the past century, vastly improving the survival chances of anyone diagnosed with cancer. Today, there are over 3.8 million survivors of breast cancer in the United States alone, and donations to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer can help raise that number.

If breast cancer is detected, there are now many effective forms of treatment that have been developed with the help of the American Cancer Society, and their fundraising through the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign both raises the funding needed to research new forms of treatment and provides treatment to women suffering from breast cancer. Supportive care provided by the American Cancer Society includes rides to treatment, lodging for patients, and support from volunteers who are themselves survivors of breast cancer.

This huge network of scientists, doctors, and volunteers is made possible entirely through donations large and small.

Our Contributions to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Here at McCluskey Chevrolet, we are proud of our whole team for coming together to donate a grand total of $11,285 in our recent month-long fundraiser for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Every year we are amazed by the generosity of our team, and we are proud that we can contribute to the efforts of this great organization in the fight against a deadly disease. Among all of the community events and charities that we take part in, this is one that we are particularly gratified to be a part of and we hope that we can raise even more money next year.

If you saw employees wearing Go Pink merchandise over the past month, then you saw first hand our team’s dedication to participating in the fight against breast cancer. Every item was personally purchased by our employees, and the proceeds were put towards Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. We also held a raffle for a basket that included $600 of breast cancer awareness and Chevy Cares gear, bringing the final total contributed by our team to an incredible $5,642.72. We are so grateful for everyone to be a part of this fundraiser for a worthy cause, and we are happy to announce that Bridget Sergent was the winner of our raffle basket for 2021.

After the final total was announced, Keith McClusky, the owner of McCluskey Chevrolet, personally matched the donation. Our final contribution of $11,285.44 is sure to help the American Cancer Society in its work to find the cure and care for those suffering from breast cancer. We are proud to have such a generous team here at McCluskey Chevrolet, and we are happy to work with such a valuable organization on such an important mission.

A person is wearing a pair of pink boxing gloves.

Working Together to End Breast Cancer

Supporting this critical research and care is important to both us here at our dealership and to Chevrolet as whole. For 11 years, Chevy has been supporting the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign, helping to contribute over $15 million from dealerships across the country. As we held our raffle throughout the month of October, Chevy was simultaneously running a social media campaign on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok with the goal of raising $110,000 for the American Cancer Society. Chevy even made it possible to donate using My Chevrolet Rewards points, encouraging every Chevy owner to take part.

The American Cancer Society has been working towards its goal of ending cancer for over 100 years. During their long crusade, they have funded research and treatment, revolutionizing the fight against cancer. Their work has contributed to an astounding 29% reduction in the overall cancer death rate, and every donation puts them a step closer to finally ending cancer. Here at McCluskey Chevrolet, we are extremely proud to be a part of this great effort, and we encourage all of our customers to join us in the fight against cancer by making a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Through the contributions of both individuals and organizations like McCluskey Chevrolet and even Chevy itself, the American Cancer Society has access to the funds it needs to continue the battle against breast cancer. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign is critical to raising the funding needed to combat this deadly disease and at McCluskey Chevrolet, we are incredibly proud that we have been able to be a small part in helping women across America.

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