Zodiac sponsors mobile mammogram event and raises funds for Susan G.
Komen San Diego’s Race for the Cure®
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to BreastCancer.org,
an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to
be diagnosed in women in the U.S. in 2015, along with 60,290 new cases
of non-invasive breast cancer. In an effort to reduce these numbers and
continue the fight against breast cancer, Zodiac
Pool Systems, Inc. (Zodiac), a leading manufacturer of automatic
pool cleaners and equipment based in North County San Diego, has pledged
support for Susan
G. Komen® San Diego (Komen San Diego) with two events in
honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
On Tuesday, November 3, 2015, many Zodiac employees, family and friends
will participate in the 2015 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®,
under the banner of Zodiac’s Providing Alternative Tomorrows with Hope
(P.A.T.H.) program, which organizes Zodiac employee volunteer and
outreach initiatives. Last year, the company raised more than $5,000 and
hopes to exceed that number by offering a grand prize incentive to the
Zodiac employee who collects the largest amount of donations on behalf
of the “Zodiac Pink PATH” team.
“This event and the whole organization hold a special place in my heart.
My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and passed away in
2013,” said Bruce Brooks, CEO of Zodiac’s Global Pool Care division. “We
are proud to support Komen San Diego, as it is the County’s largest
provider of free breast cancer treatments, services and support. We hope
to save others from suffering my mother’s fate.”
On Sept. 28, 2015, the P.A.T.H. program also sponsored a free Susan G.
Komen mobile mammogram event at Northgate Market in Vista, Calif. The
decision to host the event at the Northgate Market location was based on
Susan G. Komen’s process and research to identify low-income
neighborhoods where women typically do not have the time, money, or
transportation means necessary for regular medical checkups. By making
the free mammogram available at a popular, busy shopping center, Susan
G. Komen and Zodiac gave women the opportunity to be tested for breast
cancer when they might not have the ability otherwise. Health insurance
was not required for women to participate, and a total of 25 women
received free mammograms and breast exams during the event.
“On average, 10 percent of the exams provided by the Susan G. Komen San
Diego mobile mammograms result in follow up appointments due to cancer
detection,” said Jill Rooks, director of information technologies,
customer operations and head of the P.A.T.H. program. “That’s what makes
Komen San Diego so great to work with – the organization helps cancer
patients through the whole process, not just the detection part. We are
honored to support Komen San Diego with this event as we kick off Breast
Cancer Awareness Month.”
Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Pool Solutions, is a
global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The
company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading
brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy® Pro
Series, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the
leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is
committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient,
earth-friendly pool products and systems available. To learn more about
Zodiac, visit www.zodiac.com
or call 800-822-7933.
Since its inception in 1995, Komen San Diego has raised more than $13
million to fund local non-profits who provide everything from free
diagnostic mammograms and surgeries to meal delivery, child care and
temporary financial aid. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised in
San Diego stays right here in San Diego County to fund free diagnostic
mammograms, treatment and services for uninsured and underinsured women
and their families. The remaining 25 percent funds international breast
cancer research. In fact, next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen®
is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. For more
information, please visit www.komensandiego.org.
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Julie Willis, 760-230-2424