PHILADELPHIA—Penn Emblem holds a month-long fundraiser to benefit breast cancer research. Coinciding with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the company is offering an array of apparel and accessories throughout the month of October, all aimed at raising funds for the cause.
This year’s beneficiary is Philadelphia-based Fox Chase Cancer Center.
“One of our employees recently battled breast cancer, and this is the organization that she supports,” states Hilary Valentine, marketing coordinator for Penn Emblem.
In addition to donating merchandise sales to Fox Chase, Valentine says the company encourages employees to “dress down” during the month of October. Each employee pays a small fee to dress casually, which is matched by the company at the end of the month and donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
This year’s benefit drive is the newest effort the company has spearheaded toward breast cancer research. Starting in 2004, the company has raised funds every October for numerous foundations focused on researching and finding a cause. In addition to cancer research, the company periodically hosts other community-oriented fund drives. In June 2016, the company created and sold custom patches to raise funds for victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
For more information, visit: http://pennemblem.com/breast-cancer-awareness-merchandise