Teamwork Makes Double Play for Awareness and Hope

SAN MARCOS, Calif.—Teamwork Athletic Apparel joins the fight against breast cancer this Oct. Through an internal fundraising program and an external sales drive, the company is raising money for the American Cancer Society to fuel efforts to find a cure and honor breast cancer survivors.

Leticia Crisan, Teamwork’s people operations manager, describes the importance: “Last year, we unfortunately lost a team member to breast cancer. She was a wonderful and hard-working woman, and it really provided a wake-up call for many of us. Her memory served as a catalyst to create a program to raise money for research and prevention, as well as let people know where they can go for help.” Fellow Teamwork member Tasha Stewart was a driving force along with Crisan in the success of the program. “After my own mom was diagnosed, the breast cancer awareness drive gave me an outlet to fight back and do something positive,” Stewart explains. This year, she will also be participating in the Susan G. Komen three-day, for which she has already raised $2,500.

Teamwork’s efforts in 2009 raised more than $1,700 from employee donations which were matched by the company for a total donation to the American Cancer Society of $3,565. For 2010, the company is expanding efforts and donating 10 percent of the proceeds of pink items sold in Oct.

According to the American Cancer Society, the chance of a woman developing invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less than one in eight. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, second only to skin cancer. Over 200,000 new cases are expected in 2010, including 2,000 cases in men. Visit for more information.

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