EdgeChem Paints doing its part in the fight against breast cancer
Seeking to do its part through financial contribution and awareness, EdgeChem Paints turned out with scores of its employees to the ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run last weekend. Jamaica has one of the highest breast cancer incidence rates in the Caribbean.
Coupled with this, many breast cancer patients find it difficult to pay for the life-saving tests and treatment required. Participating in this run is one way in which the leading paint company is ramping up its support for the cause.
As a sponsor for the event, Edgechem welcomed the opportunity to put its motto into action once again, ‘Changing Lives One Gallon At A Time’. At the bustling Hope Botanical Gardens location, with its booth of exciting activities and giveaways, Edgechem drew a crowd of participants.
The booth offered a paint-by-number mural that memorialised the event’s aim to ‘run for a cause’; a balloon dart board that saw participants winning various prizes and a face-painting area that was a big hit for children and adults alike. EdgeChem employees present also participated in the 5k run/walk that aimed to raise $5 million for breast cancer patients.
Speaking on the sidelines of the event, EdgeChem’s General Manager Mellissa McHargh said, “At EdgeChem, we pride ourselves in changing lives one gallon at a time and this initiative is yet another opportunity for us to change lives. Edgechem supports the fight against breast cancer and encourages our women, and even our men, to do their frequent breast self-test and annual screening for early detection and treatment of the disease.”
Despite the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 stagings of the ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run, McHargh said that EdgeChem was pleased to see the large turnout of supporters. She reminded that the more awareness received about breast cancer, the greater the chances will be of providing breast cancer patients with the support needed.
Meanwhile, EdgeChem’s Marketing Manager Sophia Hickey shared that though only two months are left in the year, EdgeChem has a number of other exciting community outreach plans in store for the public and encourages all to listen out. Hickey said, “There will be many other surprises in store from EdgeChem and we can’t wait for the public to experience them.”