Tailgates are a pretty much the caped crusaders of any industry that uses off-highway haul trucks. You bring them into your operation and suddenly they're saving the day in more ways than you could have imagined whether it's through increased capacity or a reduction of operation-wide maintenance. We've discussed the virtues of the PHIL Autogate® Tailgate several times before, so you already know how a tailgate can benefit your operation.
We've also talked about the PHIL Pink Tailgate Initiative and our partnership with Susan G. Komen® in the fight against breast cancer. The Pink Tailgate Initiative started in July 2014 and will run through December 2014. Anyone who purchases a tailgate has the option to participate and have 5% of the sale go to Susan G. Komen to help in the fight against cancer. Since we're halfway through National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), here are the two best reasons (in our opinion) to opt into the PHIL Pink Tailgate Initiative.
IT COSTS YOU NOTHING
"What is is going to cost me?" is always a big concern when donating through a purchase, and in most situations you do end up paying an additional amount over your intitial purchase price. That is not true with the PHIL Pink Tailgate Initiative. Participating doesn't cost you any more than you were already planning to spend. This has to be the best donation situation you could have. Your operation already needs a tailgate, you're already purchasing one. Opting to go pink doesn't change the price of the tailgate(s) you're purchasing. 5% of the sale gets donated to Susan G. Komen Memorial Fund, which provides funding for breast cancer research, community health outreach, advocacy, and awareness and preventative programs. Today, Komen has invested more than $2.5 billion in the fight against breast cancer in more than 30 countries. While that number is both astounding and amazing, we want to help - and to do that we need you to opt in!
IT'S A FOR A GREAT CAUSE
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, making breast cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women - and the second leading cause of death in women. While not as prevalent in men, 2,150 men are estimated to be diagnosed with breast cancer as well. Susan G. Komen has been working tirelessly since 1982 to increase research funding and prevention awareness and every little bit helps. Currently, there are over 3 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States. That's 3 million lives funding from Susan G. Komen has saved. Continuing that legacy is as easy as opting into PHIL's Pink Tailgate Initiative.
You never know when brownie points can come in handy, so let's take a moment to consider all the brownie points you could get with your mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, granddaughters, nieces, female cousins and coworkers if they know about your pink tailgate and the action your operation took to fight breast cancer and spread awareness. You'd be in brownie points for years to come!
Thirty-two years ago when Susan G. Komen began, breast cancer was hardly acknowledged and most women diagnosed with breast cancer suffered in silence because they'd caught the cancer too late. Most women didn't even know what to watch out for and when to go to the doctor because the subject of breast cancer was considered taboo. Fast forward to 2014 and the story is entirely different. Awareness of preventative measures is now known and accessed by women in over 30 all thanks to the efforts of the Komen foundation.
All that being said, there are over 100 countries that Susan G. Komen could spread awareness and preventative measures into. That's over 100 countries that we have the opportunity help with the PHIL Pink Tailgate Initiative and our partnership with Susan G. Komen. Help us out and opt in to the Pink Tailgate Initiative!
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