DynCorp International Employees Participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Top Quote In October 2011, several DynCorp International employees working in the Patrick Support Division (PSD) at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., joined an estimated 8,000 supporters in the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 28, 2011 - This is the fifth year in a row PSD employees have participated in the charity event. This year they raised more than $5,000 towards breast cancer research and earned a Silver Team ranking.

    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
    Since 1993, nearly five million walkers across the country have raised more than $340 million through Making Strides events to help fund groundbreaking discoveries into cancer's causes and cures.
    American Cancer Society donations help fund major breast cancer research breakthroughs, including:
    Research into breast-conserving surgery
    Establishing mammography as the gold standard to detect breast cancer early
    Discovering lifesaving treatments (such as Herceptin) to improve breast cancer survival and drugs (such as Tamoxifen) to reduce the risk of breast cancer relapse
    Discovering genes for inherited breast cancer
    Knowledge that genetics, diet, lack of exercise, and alcohol abuse can increase a person's cancer risk
    Discovering cancer-causing oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes.

    "Put on Your Pink Bra" Campaign
    This year's PSD participating team also sold t-shirts representing the ACS-Florida's theme, "Put on Your Pink Bra," and a portion of t-shirt sales were also donated to ACS. DynCorp International employees team members walked for friends, family members and survivors who have battled breast cancer.
    In 2011, the ACS launched the "Put On Your Pink Bra" campaign, empowering women across Florida to wear pink bras in support of the fight against breast cancer and as a personal symbol of their breast cancer journey. During Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events, a sea of participants in pink bras joined together to take up arms against the disease.

    Participants form teams of friends, family, neighbors and co-workers and work together to set goals and fundraise before each event. The day of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, teams unite together at the starting line and complete the non-competitive walk, showing their support for the ACS's mission of saving lives and creating more birthdays.

    DynCorp International
    Visit DynCorp International's website to learn more about the company's corporate responsibility initiatives. Follow DynCorp International on Twitter, and visit their new blog Inside DI to learn more about how DynCorp International seeks to improve health and offer assistance to U.S. military, veterans, and their families.

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