October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law passed in 2010, covers mammograms for women over age 40? Under the health care reform law, certain preventive services must be covered without cost-sharing, including mammograms. This benefit applies to both fully insured and self-funded plans that are non-grandfathered plans. While grandfathered plans are not required to implement these changes, some grandfathered plans have chosen to offer preventive care services, such as mammograms, at no cost-share.
Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.
The American Cancer Society is actively fighting breast cancer by helping women get tested to find breast cancer earlier, and helping them understand their treatment options and cope with the physical and emotional side effects. The American Cancer Society has played a role in nearly every breast cancer breakthrough in recent history. Their staff, of full-time researchers, produces detailed analyses of breast cancer trends and investigates the links between lifestyle and breast cancer. They also fund external researchers dedicated to finding better ways to prevent, detect, and treat the disease, and improve the quality of life of breast cancer patients and survivors.
HR Strategies is proud to be able to support the American Cancer Society, through our participation in the Gwinnett Relay for Life every May. Relay for Life events comprise the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Every year, the Relay for Life movement raises more than $400 million worldwide.
We encourage all of you to support the American Cancer Society and to get your mammograms!
HR Strategies is! Relay For Life Gwinnett is this Friday at the Gwinnett County Fair Grounds. HR Strategies will be there with a big team! We support Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society because we’ve all been affected by cancer somehow. Whether it’s family, friends, or ourselves, cancer has touched us all.
The HR Strategies staff knows that there is an understood communal agreement between community and business, and that philanthropy leads to community building. For the past two years, our staff’s philanthropic efforts with corporate match have raised over $12,000 combined for the Gwinnett Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.
Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way, and our team is taking action to help finish the fight. Please join our team, make a donation, or join us at the Gwinnett County fairgrounds the evening of May 8th.
Saving lives from cancer starts with one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time.
When communities prosper, everyone benefits.
Tomorrow marks the 24th annual Make A Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of community service.
“Make A Difference Day is about giving back to your community and serving others,” said seven-time Grammy winner Usher, who promotes service through his New Look Foundation. “One voice joined by another is the start of a movement.”
The HR Strategies staff knows that there is an understood communal agreement between community and business, and that philanthropy leads to community building. We are proud to support both local and national charities, knowing that it is our corporate responsibility to give back to the community where we work and live. Last year, our staff’s philanthropic efforts with corporate match raised over $9,000. We proudly sponsor and engage with the American Cancer Society, St. Jude, and the Quinn House.
Yes, Philanthropy is imperative to HR Strategies, and when communities prosper, everyone benefits. To find out more about the charities we support please visit our Philanthropy page by clicking here.
We encourage all of our readers to take part in Make A Difference Day!
Toy Donations to The Quinn House Internal Employees
HR Strategies Employees with their families at St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk.
HR Strategies’ Relay For Life Team at Gwinnett Relay
HR Strategies is! Relay For Life Gwinnett is this Friday at the Gwinnett County Fair Grounds. HR Strategies will be there with a big team! We support Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society because we’ve all been affected by cancer somehow. Whether it’s family, friends, or ourselves, cancer has touched us all. Donate to Relay For Life today before it’s too late!