In the Pink for a Great Cause

This week, nearly 200 Monsanto employees showed up to work at Kunia wearing pink – in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in response to a fun challenge issued by Monsanto’s Hawaii business and technology lead, John Purcell.

“John said he would donate $1 for every person who showed up to work wearing pink, to help fight breast cancer,” said Monsanto Hawaii employee Stacie Sasagawa.  “So we said, that’s awesome, let’s go for it!”

As a result, John and his wife Liz will be donating a total of $250 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto, will match the dollar amount.

“With breast cancer, it's all about early detection and education, I am so happy that our company is taking the time to do both. As a registered nurse who works for Monsanto Hawaii I thank John and his wife for the donation and all of our employees for taking part in this week’s events,” said MJ who helped organize activities.

Dozens of employees also took part in an educational ‘lunch and learn’ session featuring a powerful film called ‘Shared Stories from Hawaii’s Woman’ and informative handouts from the American Cancer Society and ‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network.

On Friday, we wrapped up a great week with an employee breakfast/bake sale, with all proceeds benefiting the Hawaii chapter of Susan G. Komen Foundation. In all nearly $1,000 was raised for breast cancer research!

Learn more about the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Foundation and ‘Imi Hale.