For Immediate Release
CPRS Physical Therapy Donates $1,000 to local Breast Cancer Foundation
June 13, 2014, (Harrisburg, PA)- It is next to impossible to get a group of businessmen to buy into handing out pink T-shirts to physical therapy patients who are being discharged. It is tradition within CPRS to giveout T-shirts to patients who have completed a stint of physical therapy. “Two of CPRS’ board of executives, Jeff Shields and Mark Brown, suggested making the pink shirts a little bit more meaningful by selling pink shirts and donating the sales to breast cancer,” said Customer Relations Manager, Francesca Kirk. That is exactly what they did.
It is hard to find a person who hasn’t been affected in someway or another by cancer. That rings true, for Francesca Kirk and many others at CPRS Physical Therapy. “We have had several employees battle breast cancer and other various forms cancer,” she continues to say. At CPRS, they feel it is not only important to rally behind co-workers, employees, and loved ones, but also to raise awareness to local communities as well.
Traditionally breast cancer awareness is honored and celebrated during the month of October, but CPRS thought, “why wait?” CPRS designed and ordered pink T-shirts to support Breast Cancer Awareness. The sale only lasted two short weeks, but the response by our local community was tremendous! CPRS is donating over $1,000 to a local charity called, “Feel your Boobies.”
Leigh Hurst, founder of “Feel your Boobies,” in Middletown,PA, was diagnosed at the age of 33 with Stage 1 Breast Cancer. Feel Your Boobies® Foundation is a non-profit breast cancer organization that uses media and other unexpected and unconventional methods to promote proactive breast health in young women. The campaign and programs focus on education and outreach primarily for women under 40.
There are dozens of wonderful organizations that support and raise awareness for Breast Cancer, but CPRS wanted to see and feel an impact on a local level. We believe supporting local organizations, like “Feel your Boobies,” is important, since we are an employee-owned, local physical therapy company as well. Giving back to our local community allows for building trust and communication within our patient population and bridges the gap by also providing awareness within our company.
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