In partnership with the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara, Easy Lift Transportation will help bring awareness to the important issue of breast cancer, education and support in October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Easy Lift Transportation will show its support by having all 40 drivers wear pink t-shirts that include the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara (BCRC) logo on the shirt sleeve.
“I’m excited to let the community know that Easy Life will be partnering with the Breast Cancer Resource Center in October to raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Ernesto Paredes, Easy Lift executive director.
“The Easy Lift leadership strongly believes that partnering with community organizations in this way is important to show that we are indeed in this work together,” he said. “In fact, we have had a number of breast cancer patients and survivors utilize our service.”
One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2023, an estimated 297,790 women and 2,800 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.
“At the BCRC, every month is about Breast Cancer awareness, and bringing hope, support, and empowerment to those in our community facing breast cancer,” said Silvana Kelly, BCRC executive director.
“All BCRC programs and services are made possible through community collaboration and significant partnerships like that of Easy Lift to help our clients with transportation, so they stay on track with timely treatment which has a direct impact on completing treatment and long-term survivorship,” she said.
“As we enter our most important month of raising awareness and funds for our work, we are fortunate to be linking arms with Easy Lift in this unique way,” Kelly said.
BCRC will open its annual Pink Week with a series of free educational webinars on current information from experts in the local cancer care community.
Pink Week will help raise funds so BCRC can continue providing essential free services and education. For more information and to register for webinars, visit http://www.bcrcsb.org/pinkweek/.
Easy Lift Transportation is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that provides specialized transportation services for the south Santa Barbara community. For more, visit EASYLIFT.ORG.
BCRC is a community organization that empowers women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to advocate for themselves and make informed decisions regarding breast health. Learn more at BCRCSB.ORG.