National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How to Get Involved

Posted on Oct 2, 2015 10:04:00 AM

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is now 30 years old! A partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries, which is now a part of AstraZeneca, founded NBCAM in order to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer. Throughout the years, additional breast cancer charities, foundations, research groups and corporations, have joined in with events and activities to help spread awareness of the disease and fundraising for research that will help to find a cure. There are many ways to get involved during the month of October and the other 11 months of the year as well. Below we have outlined some events going on right now. Please look carefully at the dates that the events are taking place in your city. These dates can fluctuate based on which state you live in.

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Susan G. Komen offers multiple events during BCAM. Komen Race for the Cure is the largest educational and fundraising event for breast cancer in the world. This event is a series of 5k runs and fitness walks to raise funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Continue to their website to find more information about an event near you. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day event is a journey of a lifetime that you’ll never forget. It’s a 60-mile event held over three days. Follow the link for more information. If you’re not able to attend either of these events, Susan G. Komen can also help you to find additional local events to get involved in, here

Another option to get involved is through the American Cancer Society. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks is an opportunity to raise funds to help save more lives from Breast Cancer. If you are able to volunteer or join this year, follow the link here or learn more by watching the video below.

For those of you who are unable to join a weekend event, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) offers a VRace (virtual race) as a fundraiser. NBCF helps you to make a personal fundraising page and allows you to bike, run or walk with your favorite GPS tracking app to turn your action into impact. Share your experience through social media with the hashtag, #HelpingWomenNow. To find out more, visit their website.

Join the conversation and comment below with additional ways to get involved in your community this October.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Breast_Cancer_Awareness_Month 

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September is National Preparedness Month

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 3:00:00 AM
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Happy National PrepareAthon Day!  It’s hard to believe that October is approaching and the holidays are right around the corner.  Cyber Monday (online sales that happen the first Monday after Thanksgiving) and Green Monday (usually the second Monday in December) offer up additional marketing opportunities for e-commerce stores. 2015 online sales are expected to break the previous year’s record in 2014, which means another monster peak season for OnTrac.

Not only is September the beginning of fall and the eve of the busy peak season at work, but September is also National Preparedness Month for you and your family’s personal safety at home during any disaster situation.   Everyone is extremely busy with work schedules and it is very important to take a few minutes every day to make sure that you and your families are prepared in case of a disaster.  Natural disaster can occur at any time, at work or home.  There are no schedules or time frames that such events will take place, which is why a plan is always needed.  Today is a day dedicated to taking action to increase community preparedness and resilience.

Below is a list of tips from the National Crime Prevention Council to prepare for what could be the most tragic time in your life or your family’s lives at home or at work.

  • Develop a communications plan for your family. Choose someone who does not live with you (preferably an out-of-town relative or friend) whom you and other family members can contact to check on each other in the event that you are separated during a disaster. Carry that person’s contact information in your purse or wallet.
  • Make sure children know their last name, phone number, address, and number for the out-of-town contact person.
  • Make sure every member of your family knows an alternate route home.
  • If family members can’t get home, designate a meeting place.
  • Know your community’s emergency evacuation route.
  • Learn how to shut off utilities such as gas, electricity, and water.
  • Assemble an emergency preparedness kit that will allow your family to camp out for three days. Assume you’ll be without electricity and running water.
  • Store your emergency supplies in sealed containers such as plastic tubs - taped shut.
  • Keep cash on hand; automated teller machines won’t be working if the power is out.
  • Learn CPR and first aid to help with medical emergencies.
  • Learn about emergency plans for your children’s school or daycare center.
  • If you’re a teen, find out whether your school has a group of student volunteers to help out in emergency situations. If not, offer to help start such a group. Or start a School Crime Watch.
  • Learn about your company’s emergency plan. Practice the plan. Learn exit routes.
  • Work with your Neighborhood Watch or civic association to create a disaster preparedness plan.

On behalf of OnTrac, we would like to wish you a safe and successful peak and holiday season.

Source: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/preparedness/tips-on-disaster-preparedness

More information on National PrepareAthon Day: http://www.community.fema.gov/

Additional Resources: http://www.community.fema.gov/take-action/hazards 

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OnTrac Monterey Facility Celebrates 1,000 Safe Days

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 3:06:00 PM

OnTrac MRY 1K Safe Days 2Congratulations to the OnTrac team at the Monterey operations facility! The crew achieved 1,000 consecutive safe days.

The milestone was celebrated on Friday, June 26th with Famous Dave’s barbeque and cake for all.  A large banner proclaiming Monterey’s Outstanding Safety Performance is now hanging in their recently expanded warehouse. 

Pre-load Manager David Wright communicates safety daily during the pre-sort meeting and throughout the work day. Wright says, “We are fortunate to have a small, conscientious crew that takes safety responsibilities seriously. They continuously look out for each other, have a positive attitude, good morale and strive to have an accident free workplace”

This achievement is truly the result of a group effort that all can take pride in. We congratulate and encourage MRY as they continue building on this impressive safety record. Good Job!

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