Bluebonnet helps raise awareness for breast cancer

Bluebonnet’s five member service centers, such as this one in Bastrop, will be bathed in pink light at night and its employees will hand out pink ribbon pins during October to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Drive by or visit one of Bluebonnet’s five member service centers, or pass one of its service vehicles on the road, and you will notice something different. Pink lights, pink ribbon pins and pink magnetic ribbons affixed to trucks.

No, the co-op isn’t dropping the blue from its name or changing its colors. It’s gone pink to raise awareness for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At night during October, Bluebonnet’s member service centers in Bastrop, Brenham, Giddings, Lockhart and Manor will be bathed in pink floodlights. During the day, Bluebonnet’s member service representatives will hand out pink ribbon pins to anyone who wants one.

“Breast cancer is one of the most significant health risks to women,” said Mark Rose, Bluebonnet’s general manager. “Millions of women have been touched by this disease. Nearly a quarter of a million women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. There is hardly a person in this country who hasn’t had a family member or friend who has had breast cancer.

“We are proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We encourage everyone to get involved and get informed of the risks, and learn how to diagnose, prevent and treat this cancer.”

There are many resources available to learn more about breast cancer. For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, or the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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About Will Holford

Have you ever wondered about the future of electric use? Perhaps you’re curious about how some global or national events might impact your power, the environment or your bill? Maybe you’re just interested in what’s going on at Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative. We want to share what we know, and that’s what the Bluebonnet Blog is about. Will Holford, Bluebonnet’s Manager of Public Affairs, is going to write most often for the blog. He’s been with the co-op since 2007, and has worked in communications for more than 14 years. Will enjoys learning about energy – and writing about it. He and other Bluebonnet employees (and occasional guest contributors) will get the conversation going -- about everything from where your power is generated to where it’s used, advances in technology, changes that will affect you, and interesting peeks behind the scenes at the co-op. We welcome your comments, questions and ideas. Email Will at will.holford@bluebonnet.coop.
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One Response to Bluebonnet helps raise awareness for breast cancer

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