Breast cancer has hit close to home for many Germania employees, agents, and policyholders. It only seems natural to continue our partnership with the world’s leading breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen®, to support its fight to save lives in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
For the second consecutive year, Germania is offering its Quote for the Cure campaign throughout the month of October. From Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, Germania will donate to Susan G. Komen® $10 for each online insurance quote requested at www.germaniainsurance.com, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $50,000.
“Germania is proud to continue its partnership with Susan G. Komen® to raise funds in the fight against breast cancer,” Germania President and CEO Paul Ehlert said. “We look forward to another successful campaign this year, and are focused on fighting a disease that affects so many in our community.”
Founded in 1982, the Susan G. Komen® Foundation is the world’s largest nonprofit source of research and funding – outside of the U.S. Government – in the fight against breast cancer. Since its inception, Susan G. Komen® has invested more than $2.9 billion in research, community health outreach, advocacy, and programs in more than 60 countries.
The combination of education, early detection, and effective treatment has helped lead to a 40% decline in breast cancer mortality between 1989 and 2016. Still, more than 42,000 women and men in the U.S. are expected to die from breast cancer this year. Germania encourages its employees, agents, and policyholders to participate in activities and contribute to the accomplishment of Komen’s goal of reducing the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.
In addition to the Quote for the Cure campaign for current and prospective policyholders, independent agents are enlisted by Germania to help spread the word this October. Germania is sharing promotional materials, such as T-shirts and informational handouts, to select agent partners to use in promoting breast cancer education in their communities.
Germania employees in Brenham and at the Dallas office are encouraged to participate in Pink Out Day to celebrate and honor those close to them who have been affected by breast cancer.
Susan G. Komen® also offers a variety of options to support those facing breast cancer through its organization. You can make a direct donation online, create a memorial or tribute, have your gift matched by your participating employer, including Susan G. Komen® in your estate plan, and much more. To learn more about Susan G. Komen® and how you can participate during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, visit www.komen.org.