175 Person Pink Hard Hat Ribbon Creates Visible Call to Action for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and EMCOR’s 7th Annual "Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today." Campaign
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor & Councilwoman Kate Gallego Join Employees From University of Arizona, DPR I Sundt, & University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc.
EMCOR/University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc., University of Arizona, and DPR I Sundt were joined by Justice Sandra Day O'’Connor and Councilwoman Kate Gallego and many others to form a 175-person Pink Hard Hat Ribbon on October 12th as a call to action for EMCOR’s 7th Annual “Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today.” Campaign. The national event supporting breast cancer awareness month kicked off at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix campus.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – October 12, 2015 – The employees of EMCOR/University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. the University of Arizona, DPR I Sundt, and more–175 people in total–donned EMCOR Pink Hard Hats and assembled to form EMCOR's signature giant human pink ribbon in a "Call to Action" in support of breast cancer awareness. The event, EMCOR's 7th Annual "Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today." campaign, was held at University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix campus in downtown Phoenix.
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, a breast cancer survivor, was in attendance and participated in the event. A transformational figure for women leadership across the nation, Justice O"Connor stated: "Breast cancer affects over 200,000 women in the U.S. each year. Everyone must be an advocate for their own healthcare and early detection cannot be overstated. I am honored to join this effort today and continue to increase awareness, hope and survivorship of this deadly disease." Justice O"Connor was congratulated for her 35th anniversary as the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court in October 1981 and recognized for her survivorship of breast cancer.
"Early screening for breast cancer and advances in detection help saves lives; but the first step is raising awareness," said Councilwoman Kate Gallego, whose district is home to the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. "The citizens of District 8 have seen great impact from these partners with the development of this campus, dedicated efforts in the advancement of biomedical education and the creation of permanent jobs. The City of Phoenix has also pledged its commitment to raising awareness [of breast cancer] and is very proud to be part of this significant initiative."
Judy Bernas, AVP of University Relations – Phoenix at the University of Arizona, David Elrod, Regional Manager at DPR, and David Crawford, President & CEO of Sundt were presented with a commemorative Pink Hart Hat plaque to honor and recognize the support of their organizations in the effort to promote breast cancer awareness.
"The University of Arizona is pleased to team up with EMCOR and the "Protect Yourself." Campaign," Judy Bernas stated. "This is a truly memorable experience for our partnership as we continue our investment in local economic benefits and world-changing advancements. As Arizona"s premier research university, the focus on prevention is critical to saving lives and strengthening health care for the Arizona community."
"We're delighted to be participating in EMCOR's 7th annual consecutive year of conducting this national initiative," stated Brad Thornton, President & CEO EMCOR/University Mechanical & Electrical Contractors, Inc. "We"re proud of our employees" commitment to wear an EMCOR Pink Hard Hat throughout October to raise awareness for breast cancer and the importance of screening. As a company that has built its reputation on being engaged in the concerns of our industry and community, it's gratifying to demonstrate support for breast cancer screening and awareness, standing with our employees, client, and partners."
In addition to EMCOR/University Mechanical, thousands of EMCOR employees across the U.S. are wearing EMCOR Pink Hard Hats at hundreds of job sites throughout October, ranging from hospitals, roadways, malls, and high tech companies, to universities, military bases, and hotels.
Visit EMCOR's Pink Hard Hat site: www.emcorgroup.com/pinkhardhat
About the Partnership
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. (UMEC) partnership began with the construction of the downtown Phoenix medical school in 2005. In the years since, the College and UMEC have collaborated to expand the Phoenix Biomedical Campus into the gem it is today with commitment towards building a greater presence in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.
About the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix admitted its inaugural class of first-year medical students in August 2007 and currently has 320 students training to be physicians. The College inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. The College of Medicine – Phoenix is uniquely positioned to accelerate the biomedical and economic engines in Phoenix and the State by leveraging vital relationships with key clinical and community partners. For more, visit phoenixmed.arizona.edu.
About University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc.
University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors, Inc. in Arizona (UMEC) is a full service mechanical contractor serving the southwestern United States. The company designs, builds and commissions mechanical systems, including heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and piping systems, for commercial, institutional, high tech, industrial and military clients. UMEC also specializes in the installation of sophisticated process piping and high-purity piping for the semi-conductor and pharmaceutical industries, and medical gas systems for the health care industry. Based in Tempe, Arizona, UMEC is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500? company with estimated 2015 revenues of ~$6.6B. EMCOR is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services. A provider of critical infrastructure systems, EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The 29,000+ skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the "World"s Most Admired" and "Best Managed". EMCOR's diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company"s strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at www.EMCORGroup.com.
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