As the holiday season draws near, we’re sure many of our readers are setting aside time to spend with their families. No matter what your traditions are, being thankful for loved ones, sharing meals, and giving gifts make the season magical. From our whole team at Ortho Technology, we hope you and yours have a safe and wonderful winter.
As a small business, we are big believers in the power of giving year-round. It’s a chance for us to come together outside of the office and make a positive difference in our community. Just last month, we had the privilege of taking part in the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
October was, after all, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime, creating a widespread need for research, treatment, and support services. The ACS and the local nonprofits they partner with, like BayCare here in Tampa, work to provide families with these desperately needed resources. The ACS currently funds over $59 million in research, runs campaigns to raise awareness, and facilitates survivor support networks.
In order to help such an important cause, our team came together to help raise money. We reached out to friends and family and posted on social media. We hosted a “Pledge and Pastry” event with homemade baked goods from TSMs, raffles, and pink items for donations! We even gave our customers a chance to help us raise awareness, offering special deals on many of our pink accessories, and a portion of the proceeds from these items will be donated to Henry Schein Cares. To kick off PINKTOBER, on Saturday, Oct. 13, we joined a sea of our fellow pink-clad Floridians in Wesley Chapel for the main event. At 9 a.m., Team OT Partners in Pink made a 3-mile stride against cancer.
Each of us had our own reason for walking, but we shared a determination to help save lives from this all-too-common illness. The road to a world free of breast cancer is a long one, but every step takes us closer to getting there. We’re proud to play a role in this great event every year and hope to have an even larger turnout in 2019!
As a company, we believe in doing well by doing good. It’s not enough to simply come into work every day. In our eyes, being successful means sharing our good fortune and finding opportunities to give back. These sorts of charities are just another way we find value in every smile.
“As a company, we believe in doing well by doing good. It’s not enough to simply come into work every day. In our eyes, being successful means sharing our good fortune and finding opportunities to give back.”