Delphi and UAW Help Make Strides in Flint Against Breast Cancer
FLINT, Mich., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Delphi (NYSE: DPH) and the local UAW are teaming with the American Cancer Society to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Supported by friends and family, employees will participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer(R), the walk, which begins and finishes at the Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley, this Saturday, Oct. 12, at 9 a.m. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020315/DEF002LOGO ) Following a 3.5-mile course through the Flint Cultural Center, approximately 400 employees and their friends and families will walk in the fourth annual Flint event. Last year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Flint raised $200,000. Also in 2001, nationwide 350,000 walkers collected more than $26 million. Since 1993, on a national level, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has raised more than $100 million. "Delphi is proud to help the American Cancer Society fight breast cancer," said Guy C. Hachey, vice president, Delphi Corp., and president, Delphi Energy & Chassis Systems. "Progress is being made against this disease, which touches so many of our employees -- either directly or among their family and friends. It's gratifying to know that participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and generating pledges will help contribute to important research, education, patient support and advocacy programs to defeat it." Guy Hachey is also a kickoff speaker at the event. Breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death among women, will strike approximately 205,000 women this year, and about 40,000 will die of the disease. Approximately 1,500 men will die of breast cancer this year as well. "One of the reasons that we continue to join in this effort is the dedication of the Genesee County Cancer Society itself and its willingness to help in this community," said Steve Dawes, president, UAW Local 651. "Their efforts remind us that behind the statistics are people just like us. When people walk in this event they may be walking in support of the cause itself, or because of a family member or a friend who has been touched by this disease. Whatever the individual reason, we come together in support of finding a cure." "With so many of our employees and their friends and families impacted by the disease, this event is an important opportunity for us to make a difference," said Cheryl A. Kilborn, director, public affairs & communications, Delphi Energy & Chassis Systems. "The contributions that the walkers will raise on Saturday will have a direct impact in the lives of those who battle breast cancer in terms of expanded research and in individual patient outreach." Delphi is a flagship sponsor of the event, along with BankOne and Kroger, local media sponsors ABC12 and CARS108 FM, and national media sponsor Discovery Health Channel. For more information on Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, call (800) ACS 2345, or visit www.cancer.org For more information about Delphi and its operating subsidiaries, visit www.delphi.com/media Make Your Opinion Count - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X75133277RELATED LINKS
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