Is our website looking a little pink lately? That’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, here at D&D, we’re joining the fight against breast cancer by giving back to patients and survivors in our community.
Cancer patients often have to endure a certain level of discomfort in their lives. Whether it’s due to the illness itself or the various prescribed medications, the journey to health is a bumpy road and it’s up to their community and family members to make the process as easy and painless as possible.
The use of Tamoxifen, a pill that is used to block the actions of estrogen and fight against breast cancer in men and women, can cause individuals undergoing treatment to become extraordinarily sensitive to heat. Common side effects for the drug generally include feelings of warmth or hot flashes or more severe side effects such as fever or sweating.
We believe that everyone deserves to feel cool and comfortable in their own skin and that’s why we’re using our #GoPink campaign to give back to those experiencing this temperature-related discomfort. From October 1-30, we’ll be working with Partners for Breast Cancer Care to donate air conditioning system check-ups to patients with breast cancer. If units are found to be in need of maintenance, we’re also donating repairs on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“We want you to know we care and for you to be able to focus your energy on healing,” said Stan Ellis, president of D & D Air Conditioning and Heating.
If you want to contribute and #GoPink, we encourage you to please make a donation at the Partners for Breast Cancer Care website by clicking here.