Employees from Whirlpool's Knoxville campus took the 14th annual Knoxville Race for the Cure seriously. The company had 50 individuals, including employees and their families, running or walking the race; and an additional 17 individuals volunteering at the start line. Throughout the month of October, the campus had fund raising activities as well as educational activities for their employees. The campus also had onsite mammograms available to employees. The employee-driven fund raising activities raised twice as much money as the campus's previous year donation.
In two lunch-and-learns held in October, guest speaker Jane Brannon, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Knoxville, answered questions for employees and provided information on breast cancer. Employees were happy to learn that the money they raise directly helps their community. Brannon taught the group that grants are given to different organizations within the community to help fund research, raise awareness, or to provide support in other ways for those affected by breast cancer. Sometimes, they learned, this may come in the form of a gas card to help families needing to travel to cancer centers to receive chemo therapy and other treatments.
Whirlpool Corporation also supports Susan G. Komen for the Cure nationally with KitchenAid Cook for the Cure. "As a dedicated partner to the cause, KitchenAid has worked closely with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to form Cook for the Cure. The program gives those with a passion for cooking a wonderful way to support the movement through fundraising events, donation-with-purchase programs, auctions, and grassroots initiatives. To date, Cook for the Cure has helped raise more than $7 million."
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