(PRWEB) November 20, 2014 -- PEMCO World Air Services made a generous contribution to Florida Hospital Carrollwood to help establish the PEMCO/Florida Hospital Carrollwood Breast Cancer Fund. The fund will help provide financial assistance to those women who are unable to afford mammogram services.
As PEMCO learned more about the hospital’s participation in the annual Florida Hospital statewide breast cancer awareness initiative called "The Pink Army," PEMCO wanted to make an impact that would benefit women in the local community. This year the company and team members held their 2nd Annual PEMCO Goes Pink 5K on Oct. 17. PEMCO is donating all proceeds from the race.
“One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. It is a disease that affects all of us at some point in our lives,” said Ben Ward, PEMCO Chief Financial Officer. “Our team members wanted to give back to a local hospital and community partner who can truly make a difference in the fight against breast cancer in our community."
For Florida Hospital Carrollwood, the generous support of a local business and partner has helped establish an important resource for local women in the fight against breast cancer. “Each year that we participate in The Pink Army... we spread the message of the importance of early detection in the fight against breast cancer,” said Joe Johnson, Florida Hospital Carrollwood President and CEO. “But there are many women in our community who put off having their yearly mammogram because they do not have insurance and cannot afford to pay for the screening. By establishing our very own financial assistance fund here at Florida Hospital Carrollwood, we can truly make a difference in making mammograms available to those women who need our help.”
To learn more about The Pink Army and to enlist in the fight against breast cancer, please visit: http://www.jointhepinkarmy.com.
About Florida Hospital Carrollwood
Florida Hospital Carrollwood is a 120-bed facility that specializes in providing comprehensive medical services to community residents in the northern Tampa Bay region. A member of the West Florida Region of Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System, the hospital offers exceptional surgical, ER and Wound Healing services in an environment focused on Christian compassion and whole-person health and healing. The hospital has also achieved several firsts in the region, including the development of a state-of-the-art Spine Center of Excellence, utilizing the Mazor Renaissance™ Spine Robot, as well as achieving the notable HIMSS Level 7 designation for the facility’s dedication to electronic systems and patient safety. For more information, please visit http://www.fhcarrollwood.org.
About PEMCO World Air Services
PEMCO is an aircraft engineering, maintenance and modification company headquartered at Tampa International Airport with partner operations in Canada, Central America and Asia. PEMCO’s Tampa MRO base provides 24/7 Line & Heavy maintenance and engineering services to leading US-based air carriers and more than 60 customers around the globe. PEMCO supports hundreds of families in the Tampa bay area and has an annual economic impact of approximately $400M statewide. Learn more by visiting http://www.pemcoair.com
Jennifer McVan, Director of Media Relations, Florida Hospital West Florida Region, http://www.FHTampa.org, +1 (813) 373-9505, [email protected]