Porter Pink Hardhat
Porter Health System and EMCOR Employees Wear EMCOR Pink Hard Hats, Form Human Pink Ribbon in Visible Call to Action
On October 21, 2011, at the location of the new Porter Hospital, workers from EMCOR Hyre Electric and Shambaugh & Son working on the new hospital exchanged their green and red hard hats for pink ones in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month forming the shape of a pink ribbon.
Jonathan Nalli said, “I tip my hardhat to EMCOR, Shambaugh & Son and Porter Health Systems because you are saying world wide that breast cancer is a horrible disease. I am proud of all that are here to raise awareness. I want to thank most important the physicians and staff (of Porter Hospital) to be able to physically, emotionally and mentally have the strength and support to fight this.”
Dale Priest, of Chesterton and a Shambaugh & Son, L.P. medical gas foreman, said, “Anyone that is important in your life, make sure they get checked,” after telling of his own mother’s battle with the disease.
The following is the official statement by EMCOR Hyre Electric, Shambaugh & Son L.P. and Porter Health Systems regarding the “Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today” Pink Hard Hat, Breast Cancer Awareness, campaign
EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses, is proud to announce that workers from its EMCOR Hyre Electric Co. of Indiana, Inc. and Shambaugh & Son, L.P. subsidiaries, both based in Indiana, as well as those of Porter Health System, and other organizations, donned EMCOR Pink Hard Hats and formed a human pink ribbon at the new Porter Health System Hospital construction site located in Valparaiso, Indiana today. As part of EMCOR’s “Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today.” campaign, more than 190 employees from the organizations formed themselves into the shape of a giant human pink ribbon, the international symbol of breast cancer awareness.
Porter Health System Hospital CEO, Jonathan Nalli was presented an official EMCOR Pink Hard Hat as part of this ceremony by Thomas R. Corsiglia, President & CEO, EMCOR Hyre Electric, and William Meyer, Corporate Vice President, Shambaugh & Son. Also as part of this ceremony, employees from EMCOR Hyre Electric and Shambaugh & Son, and other workers on the project, removed their regular hard hats and replaced them with EMCOR Pink Hard Hats in a “Call to Action” for millions of women and men to “Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today.”
“We’re excited to participate in EMCOR’s third consecutive year of conducting this national initiative. Many of our employees wear hard hats daily for personal protection, and we’re proud of their commitment to wear an EMCOR Pink Hard Hat throughout October to raise awareness for breast cancer and how to protect yourself by getting screened,” stated Thomas Corsiglia.
“As a Company that has built its reputation on being engaged in the concerns of our industry and community, it’s gratifying to demonstrate support for breast cancer screening and awareness, standing with our dedicated employees, client, and partners,” commented William Meyer.”
Jonathan Nalli said, “Porter Health System was honored to participate with EMCOR to build breast cancer awareness through its ‘Protect Yourself.’ Campaign. Together our efforts to increase awareness of breast cancer screening through the Pink Hard Hat initiative were an innovative way to remind women to make an appointment for their annual mammogram”
Among the speakers at the event was a breast cancer survivor, Allison Pera on behalf of EMCOR who brought a personal perspective to the event as a strong supporter of breast cancer awareness. It was discussed how the importance of screening and early detection of breast cancer cannot be underestimated, and how efforts here today were another step in bringing awareness to this issue.”
Visit EMCOR’s Pink Hard Hat micro-site for more information: http://www.emcorgroup.com/page.php?id=2636