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Employees from all departments of PacTec Inc. celebrate and raise funds for The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Geaux Pink campaign. Employees included from left, back row, Clayton Hand, Daniel Warren, Troy Town, Ed Gilkison and Trey Castleberry, and from row, Meredith Smith, Erin Graves, Morgan Bowman, Kalyn Newman, Callie Gilkison, Lesley Kelly, Tina Havard and Mandy Nettles.

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Employees of PacTec Inc., of Clinton, participated in a Geaux Pink Day in support of awareness and fundraising for breast cancer awareness.

Employees wore pink for the day, made donations, learned facts about the disease and shared stories about loved ones affected with cancer. PacTec Inc. also matched employee contributions in support of the work being done at the Our Lady of the Lake Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge.

“This is a great cause, and since we all know someone affected, it was important for PacTec and our staff to get involved,” said President and CEO Mike Schilling. This is one of many corporate fundraising efforts supported by the employees of PacTec.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, Louisiana has one of the highest cancer mortality rates in the nation. The Cancer Center urges those interested in joining the fight against cancer to Geaux Pink this October.

Geaux Pink is a signature awareness and fundraising event that allows the Cancer Center to partner with individuals, schools, businesses and sports teams to raise funds and awareness around breast cancer.