Clinton business wears pink for awareness _lowres

Photo provided by Trey Castleberry -- PacTec employees in Clinton participated in 'Geaux Pink Day' for breast cancer awareness Oct. 9. Wearing pink, front row from left, are Callie Gilkison, Mandy Nettles, Morgan Bowman and Toni Fitzgerald; middle row, Scott Schultz, Micah Schilling, Caleb Dunn, Lesley Kelly, Kalyn Newman, Erin Graves and Pam David; and back row, John Luikart, Paul Ecclestone, Alex Edward, Amber Schilling, Chapin Kay, Meredith Smith and Rodney Terral.

Employees of PacTec Inc. in Clinton participated in a Geaux Pink Day on Oct. 9 in support of breast cancer awareness.

A donation was made on behalf of the PacTec employees to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Baton Rouge.

Employees wore pink for the day, learned facts about the disease and shared stories about loved ones affected by breast cancer.

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

According to the American Cancer Society, Louisiana has one of the highest cancer mortality rates in the nation.

The Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center urges everyone to “Geaux Pink” during October to support the fight against breast cancer.

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