CEC and RECORE team up in PINK to raise awareness for breast cancer, with a goal to raise $2,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation

CEC and RECORE are excited to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month and honor all of those who are and who continue to be impacted. A big thanks to our CEC and RECORE team for their help with this awareness campaign.

WINDSOR, VA – 10/15/2021 – Community Electric Cooperative (CEC) and RECORE announce a new campaign to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month, and honor all those who are and continue to be impacted. In support of everyone touched by breast cancer, CEC and RECORE are proud to present CECares—a sincere pledge and commitment to the community around us.

Efforts to raise $2,000 to contribute to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, include multiple methods of raising funds:

All funds from online sales will be sent to CEC and will be added to the total sales prior to sending to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For more information and ways to get involved, visit: https://www.comelec.coop/CECares 

Support from the Woman’s Club includes weekly deliveries of over 500 freshly baked goods throughout the month of October.

Founded in May, 1930, the Woman’s Club of Windsor, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. The Windsor club is part of the GFWC, an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Our goals in 1930 were the same as today, to promote the civic, cultural, educational and social welfare of our community, to join with other club women to make a difference outside of our community and to provide fellowship for our members.

Barbara Barnes, President of the Woman’s Club states. “The members of the Woman’s Club of Windsor, Inc. are excited to join with Community Electric Cooperative in their fundraising efforts to support Breast Cancer Awareness month by providing a variety of baked items for them to sell to customers and staff. We hope our contributions have served to help honor those individuals and their families who have been affected by this disease and that the support of such fundraisers will help further research to help put an end to the disease.”

The Susan G. Komen® organization was started in 1982, after Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would fight to end breast cancer forever. From its humble beginnings it has grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer, and is the ONLY organization to support the breast cancer movement on all fronts including research, community health, global outreach, and public policy.

“Supporting the community around us has never been more important,” says Jessica Parr, Manager of Communications. “At a time when people need the most help, we are humbled by the actions of our board members, employees, partners and the entire CEC & RECORE family and their commitment to a worthy cause.”

In further support of breast cancer awareness and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, expect to see linemen donning bright pink hardhats to honor and bring awareness to the breast cancer fight throughout the month of October. CEC and RECORE logos will also transition to shades of pink. While the logos will return to their usual colors in November, our commitment to issues that impact our members, staff, and our community won’t diminish.

Breast cancer is not a disease that has a single story. It is as diverse and complex as our global community and it profoundly impacts everyone it touches—patients, loved ones, doctors, caregivers, advocates and more. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Jessica Parr at jparr@comelec.coop

Community Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Windsor, is a not-for-profit member-owned energy provider that serves over 11,000 homes, farms and businesses in the counties of Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex and the City of Suffolk. For more information, go to www.comelec.coop.

RECORE supplies on-site energy solutions for municipalities, C&I’s, distribution utilities, and government agencies, specializing in standby emergency power generation to meet the needs of our partners. Numerous entities seeking to achieve intermittent or long-term grid independence, rely on RECORE emerging technologies to sustain their critical infrastructure and operations. Regardless of your energy needs, RECORE has the solutions and resources available to make your energy supply resilient. www.recore.ener