Metro believes in giving back to the community and other worthwile national organization such as the Susan G Komen foundation. In fact, Metro is helping to bring breast cancer awareness to major metropolitan areas simply by painting our hoists pink (upon request of the contractor). Our first pink hoist was erected in downtown Cincinnati in 2014. We hope to do more. Please contact us about our Pink Hoist program.
About the Susan G Komen Foundation
Since 1982, Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. We are proud of our contribution to some real victories:
- More early detection and effective treatment– Currently, about 70 percenft of women 40 and older receive regular mammograms, the single most effective screening tool to find breast cancer early. Since 1990, early detection and effective treatment have resulted in a 34 percent decline in breast cancer mortality in the U.S.
- More hope –In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer (cancer confined to the breast) was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 99 percent.
- More research – The federal government now devotes more than $850 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
- More survivors – Currently, there are about 3 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S.
Other Metro Elevator Charities
- Make a Wish Foundation
- United Way
- Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation
- Gleaners Food Bank