NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four hundred Nashville Electric Service (NES) employees are wearing pink hard hats in October to show their support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This powerful movement demonstrates the utility’s commitment to raise awareness for the American Cancer Society.
“Our employees are in the community providing safe and reliable power to customers every day,” said Decosta Jenkins, NES president & CEO. “Our hope is that people will take notice of the pink hard hats, and we can help spread an important message while crews are doing their jobs.”
For several NES employees, the cause is personal since they’ve had close friends or relatives battle the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, after skin cancer. In fact, one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It’s also the second-leading cause of death among women.
It is recommended that women have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 for those who are at average risk. To learn more, visit cancer.org.
Nashville Electric Service (NES) is one of the 12 largest public electric utilities in the nation, distributing energy to more than 380,000 customers in Middle Tennessee. For more information, visit nespower.com.