Tucker Mechanical workers don pink hardhats for breast cancer awareness

NEW HAVEN, CONN. — EMCOR Group Inc. announced that employees of its Tucker Mechanical subsidiary donned EMCOR Pink Hard Hats, along with employees of Yale Cancer Center, in New Haven, Conn., Oct. 3. They assembled at Amistad Park in New Haven in a "Call to Action" in support of Breast Cancer screening and awareness.

As part of EMCOR's "Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today." campaign, more than 160 employees from the organizations formed themselves into the shape of a giant human pink ribbon, the international symbol of breast cancer awareness.

An official EMCOR Pink Hard Hat was presented to Thomas J. Lynch, Jr., MD, Director of Yale Cancer Center & Physician-in-Chief of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, as well as Anees Chagpar, MD, Director of the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital, by Tucker Mechanical President & CEO Robert Turner as part of a special ceremony. As part of this ceremony, all EMCOR Tucker Mechanical employees, and general contractors and sub-contractors with which Tucker Mechanical works, removed their regular hard hats and replaced them with EMCOR Pink Hard Hats in a "Call to Action" for millions of women and men to "Protect Yourself. Get Screened Today."

"We’re excited to be participating in EMCOR’s third consecutive year of conducting this national initiative," stated Robert Turner. "Our employees wear hard hats on a daily basis for personal protection, and we’re proud of their commitment to wear an EMCOR Pink Hard Hat throughout October to raise awareness for breast cancer and how to protect yourself by getting screened. As a company that has built its reputation on being engaged in the concerns of our industry and community, it's gratifying to demonstrate support for breast cancer screening and awareness, standing with our dedicated employees, client, and partners."

Dr. Anees Chagpar commented, "Yale Cancer Center is honored to partner with EMCOR Tucker Mechanical to build breast cancer awareness through its ‘Protect Yourself.’ Campaign. Breast cancer affects over 200,000 women in the U.S. each year, and the importance of screening and early detection of breast cancer cannot be underestimated. EMCOR Tucker Mechanical's effort to increase awareness of breast cancer screening through the Pink Hard Hat initiative is an innovative way to remind women to make an appointment for their annual mammogram."

Among the speakers at the event was breast cancer spokesperson from EMCOR, Neil Nuzie, who brought a personal perspective to the event. For nearly 50 years, Neil has been a strong supporter of breast cancer awareness; he is passionate about EMCOR's Pink Hard Hat Program.

EMCOR Tucker has performed dozens of construction projects over the last 15+ years at Yale-New Haven Medical Center, Yale School of Medicine, and Yale University, including laboratory renovations, energy efficient and infrastructure upgrades, cogeneration projects, and design build projects. Tucker is currently working on a new plumbing system for the new School of Management Building at Yale University.

Additional information is available at EMCOR’s Pink Hard Hat micro-site: http://www.emcorgroup.com/page.php?id=2636

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