At Scorpion, we like to reward our employees by supporting their passions. Each month, we announce several Employees of the Month, and one of those EOMs is asked to select a charity that will receive a donation from Scorpion. For the month of July, this honor went to Kaelee Piper, Director of Project Management at Scorpion.
Kaelee chose the American Cancer Society for her Scorpion donation:
“I’ve lost few family members due to cancer. Most recently, we lost my boyfriend's mother. I would like to help support research on finding a cure so fewer families have to go through this type of loss.”
The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2016, and more than 595,000 lives will be lost as a result of the disease. The institute also found that cancer care costs in the U.S. reached nearly $125 billion in 2010 and could reach $156 billion in 2020.
The American Cancer Society has been working tirelessly for over a century to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. The community-based organization carries out its mission by funding and conducting cancer research, supporting cancer patients through the treatment process, helping underinsured Americans gain access to cancer care, educating the public about cancer prevention, and more.
Scorpion is proud to contribute to such a worthy organization through our charitable giving division, Scorpion Cares. Feel free to make your own donation to the American Cancer Society!
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About the Author
Kylie Patterson currently holds the role of Director of Public Relations at Scorpion, although she has previous experience working with many departments within the company. She spends her time finding new and exciting ways to connect Scorpion both with the local and global community. When she is not at the office, Kylie enjoys dancing, live music, sporting events, and spending time with her black Labradoodle, Royce. She is also a proud graduate, and diehard fan, of the University of California, Los Angeles.