Replacements, Ltd. Observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Offering Company Paid Mammograms
GREENSBORO, N.C., October 18, 2011 – Replacements, Ltd., the world’s largest retailer of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles, is observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering company paid preventative mammogram screenings to employees Tuesday and Wednesday, October 25-26, 2011.
Known for its innovative workplace practices, Replacements began this program eight years ago as part of its corporate wellness initiatives. The first year the company offered this program, 25 women participated; more than 90 are signed up to take part this year, including one first-timer.
Organizers have arranged for limousines to chauffeur participants to the Norville Breast Care Center at Alamance Regional Medical Center. Replacements’ staff has found that by making the event fun and incorporating the added bonus of having friends and coworkers along for encouragement, more women are taking advantage of this potentially lifesaving procedure.
“When we go in groups and have each other for support, it really helps eliminate the fear factor surrounding what is often perceived to be a negative experience,” says Carol Harris, Replacements’ occupational health nurse. “So many of our participants have told me they would not go on their own that we know camaraderie is a key factor in growing our program. If we can help these ladies detect a condition like breast cancer early, we may be able to prevent a catastrophic illness that is devastating both emotionally and financially.”
Media interested in covering this story should contact Public Relations Manager Lisa Conklin at (336) 697-3000, ext. 2552 or (336) 209-0951 (cellular) for more information.
About Replacements, Ltd.
Founded by Bob Page in 1981, Replacements, Ltd. carries the world’s largest selection of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles. The company’s 500,000 square foot facilities house an inventory of nearly 14 million pieces from over 342,000 patterns. Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Replacements, Ltd. serves more than ten million customers worldwide.