During the month of October many took part in the Breast Cancer Awareness including local business Plexus. Plexus donated 800 Plexus Breast Chek Kits to the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community for their Breast Cancer Awareness initiative. On October 22, 2020 Plexus delivered the self-examination kits to the Salt River Clinic staff to provide for SRPMIC members.
Plexus makes products that help with weight management, gut health, nutrition, skin care and personal care. The company is located at the Pima Center in the northern part of the Pima Corridor.
Why make the donation? “Our building has been located on the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community’s land since 2015, so Plexus has long supported the local community,” said Plexus Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist Elizabeth Woods.
The kits are designed so women can easily perform monthly self-examinations to help detect changes in their breasts. In order to use, you place the product on your chest. The bottom layer will gently adhere to the skin and remain stable as the upper layer slides freely under the fingertips. The lubricant between the layers greatly reduces friction, resulting in a magnification of sensory touch, explained Woods.
This is not the first time Plexus has donated health products to the Community; earlier this year, they recognized the work of first responders during the coronavirus crisis.
“To ensure officers and staff at local police departments have access to nutritious meals during the pandemic, Plexus donated 180 bags of Lean Meal Replacement Shakes and 180 blender bottles to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Police Department,” said Woods. “Each bag contains 14 servings, making these donations equivalent to more than 2,500 meals.”
For more information about the products, visit the Plexus website at www.plexusworldwide.com.
“We are honored to support Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community and provide this donation of our legacy product, as we know early detection through routine self-examinations followed by a medical consultation can result in more treatment options and lives saved,” said Woods.