In October 2021, Lucas Oil Center held its annual breast cancer awareness give back. The business dedicates a Saturday in October each year to hold a give back fundraiser in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For this event, 20% of the day’s proceeds from the east side and west side service locations, along with the east side car wash are donated back to a local family battling Breast Cancer.
The 2021 fundraiser recipient was Carter Smith of Evansville. Carter was diagnosed with Stage 2 HER2+ positive breast cancer in December of 2020. She is a nurse at St. Vincent and is a single mother of 2 wonderful children.
You can see Carter’s full story on the video below.
It was a beautiful day for a give back event and the employees at the lube and car wash were very excited to be a part of this event to raise money. Sign Gypsies Evansville came out and put up a beautiful sign in the front of the east side location.
East side Lucas Oil Center crew, October 2021.
East side car wash crew, October 2021.
The crew at both locations looked great in their hot pink shirts that were specially made to commemorate the 2021 event.
Crew member wearing a Breast Cancer Awareness Give Back shirt.
West side Lucas Oil Center crew, October 2021.
It is always amazing to see the level of support from the community during our breast cancer awareness event. And this year was no exception. Lucas Oil Center was able to provide Carter a check for $2,700.00 to help her and her family with expenses and medical bills associated with her fight with breast cancer.
Check presentation to give back recipient Carter Smith (left) with Operations Manager April Maxey (right).
According to the American Cancer Society, Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, except for skin cancers. It is about 30% (or 1 in 3) of all new female cancers each year. Overall, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 13%. This means there is a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer. In recent years, incidence rates have increased by 0.5% per year.
That’s why it is so important to be involved in awareness and to help those who experience breast cancer. Lucas Oil Center is always committed to taking care of the people in the communities we are in. Not just in times of need, but every day.