Hapman Participates for Fifth Consecutive Year at Race for the Cure® and Sponsors Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Kalamazoo, Mich. – Hapman, a global manufacturer of standard and custom bulk material handling equipment and systems, reaches out to the community in support of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 17th, 2015 for the fifth consecutive year. “The Race for the Cure is an important event for Hapman because cancer has touched everyone’s lives in some way. Each year our team has continued to grow, and last year we had 50 people walking on behalf of Hapman. Our employees, along with their family and friends come together and support one another and the goal of finding a cure. I feel this shows that Hapman and all the other companies under KMC Global are more than just co-workers; we are a family. It also shows how much we as a company support our community”, states Kim Wood, Hapman Race for the Cure Team Captain.

The fight to find a cure for breast cancer remains urgent. Statistics from breastcancer.org show 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer sometime in their lives. In 2014, it was expected that roughly 40,000 women would die of breast cancer, and 85% of women who have breast cancer say it does not run in their family (www.breastcancer.org). Hapman aims to have one of the largest, if not the largest team at the race this year in support of all of those who have or known someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Another way Hapman supports breast cancer awareness is by sponsoring the breast cancer campaign on radio station WAKV-AM out of Plainwell, Michigan. Jody West, the campaign representative encourages women to get tested for breast cancer, stating, “Early detection is the key”.

For more information on breast cancer, and ways to get tested, go to: www.breastcancer.org