Allied Wire & Cable Continues Campaign in Support of National Breast Cancer Foundation



Check Presentation Marks a Milestone Moment for Company and Customers

Allied Wire & Cable celebrated a major milestone in its 30-plus-year history on March 2, 2018, when owners Tim and Dan Flynn delivered a $50,000 fundraising check to National Breast Cancer Foundation representatives who flew from outside Dallas, Texas, to company headquarters in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania state Senator Bob Mensch and several dozen Allied Wire & Cable team members, sporting special pink T-shirts promoting breast cancer awareness, joined in the ceremony.

Allied Wire & Cable earmarked a $5,000 donation for National Breast Cancer Foundation in fall 2017 in launching its "Allied Goes Pink" campaign and then made the choice to “stay pink” beyond Breast Cancer Awareness Month through its 12th annual Charity Week. The company raised a record-breaking Charity Week amount, $42,000, from December 11 to 15. During the check presentation, Dan Flynn pledged an additional $3,000 in support, bringing the total raised by Allied Wire & Cable to $50,000.

“I have to say one of the big thank-yous goes out … to the customers,”  said Tim Flynn, Allied Wire & Cable CEO, during the check presentation. “They got so behind this cause. It was amazing support they showed us by more than doubling what we’ve [raised during Allied Wire & Cable’s annual Charity Week] in the past.”

Senator Mensch received a Pink Ribbon Award for his Breast Density Notification Act, passed in November 2013. “[Dense breast] confuses the mammogram … so they [were] discounting the cancer” he said, conceding that his bill initially received pushback. “Oncologists, radiologists and surgeons all thank me for the legislation, for the difference that it’s made for diagnosing breast cancer.”

National Breast Cancer Foundation representatives Kara Causey and Danae Johnson presented Allied Wire & Cable an elegant glass award. “We’re proud to partner with a company like yours that has a lot of heart,” Johnson said. “You started in a basement, and … we started around a kitchen table. Our CEO [Janelle Hail] … started National Breast Cancer Foundation in 1991 with the mission of helping women now. It’s because of you today that we’re able to help women now.”



Allied Wire & Cable’s Allied Goes Pink Campaign Took Many Forms


Allied Wire & Cable gave our special pink T-shirts promoting breast cancer awareness in late fall 2017 to all customers and followers who shared why they’re “going pink” in a Facebook post. Additionally, the first 25 who commented received one of our Allied Goes Pink S’well Bottles.

Allied Wire & Cable has been owned and operated by a single family, the Flynn family, since 1988. Ours is a tight-knit organization, and our owners consider all our employees and customers to be part of the family. We wish we could say the Allied Wire & Cable family has been lucky enough to be free of breast cancer and other cancers over the past three decades, but sadly, this isn’t the case.

One of Allied Wire & Cable’s missions is to support local and national charities that advocate powerful causes such as breast cancer awareness. Allied Wire & Cable “went pink” on October 1, the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in support of National Breast Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to provide help to and inspire hope in those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. We kicked off our partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation with a $5,000 donation in fall 2017 and commitment to provide National Breast Cancer Foundation with continued support.





Our 12x9x5x1.5-inch reel, one of our most commonly used reel sizes, is now pink. This reel, which is nicknamed “Betty” and attracts the eye, is three times sturdier than its traditional counterpart. “The pink reels are stronger than our regular reels and will bend but not break,” Tim Flynn said. “They’re tough, just like a breast cancer survivor.”

A hundred Allied Wire & Cable team members donned specially made pink T-shirts and formed a breast cancer awareness ribbon at our Collegeville, Pennsylvania, headquarters on September 22, 2017. Some employees shared video testimonials, which have been posted on social media, on why they’re wearing pink breast cancer awareness shirts.


National Breast Cancer Foundation Logo

Breast Cancer Awareness and Other Cancers in Focus

Breast cancer is one of the top health crises women face in the United States and the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, according to National Breast Cancer Foundation. One in eight women are affected by breast cancer during her lifetime. About 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,000 die of this disease every year. Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, and one woman dies of breast cancer every 13 minutes, National Breast Cancer Foundation reports.

Although breast cancer is much rarer in men compared with women, 2,600 men are diagnosed with breast cancer and 440 die of this disease every year. Almost 3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States, according to National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Thirty-eight percent of women will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetimes, with 19 percent dying of any kind of cancer. Cancer strikes 42 percent of men, with 23 percent dying of some form of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.



Betty Reel


Rollout of Pink Reels Is Part of Allied’s Commitment to Charitable Causes


Breast cancer awareness has skyrocketed in the past decade, and throughout October, we’ve come to see pink everywhere, even in NFL stadiums across America. We at Allied Wire & Cable decided to help raise breast cancer awareness and support loved ones impacted by breast cancer with the goal of saving lives.

National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor Janelle Hail. At 34, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980. At the time of her diagnosis, scant information about the disease was available. After receiving treatment, Hail made it a mission to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection as well as increasing breast cancer awareness.

Allied Wire & Cable is proud to support National Breast Cancer Foundation. Our executives believe the pink reels our company ships from our locations throughout the United States to as far away as destinations around the globe will not only symbolize our company’s partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation but create heightened breast cancer awareness and support to help all those impacted by this disease.