October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a time we at Elliott Roofing hold near and dear to our hearts. We know all too well the effects breast cancer can have on people’s lives, from our blood relatives to our work family. Jonie, one of our longest-tenured employees, is a breast cancer survivor.
Jonie has been with Elliott for 11 years and is one grandchild away from being able to field an entire baseball team. She may be small, but she’s not afraid to lay down the law – keeping us in line when we’d rather be practicing our backflips off of our truck tailgates. Working in administration, Jonie makes sure we’re fine-tuned and focused.
Fortunately, Jonie’s story is one with a happy ending, which gives her the opportunity every October to reflect on her five-year journey with breast cancer.
“When I was diagnosed, my family, my work family and my faith kept me going,” Jonie said. “It’s nice to know that other people are thinking about not only you, but people who are struggling with the disease right now.”
Owners Matt and Holly Case also have been affected by breast cancer in their personal lives. Matt’s grandmother succumbed to breast cancer in 1984, and his aunts are survivors. Holly’s sister-in-law died from the disease in 2002. The void left by those we’ve lost constantly reminds us to count our blessings and remain thankful for the ones who are still with us.
To honor Jonie, our families and others who’ve felt the impact of breast cancer firsthand, Elliott Roofing will be donating $100 of each reroof contract we sign in October to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. We believe in the value of giving back, especially when we have the opportunity to support a worthy cause that helps those closest to us. It is a joy and privilege for us to help in any way we can!
If you’d like to show your support for breast cancer awareness, visit this page to learn more.