CHICAGO — MB Real Estate helped to spread breast cancer awareness in Chicago again this year. Throughout the month of October, the Chicago-based commercial real estate firm illuminated its headquarter office building, 181 W. Madison in Chicago, with pink lights.
The firm will also had pink hand towels in restrooms at several of its downtown office properties in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. MB Real Estate teamed up with Think Pink Paper to make a donation for each case of pink hand towels ordered with proceeds going to organizations such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and The American Cancer Society.
“Lights and hand towels, while ordinary in and of themselves, represent our company’s support for the millions of breast cancer survivors in the country as well as the memory of those who lost their battle,” said Kevin Purcell, COO for MB Real Estate. “We are proud to participate in the various Pink programs again this year.”
According to the American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates, in 2013, approximately 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among US women as well as an estimated 64,640 additional cases of in situ breast cancer. Additionally, an estimated 39,620 US women are expected to die from breast cancer this year. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women. Currently, there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
The pink hand towels are just one of many initiatives that MB Real Estate has implemented to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition, the company’s employees donated five dollars for Lee National Denim Day on Friday, October 4, 2012. Each employee that made a donation had the opportunity to wear jeans to work for the day.
About MB Real Estate Inc.
Founded in 1982, MB Real Estate is a full-service real estate organization that provides multifaceted expertise in Asset/Facilities Management; Leasing Services; Corporate Services/Tenant Advisory; Investment Services; and Project/Development Services. Headquartered in Chicago, with a regional office in New York City, MB Real Estate provides these services to corporations, institutions, professional organizations, private investors, and non-profit agencies. For more information, please visit www.mbres.com.