Giving Back

PEC lineworkers wear pink hard hats for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hear from staff on what it means to them

For the second consecutive year, PEC lineworkers will be wearing pink hard hats during October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month — to show their support for those whose lives have been touched by the disease.

“This initiative was started by a handful of PEC linemen in the districts,” PEC Regional Operations Director Jerold Terry said, “and has now expanded into a cooperative-wide effort. Many have family or friends who have been affected. Some have been wearing their pink hard hats all year long.”

PEC employees have shown their support in other ways as well. Last year, they gave more than $4,300 to cancer-related organizations through the PEC United Charities program. More than $1,750 went to breast cancer research alone.

What it means to PEC survivors

“I have been breast cancer-free for almost four years, and it makes me proud to see all of the pink hard hats supporting gals like me. Thanks, PEC.”

Belinda Arellano
PEC Member Services Field Technician, Liberty Hill

“I’m proud that our linemen are not afraid to ‘fight like girls’ to support the cause. They’re providing hope, strength, and support for those affected by breast cancer.”

Charlie Peeples
PEC Member Services Agent, Bertram