Calhoun, Ga.—Despite the postponement of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day series to 2021, Mohawk said it will continue to double down on its commitment to the organization in its fight against breast cancer and engage with the 3-Day community virtually this year.
“In what has surely been a challenging year, Mohawk is especially proud to be a partner in the fight for nearly two decades,” said Laura Bartley, Mohawk’s senior director of communications and events. “We believe that, through partnership and community, we can give thousands of people who are diagnosed with cancer each year a fighting chance. We believe in supporting the communities where we live, work and play, and joining Susan G. Komen allows us to truly scale our impact to the national, regional and local levels.”
Mohawk said it is proud to partner with Susan G. Komen to help find a cure for the 19th year in a row. Since 2001, Mohawk has contributed more than $6.3 million to Susan G. Komen through corporate donation programs that ultimately serve millions of people touched by breast cancer in more than 30 countries through research, treatment assistance, helplines and a variety of other lifesaving and life-impacting resources.
Whenever a consumer chooses residential SmartCushion or a designer specifies eligible commercial flooring products, their selection unites them in solidarity with Mohawk and Susan G. Komen’s ongoing fight, the company said.
Proceeds from the sales of these items help the nonprofit organization carry out its mission, which among other things, provides 347 people with a free breast cancer screening and 24 people with treatment assistance every single day. Corporate partnerships including Mohawk’s Decorate for the Cure and Specify for a Cure help save lives, the company said, by meeting the most critical needs in communities nationwide through investments in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
Support of the Komen 3-Day series has its roots in 2015, when Mohawk first became involved with the Philadelphia walk and provided 800 pieces of SmartCushion to place under the sleeping bags of fatigued walkers and crew. To date, Mohawk has donated, taken back and recycled more than 20,000 pieces of SmartCushion. Additionally, the Mohawk team has covered more than 1,000 of the miles traveled by 3-Day participants. This is best represented by the company’s signature “Mohawk Mile” pink carpet runner that spans 1,795,200 square yards, or the equivalent to more than 370 acres of SmartCushion.