KNOXVILLE (Oct. 26, 2012) -- The Knox County Purchasing Division staff showed support for breast cancer research and awareness recently by holding a "Purchasing Goes Pink for Breast Cancer" day on Oct. 26, along with other members of the East Tennessee Purchasing Association (ETPA) and the Tennessee Association of Public Purchasing (TAPP).
During a recent ETPA/TAPP conference, Knox County Deputy Director of Purchasing Matt Meyers suggested that member departments across the state join together to show support for breast cancer survivors, as well as research and awareness of the disease.
Meyers says he was inspired to hold a "Purchasing Goes Pink for Breast Cancer" day because both his sister-in-law and stepmother are breast cancer survivors. He also knows a number of colleagues from other agencies' purchasing departments who are also breast cancer survivors.
While several other agencies participated today, in addition to Knox County Purchasing, Meyers says he hopes that "Purchasing Goes Pink for Breast Cancer" will go statewide next year.
For more information about breast cancer or breast cancer research and advocacy, visit KomenKnoxville.org.