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Breast Cancer Awareness

Tammy Allert and Samantha Vasquez

"The goal of Breast Cancer Awareness month is to accelerate awareness, increase funds for research, and support those affected."

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. For Bay Alarm’s Tammy Allert, Consolidated Data Entry Manager, this became an unfortunate reality in early 2018. While working at Bay Alarm, Tammy was diagnosed with metastasized breast cancer, meaning the cancer was so advanced it had spread to other parts of her body.

For that year of Tammy’s life, where she felt like she was walking around in a fog, Tammy’s husband provided unwavering support. They stood side by-side as he shaved her head and spent nights looking for new hats online. After surgery, chemo, and radiation, which for a while left her wheelchair bound, Tammy is now in remission and has another year and a half until she can officially be “cancer free.”

Samantha Vasquez, our Orange County Office Manager, knows all too well how breast cancer affects families and loved ones. Her two aunts and her grandmother had the disease. As someone who has lost family to breast cancer, Samantha has been the support system others needed by making meals, cleaning the house, and donating her own hair multiple times. Her dedication to the cause is apparent in her willingness to share their stories and the pink ribbon she keeps in her work signature.

Both Tammy and Samantha stress the importance of breast cancer screenings. Tammy had missed her exam the year prior and could have caught her cancer much sooner had she been checked annually. Samantha wishes the technology was there for her grandmother, who passed away from the disease.

The goal of Breast Cancer Awareness month is to accelerate awareness, increase funds for research, and support those affected. Bay Alarm is donating to honor our extended Bay Alarm family, including Tammy Allert and Samantha’s Grandmother Gloria and Aunts, Joanne and Brandie. Please use our resources below to find out more about early detection and make a donation of your own.

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