Griffin Capital Company Goes Pink… in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
El Segundo, Calif. (October 18, 2017) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, in recognition, Griffin Capital Company, LLC (“Griffin Capital”) is ‘going pink’ all month long and pledging to support the Stand Up To Cancer initiative.
“In 2017 alone, more than 250,000 cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women – one in eight will be diagnosed with breast cancer within her lifetime,” said Kevin Shields, Chairman and CEO, Griffin Capital. “We hope to increase the number of survivors by supporting Stand Up To Cancer, a groundbreaking movement that, in less than a decade, has generated pledges of nearly $500 million and is accelerating innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.”
Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women, and the employees of Griffin Capital are raising awareness and supporting Stand Up To Cancer in a variety of ways, including casual pink Fridays, running challenges, office decorating contests and a Flash Match in which Griffin Capital will match the donations offered by its employees. Griffin Capital will also be sending out weekly emails to educate employees about breast cancer.
Griffin Capital’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign occurs as part of the Griffin Charitable Initiative, an expansion of Griffin Capital’s longstanding commitment to give back to the communities in which its employees live and work, as well as a call-to-action to Griffin Capital employees to expand their charitable involvement. “We are proud to support cancer research and in particular Stand Up To Cancer as a key part of the Griffin Charitable Initiative,” said David Rupert, President, Griffin Capital. “This terrible disease has personally impacted so many of our 180 employees’ families across the country, and we are proud to dedicate our time and money to fund cancer research and help find a cure.”
To support Stand Up To Cancer, please visit standuptocancer.org/
About Griffin Capital Company, LLC
Griffin Capital Company, LLC (“Griffin Capital”) is a leading alternative investment asset manager with approximately $9.6 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2017. Founded in 1995, the privately held firm is led by a seasoned team of senior executives with more than two decades of investment and real estate experience and who collectively have executed more than 650 transactions valued at over $22 billion.
The firm manages, sponsors or co-sponsors a suite of carefully curated, institutional quality investment solutions distributed by Griffin Capital Securities, LLC to retail investors through a community of partners, including independent and insurance broker-dealers, wirehouses, registered investment advisory firms and the financial advisors who work with these enterprises.
Additional information is available at www.griffincapital.com.