“This is the 4th year we do this, and look forward to doing this every year in order to display the importance of early detection” Stated LPES Captain Tarcisio Nunes. ”This is part of our ongoing commitment to promote healthy living in the community we serve.”
Every October businesses and charities use the color Pink to increase awareness about breast cancer and to promote raising funds to research a cure for the disease. LPES has joined the cause and encourages the community to do the same. The Pink Gloves are from Medline. Medline is donating a portion of the proceeds from each sale of the Generation Pink® gloves, and other Medline pink branded products, to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Since 2005, Medline has committed more than $1.2 million to the NBCF to help fund mammograms for individuals who cannot afford them as well as other educational and prevention resources.
Please visit www.cancer.org for more information about self examining for early detection and to learn more.