Breast Cancer Research foundation receives a donation of $100,000 from Streamlight
Published on 29 June 2010
Streamlight® raised the funds from sales of its “pink” flashlight products.
Streamlight® Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance flashlights, donated $100,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer. The company raised the funds through proceeds from sales of its “pink” flashlight products, designed to raise awareness of the disease.
"Streamlight is proud to do its part to help BCRF fund major clinical research to help treat as well as find a cure for this disease,” said Loring Grove, Streamlight's Director of Marketing, and a breast cancer survivor. “Our support also helps BCRF increase public awareness about ways to prevent this disease.”
Streamlight introduced its Pink Nano Light® light in 2009, a tiny keychain light which includes a key fob with the Pink Breast Cancer Ribbon symbol, and recently began offering a pink version of its 2AA ProPolymer® flashlight. The company is donating $1 from every sale of the lights to BCRF. To date, Streamlight has sold over 100,000 of the pink nano lights.
The American Cancer Society reported that, among women, there were 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,170 deaths from the disease in 2009. The disease also affects men, with about 1,910 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed and 410 deaths from the disease during the same period.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, founded in 1993, is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and genetic research as well as increasing public awareness about good breast health. A minimum of 85% of all funds raised goes to breast cancer research grants and awareness programs.
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