Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Think Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Have you noticed an influx people wearing pink ribbons, pink ribbon logos on many products on the supermarket shelves and pink themed marathons this month? Even the NFL guys were wearing pink gloves, shoes and socks during the Sunday afternoon NFL games! In case you still didn't know, October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sadly, everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer. I do. Whether it is a personal struggle, a family member’s journey or a close friend’s path toward survival, we all know someone. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is even closer to the forefront of our minds. I know there are many events going on supporting this cause, but have you heard of the Cyro-Cell Breast Cancer Donation?

I recently found out that Cryo-Cell International, Inc is partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore the potential utilization of menstrual stem cells to treat breast cancer. The partnership is underway to better understand the C’elle stem cells and their potential benefit for the treatment of breast cancer.

Why menstrual blood stem cells? Stem cells from menstrual blood are proven to be a rich source of stem cells. In fact, they are the subject of extensive, aggressive stem cell research and development, and industry experts anticipate that C’elle stem cells will be the next great frontier for diagnostic and regenerative medicine as well. According to the American Cancer Society, there are 2.5 million breast cancer patients and survivors today and an estimated one in eight women will be stricken with this disease at some point in her life.

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cryo-Cell is offering contributions to the Susan B. Komen Foundation. They will donate $50 for each purchase of the “Protect Baby, Protect Mom” service and $25 for each purchase of the “C’elle Menstrual Stem Cell” service. Isn't that great? Not only will you be taking care of your own well being, but you will be helping others by being a part as well as a contributor to cancer research development and help fight the battle against cancer worldwide! Head over to their website to learn more about the C'Elle Breats Cancer Donation as well as the services provided by Cryo-Cell International!


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