National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is turning 28 this month and the staff at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital is celebrating this anniversary in a special way – by wearing pink exam gloves.
“This is a great way for us to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection,” said Pat Brown, Chief Nursing Officer. “We are all in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the pink gloves are another way to show our support.”
In addition to raising awareness, the sales from pink gloves are helping provide free mammograms to women who cannot afford them. The gloves’ manufacturer, Medline Industries, Inc., contributes $1 for every case of its Generation Pink™ gloves purchased to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, accumulating over $1,000,000 towards free mammograms since 2004. The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is committed to spreading knowledge and fostering hope in the fight against breast cancer. NBCF inspires the courage needed to win this monumental battle.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Over 2.6 million breast cancer survivors are living in the U.S. today. Breast cancer has many risk factors, including age, genetics, obesity, and family history. Women who maintain healthy lifestyles and have regular screenings may be less likely to get breast cancer.
Medline is also the sponsor of the Pink Glove Dance video that went viral on YouTube with more than 13 million views to date and has inspired hundreds of pink glove dance videos from around the world. In an effort to continue building awareness, Medline this year is sponsoring a national competition for the best pink glove dance video. For more information on the Pink Glove Dance competition, visit www.pinkglovedance.com.
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, through their support of Generation Pink™ gloves, shows its commitment to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition, SGMH’s Diagnostic Imaging Department is offering low-cost Mammograms to patients throughout the month of October. For more information, visit www.sgmh.org, or call 951-769-2142.
About Generation Pink Gloves
The Generation Pink exam glove line from Medline includes a vinyl glove, a nitrile glove and the new Pink Pearl (nitrile glove with aloe). Medline is the leading provider of exam gloves in the U.S., including a complete line of latex and latex-free products featuring patented 3G and aloe technologies. For more information on the gloves, visit www.medline.com/gloves.
About San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
At San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, our mission is to provide safe, high quality, personalized healthcare services. A 71-bed facility located in the San Gorgonio Pass, we were established in 1951 as a living memorial to our country’s World War I and II Veterans. Now in our 62nd year, San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital provides excellent care for our community as we continue to grow along with the Pass region.
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital is supported in part by the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for the Hospital, and by the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Hospital’s volunteer organization. The Auxiliary runs the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, at 3453 West Ramsey Street in Banning.
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital is located at 600 North Highland Springs Avenue in Banning. For more information about the hospital and its services, call 951-845-1121 or visit http://www.sgmh.org.