Making a difference: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is a special time to remember and a time to fight for a cure.

As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Neogen is proud to support the work of the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center by donating 10 percent of its proceeds from the sales of PolyPetite women’s gloves to the center. The center works to eliminate the morbidity and mortality of cancer through a comprehensive program of education, research, clinical care and community outreach.

The center recently applied for a National Cancer Institute cancer center designation, which would place it in the top set of cancer centers in the U.S., according to Markey’s website.

In 2012, it is estimated there will be more than 226,000 new cases of breast cancer in the U.S. and more than 39,000 deaths from the disease. In 2010, more than 1.6 million new cases of breast cancer occurred globally, according to Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

Proceeds from PolyPetite gloves were chosen because it is a veterinary glove designed specifically for women and because it is pink – the representative color for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For information on PolyPetite, click here.

For the Markey Cancer Center’s website, click here.

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