Lutheran Homes & Health Services Proudly Wears Pink Gloves For Breast Cancer
For the 3rd year in a row, LHHS is making an important statement using pink exam gloves: A World without Breast Cancer is in Our Hands®. Not only does wearing these gloves increase awareness for breast cancer during National Breast Cancer Awareness month (October), but a portion of the sales of these gloves is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation® (NBCF) to help support mammograms, educational and essential services for underserved women.
According to the NBCF, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women and approximately one in every eight women will be diagnosed in their lifetime. Fortunately, these numbers have continued to decrease in recent years due to education and early detection, improvements in treatment options and better methods of screening.
“Early detection is critical to receive proper treatment, which is why we chose to wear these pink gloves. In addition, the pink glove phenomenon serves as a support system for all those affected by breast cancer," said Marcia Hellmer, Chief Health Services Officer. By wearing pink gloves, LHHS shows its support for extending both research and awareness efforts in order to eliminate this disease.