MERCY MEDICAL CENTER SHOWS SUPPORT FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AND NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION WITH GENERATION PINK™ GLOVES

Oct 20, 2009

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER SHOWS SUPPORT FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AND NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION WITH GENERATION PINK™ GLOVES

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Canton, Ohio: During the month of October, Mercy Medical Center will lend a pink covered hand to raising awareness and fighting breast cancer by wearing Medline Industries, Inc.’s new Generation Pink Exam Glove. Medline will donate $1.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for each case of gloves purchased during the month, which is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.



“We are helping raise awareness for breast cancer prevention,” said Karen Coughlin, Administrative Director of Cancer Services. “The educational outreach on this pressing issue is as important as raising money for the cause.” Brian Conklin, Director of Materials Management first suggested the initiative, which was readily embraced by employees throughout the Medical Center. Clinical caregivers will don pink gloves during the month of October and until supplies run out to increase awareness and show support for their patients battling breast cancer.



Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women and takes the lives of approximately 40,000 women annually. Breast cancer has many risk factors, including age, genetics, obesity, and family history. Women who exercise regularly, maintain healthy diets, and have regular visits with their doctors may be less likely to get breast cancer.



The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is committed to spreading knowledge and fostering hope in the fight against breast cancer. By funding free mammograms for women who could otherwise not afford them and supporting research programs in leading facilities across the country, NBCF helps inspire the courage needed to win this monumental battle.



About Generation Pink

The new Generation Pink exam glove features Medline’s patented third generation technology, an advanced polymer formulation that offers outstanding sensitivity with a unique softness and flexibility. 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.



About Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center, a nonprofit corporation of the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 550 physicians on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community, including the provision of care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, see www.cantonmercy.com.



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