How Pink Gloves Can Save a Life

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In advance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)—which takes place in October—Bright Medical, a national medical supply company located in Philadelphia, has added discounted pink gloves to its extensive product line.

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For every package of pink gloves that you purchase, both Bright Medical and Medline donate a portion of the proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

In response to the growing demand for pink products, Bright Medical of Philadelphia now carries three different varieties of pink surgical gloves by Medline: Generation Pink Pearl®, Generation Pink®, and Generation Pink 3G. Not only are these gloves practical, they are economical; each box contains twice the usual amount of gloves, which saves you money and helps reduce waste.

Both types of pink nitrite® disposable gloves—Generation Pink Pearl® and Generation Pink®--have superior chemical resistance and barrier protection. Generation Pink Pearl® gloves combine the extra protection of nitrile with the soothing comfort of an organic aloe lining. At the same time, their glamorous pink sheen evokes the beauty of pink pearls.

Generation Pink® gloves are extra-sensitive powder-free and latex-free nitrile exam gloves that deliver proven protection from the toughest of health care situations. Their delicate pink tone adds a touch of brightness to these challenging health care scenarios.
And, finally, Medline’s Generation Pink 3G synthetic medical gloves, made of a patented latex-free vinyl, are perfect for those who prefer a more traditionally-textured glove.
As we all know, surgical gloves are crucial to sound medical practice. Patients, caregivers, and medical personnel all require—and deserve—the right protection. In a very literal sense, surgical gloves save lives.

Pink surgical gloves save lives in another sense, as well: they promote the cause of breast cancer awareness. Indeed, ‘going pink’ is a great way to show your support—both monetarily and symbolically—for this cause. For every package of pink gloves that you purchase, both BrightMedical.com and Medline donate a portion of the proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

The mission of the National Breast Cancer Foundation is to promote the early detection of breast cancer by providing mammograms for those in need. It also strives to increase awareness of breast cancer by providing education, diagnostic services, and support services to those who need it. Your purchase of pink gloves helps to achieve these goals—and to fund research on the causes, prevention, treatment, and cure of breast cancer.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca), a maker of anti-breast cancer drugs. Today, during the month of October, several well-known fundraising events take place: the National Race for the Cure, the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure, walks sponsored by various breast cancer research institutes, and an annual Ride to Empower bike ride. Many companies—Bright Medical and Medline included—see NBCAM as a catalyst for heightened consumer involvement in the war against breast cancer.

In a symbolic sense, wearing pink gloves is an important gesture of solidarity for consumers. When you do so, you are joining the many individuals and companies who don pink every October to show their support for breast cancer awareness and research. Ever since the day in 1991 when the Susan G. Komen Foundation handed out pink ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors, pink has symbolized hope for women and breast cancer. In 1993, Evelyn Lauder of the Estee Lauder Companies founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, making the pink ribbon its symbol. Today, more than a dozen world- famous landmarks—including the Empire State Building, the Tokyo Tower, and Constantine’s Arch in Rome, to name a few—bathe themselves in pink light during the month of October.

Symbolism aside, pink gloves are a welcome addition to the world of medical supplies, lending prettiness and fun to everyday tasks. So are the other pink products that Bright Medical carries. The popularity of Bright Medical’s latex-free face masks—with their pink breast cancer logo—and its pink ‘ComfortEase’ polyester-and-cotton scrubs attests to the fact that pink, today, is not just for little girls, but for everyone.

Similarly, pink—like the battle against breast cancer—is not just for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s for every day of the year.
So, think pink—and BrightMedical.com— the next time you buy disposable gloves. And think about the difference you can make in fighting breast cancer. Save a LIFE !

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