Streamlight Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance flashlights and weapon light/laser sighting devices, recently donated $107,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to achieve prevention of and a cure for breast cancer.
To date, Streamlight has donated nearly $336,000 to BCRF from sales proceeds of its "pink" flashlight products, designed to raise awareness of the disease. The company donates $5.00 from each sale of its recently introduced Pink Strion LED tactical light, as well as $1.00 from sales of pink versions of its Nano Light and 2AA ProPolymer flashlights.
"Breast cancer affects millions of women and their families, and Streamlight is proud to continue doing our part to help raise money for a cure," said Loring Grove, Streamlight's Global Brand Manager, and a breast cancer survivor.
The American Cancer Society estimates that this year, 226,870 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and 39,510 will die from the disease. Men also are affected, with 2,190 men expected to be diagnosed, and 410 to die from the disease in 2012.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, founded in 1993, is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and genetic research, as well as increasing public awareness about good breast health. A minimum of 85% of all funds raised goes to breast cancer research grants and awareness programs.