ReproTech also sponsored its Coconut Creek, FL office site director and family and friends, who participated in South Florida’s Race for the Cure on January 28 in West Palm Beach. An estimated 20,000 participated in the race, with donations surpassing $2 million. The city of West Palm Beach went all out, with the Royal Park Bridge and city lights all in pink to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Race for the Cure.
ReproTech regularly sponsors or contributes funds to cancer fundraising events in the areas where its employees and three regional facilities reside, Ft. Lauderdale/Coconut Creek, Florida; Minneapolis/
For the 140,000 American men and women under age 45 who are newly diagnosed with cancer each year, chemotherapy and other treatments can affect their reproductive system and fertility. There is often a small window of time for these men and women to preserve their fertility; therefore, access to cryopreservation services is extremely important. Both the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommend the education of oncology patients about the options available to preserve their fertility.
ReproTech, Ltd has organized the Fertility Preservation Network to educate oncology professionals and caretakers, as well as provide the much needed cryopreservation services for men and women. The network now includes members in 33 states and the Caribbean. Additionally, the work of fertileHOPE and LiveSTRONG has advanced the awareness of the need for Fertility Preservation among the oncology community.
About ReproTech, Ltd.
ReproTech. Ltd. was founded in 1990 for the purpose of providing long-term cryostorage services and now operates cryostorage facilities in Florida, Minnesota and Nevada. More information on ReproTech, Ltd is available at http://www.reprotech.com or 888-489-8944. Information specific to the Fertility Preservation Network and its members can be found at http://www.fertilitypreservation.com.
About Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world’s largest education and fundraising event for breast cancer. The Race for the Cure series of 5K runs and fitness walks raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Starting in 1983, the Race for the Cure has grown to a global series of more than 140 races with 1.6 million people participating on four continents. For additional information, and to find a race in your area, please visit http://ww5.komen.org/