Proceeds Directly Benefit the National Breast Cancer Coalition
GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC, a leader in supplemental educational resources for Pre-K-grade 8, announced that in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it will donate 10% of its online proceeds to fund breast cancer research and initiatives. Carson-Dellosa was also pleased to announce that it will be partnering with the National Breast Cancer Coalition, a prestigious grassroots advocacy organization that aims to improve public policies around breast cancer, to advance the research and advocacy of developing a cure for the disease.
"Carson-Dellosa recognizes the thousands of educators and their loved ones that are affected by breast cancer, and we are incredibly proud that we can help support both the awareness and research driving to find a cure," said Judy Harris, CEO of Carson-Dellosa Publishing. "Over 230,000 women in the United States are treated for breast cancer each year, and we want to do our part. As a provider of education materials for women and other educators across the country, we're honored we can make a modest difference in contributing to combat this disease. We highly encourage our customers and those with whom we do business to become actively involved in this imperative fight against breast cancer."
"We're delighted that Carson-Dellosa has chosen to support our mission to bring back a sense of urgency that's missing in breast cancer," said Fran Visco, President, National Breast Cancer Coalition.
According to the American Cancer Society, there are approx. 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in women each year. Second only to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, with the chance of a woman developing invasive breast cancer some time during her life at approx. 1 in 8.
About National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) organization is a partnership of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to screening services. To learn more about NBCAM, visit www.nbcam.org.
About National Breast Cancer Coalition
The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is dedicated to ending breast cancer by 2020 through the power of grassroots action and advocacy. NBCC increases funding for breast cancer research, monitors how those funds are spent, expands access to quality health care for all, and ensures that trained advocates influence all decision making that impacts breast cancer. Learn more and take action by joining NBCC at www.BreastCancerDeadline2020.org.
About Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC
Carson-Dellosa is a leading creator and publisher of innovative and award-winning Pre-K through Grade 8 educational media. We have been making learning fun for more than 35 years. We provide teachers and parents from around the world with innovative solutions for their 21st century students. Our books, decoratives, games and manipulatives brighten the classroom, inspire students and are the leading choice of teachers and parents. The company's respected brands include: American Education Publishing, Spectrum, Summer Bridge Activities™, Frank Schaffer, Brighter Child®, Key Education, Judy Instructo®, Mark Twain, and High Reach Learning®. Visit Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC at www.carsondellosa.com.
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