St. Paul, MN, December 03, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- ReproTech, Ltd., a cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian/testicular tissue), was proud to sponsor local staff in multiple 2014 cancer research fundraisers.
ReproTech, Ltd. sponsored its Reno, NV staff and team to participate in the annual Moms on the Run event in May. While the RTL Texas staff and team took part in the Dallas Purple Stride pancreatic cancer walk, helping raise funds and awareness. In addition, ReproTech Minnesota Site Director Jill Olson and her team, Bosom Buddies raised over $1,150 at the ReMax Results Breast Cancer Ride. Director Jill Olson also participated with her RTL sponsored team in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
In all, the ReproTech sponsored teams help raise thousands of dollars for cancer awareness and research in 2014.
ReproTech regularly sponsors or contributes funds to cancer fundraising events in the areas where its employees and four regional facilities reside, Ft. Lauderdale/Coconut Creek, Florida; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, Reno, Nevada; and Dallas/Mesquite, Texas.
According to the American Cancer Society, 140,000 American men and women under the age of 45 are newly diagnosed with cancer each year. Also, according to the American Association for Cancer Research, while the United States had an estimated 3 million survivors in 1971, that estimate is expected to reach about 14.5 million in 2014, with nearly 380,000 having been diagnosed as children or adolescents. Once diagnosed, there is a small window of time for patients to preserve their fertility; therefore, access to cryopreservation services is extremely important. ReproTech, Ltd. has organized its Fertility Preservation Network to educate oncology professionals and caretakers, as well as provide much needed cryopreservation services. The network now includes members in 36 states and the Caribbean. Additionally, the work of FertileHope with 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 operates cryostorage centers in Florida, Minnesota, Nevada and Texas. More information on ReproTech, Ltd. is available at www.reprotech.com or 888-489-8944. Information specific to the Fertility Preservation Network and its members can be found at www.fertilitypreservation.com.