Benchmark Pink Stretch Film – Contributing to Breast Cancer Research
[Update 2018 – $500,000 has been donated to Breast Cancer Research from Atlantic’s Pink Stretch Film Program since 2009.]
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer besides skin cancer among American women, according to BreastCancer.org. In 2015, it’s estimated that just under 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers.
This is an alarming statistic and highlights the urgent need for research into treatments and, ultimately, a cure for this disease that affects approximately 1 in 8 U.S. women. So many of us have close friends or family members who are being treated, have survived, or who have tragically lost their lives to breast cancer.
In light of this reality and in an attempt to help make a difference in the race to cure breast cancer, Atlantic developed our Pink Stretch Film Program where we contribute $1.00 per case or $15.00 per pallet for bulk purchase of our Benchmark EZ stretch film to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the leading research centers in America.
Atlantic launched our “Pink Stretch Film Program” in 2009 and, with the help of our customers, we’ve been able to contribute over $300,000 since then. Just this year alone (2015) we contributed nearly $60,000 to this cause.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we honor this month by reaching out to our participating customers to tell them how much was contributed in their company’s name as a result of their purchase of Pink Stretch Film this year.
Thank you to our customers for taking part in this program and to the amazing researchers at UNC Lineberger for all the work you’re doing to investigate and improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer.