Hyaluron Contract Manufacturing Dons Denim for a Cause

October 8, 2008
Employees participate in Lee National Denim Day®, one of the largest single-day fundraisers in the fight against breast cancer

(Burlington, MA) - Friday, October 3, 2008 wasn't any ordinary casual day at Hyaluron Contract Manufacturing (HCM) of Burlington, Massachusetts. The denim worn on this day was not worn for comfort but for an important cause. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That's a startling statistic. Since 1996, Lee National Denim Day® has raised more than $70 million for the fight against breast cancer ... $5 at a time. Did you ever think of how little $5.00 could actually buy? You could buy a coffee and a donut on your way to work, buy about 1.5 gallons of gas, buy a glossy magazine, or help support some of the nation's most groundbreaking breast cancer research.

On Lee National Denim Day®, the HCM team wore jeans and donated at least $5 to the Women's Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). They, along with Lee Jeans are bringing together world-class scientists to develop an early detection blood test and find less toxic, more effective treatments for breast cancer patients. Funds raised by HCM will support some of the most promising treatment and early detection research in the country.

Recently, HCM and several employees donated to one of their own employees who walked in the 3-day Boston Breast Cancer Walk. The pledge money raised by this fundraising event benefited the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs, as well as the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

About Hyaluron Contract Manufacturing

Hyaluron Contract Manufacturing aseptically fills liquid and lyophilized products into syringes, vials, and custom containers. In addition to traditional formulations, HCM excels in process development scale up of difficult formulations including: emulsions; viscous gels; suspensions, liposomes, and proteins. For additional information please visit: www.hyaluron.com.

For questions about EIF's Women's Cancer Programs and information about breast cancer, visit eifoundation.org or call 800-426-0010.

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