September 16, 2013 - ReproTech, Ltd., a cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian/testicular tissue), sponsored a biking team in the Twin Cities PurpleRide to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN)
ReproTech's St. Paul, MN Site Director, Jill Olson, and her team, the Rockin Dolly Janes, whose members ride in memory of family members who lost their battles with pancreatic cancer, rode 25 miles and raised over $2500 this year. The PurpleRide Twin Cities surpassed its overall $400,000 goal this year, raising over $427,000.
ReproTech was recently a sponsor for the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation's Tee Off for Testicular Cancer National Golf Series event in Dallas, TX. The event helps to fund TCAF's education program which includes going into schools and teaching young men about the importance of monthly self exams along with providing grants to families in immediate need.
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 Mesquite/Dallas, Texas. Previous cancer fundraising events sponsored by ReproTech, Ltd. include various Susan G. Komen for the Cure events, LiveSTRONG events and other local events benefitting cancer survivors and research.
ReproTech, Ltd. was founded in 1990 for the purpose of providing long-term cryostorage services and now operates regional cryostorage centers in Florida, Minnesota, Nevada and Texas.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN) is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization raises money for direct private funding of research and advocates for more aggressive federal research funding of medical breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.