May 14, 2012 - ReproTech, Ltd., a cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian and testicular tissue), was proud to sponsor the 20th Annual Minnesota Twin Cities Race for the Cure 5K in Bloomington, MN on Mother's Day, May 13.
ReproTech's St. Paul Site Director, Jill Olson, and family and friends participated in the event that brought an estimated 40,000 attendees out to raise funds for breast cancer research.
Earlier in 2012, ReproTech sponsored employee teams in the Savannah, GA and South Florida Race for the Cure events. ReproTech regularly sponsors or contributes funds to cancer fundraising events in the areas where its employees and three regional facilities reside, Ft. Lauderdale/Coconut Creek, Florida; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; and Reno, Nevada. Previous cancer fundraising events sponsored by ReproTech, Ltd. include various Race for the Cure and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN) events, Lance Armstrong Foundation events and other local events benefitting cancer survivors and research.
For the 140,000 American men and women under age 45 who are newly diagnosed with cancer each year, chemotherapy and other treatments can affect their reproductive system and fertility. There is often a small window of time for these men and women to preserve their fertility; therefore, access to cryopreservation services is extremely important. Both the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommend the education of oncology patients about the options available to preserve their fertility.
ReproTech, Ltd has organized the Fertility Preservation Network to educate oncology professionals and caretakers, as well as provide the much needed cryopreservation services for men and women. The network now includes members in 33 states and the Caribbean. Additionally, the work of fertileHOPE and 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 facilities in Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, and opening Summer 2012 in Dallas, Texas.
About Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world's largest education and fundraising event for breast cancer. The Race for the Cure series of 5K runs and fitness walks raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Starting in 1983, the Race for the Cure has grown to a global series of more than 140 races with 1.6 million people participating on four continents.