Westmont, IL, December 2, 2015 – The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation located in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $10,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago. This grant will go toward the support of programs that promote awareness, prevention, detection, and treatment options for patients, their families and medical professionals, and information for newly diagnosed patients to help make informed treatment decisions.
“These funds will be used to educate men about prostate cancer through the various PCFC programs, including our Patient Support Group, Community and Workplace Wellness Presentations, and free prostate cancer screening events,” said Michelle Braccioforte, Director of Research and Education, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago. “Each year, approximately 250,000 men nationwide are diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. In fact, during the last 20 years, the U.S. has seen a six-fold increase in men under the age of 60 receiving a diagnosis of aggressive, life-threatening prostate cancer. We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity.”
This donation was recommended by Joe Schneider, Market Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s, Downers Grove location. Grainger has been a part of the Downers Grove business community for more than 27 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products. “We are proud to recommend the programs offered by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago,” said Schneider. “We understand the need for greater awareness and detection of prostate cancer by men of all ages.”
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of care and quality of life by funding patient support programs, clinical research, as well as professional and public education. Its goal is to further promote public awareness, cancer prevention, detection, and treatment options to prostate cancer patients, their families, and medical professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. This philanthropic organization works hand-in-hand with the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center, which is the only freestanding, full-service medical facility in the world that is solely dedicated to minimally invasive prostate cancer treatments.
For further information about Grainger contact: Joe Micucci, Director of Media Relations at Joseph.Micucci@grainger.com
For further information about Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago contact: Jennifer McCartney, Administrative Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
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