BIOTONE supports Council of Community Clinics in fight against breast cancer
SAN DIEGO–BIOTONE has announced a donation of $5,000 to the Council of Community Clinics (CCC) to help fund diagnostics for breast cancer. The donation marks BIOTONE’s second contribution to the San Diego, California-based private nonprofit organization over the past two years to help in its fight against breast cancer.
The CCC provides centralized support services to 16 member community clinic and health center organizations operating nearly 100 sites in San Diego, Imperial and Riverside Counties in California. The CCC Community Clinic Breast Cancer Coordination Project aims to improve breast care to 7,000 low-income, ethnically-diverse, uninsured and underinsured community clinic patients throughout the three counties. Care coordinators work with patients to assure they access breast care services, complete all needed follow-up appointments, get linked with specialists and get their questions answered about treatment requirements.
BIOTONE’s donation will fund mammograms, biopsies and ultrasounds for women who cannot otherwise afford these services in an effort to detect the disease early to improve their health outcomes.
“BIOTONE is a valued partner in our continued effort to provide breast cancer screening services for the women who visit our member clinics,” Gary Rotto, CCC director of health policy. “Screening is the first line of defense in combatting this deadly disease. BIOTONE’s financial support helps us continue to provide clients with this much needed service.”
“CCC is providing an invaluable service to thousands of women who might otherwise not have access to important breast care services,” said Jean Shea, BIOTONE president. “We are very pleased to support the organization in this effort. It’s just one of the ways we continue to support National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Over the years, we have funded critical research on the benefits of massage therapy to boost the immune functionality of women with breast cancer and raised money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure through special promotions. We will continue to join with the thousands of other companies and individuals working to fight breast cancer.”
BIOTONE, headquartered in San Diego, California, is the leading manufacturer of quality massage oils, cremes, lotions and gels as well as spa body and face and foot treatment products. Founded in 1980, BIOTONE is an independently owned business. The company sells its products in the U.S. and internationally. For more information on BIOTONE, visit www.biotone.com or call (800) 445-6457.