Why City of Hope?

Marti Morenings

As I’ve said in my earlier blogs, I have toured City of Hope and it is amazing that within the park-like campus just northeast of Los Angeles, resides one of the most advanced biomedical research institutions in the world.   Renowned for transforming elusive clues into scientific discoveries, City of Hope brings groundbreaking research and compassionate care under one roof, as it has for almost 100 years.   

Here are some interesting facts about City of Hope:

—–City of Hope researchers participate in approximately 800 collaborative studies with other top institutions around the world, working together to accelerate potentially lifesaving medical advances.

—–City of Hope is a national leader in using genetic screening to empower women to take their health into their own hands. Its program alerts women if genetic factors raise their risk for breast, ovarian and other cancers and counsels them about options to prevent these diseases.

—–Numerous lifesaving drugs are based on research pioneered by City ofHope scientists. These include two of the leading anticancer drugs, Herceptin for breast cancer and Rituxan for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, as well as Avastin for colorectal cancer.

—–City of Hope researchers aim to make sure that women’s lives after cancer are whole and healthy. These scientists explore ways to reduce long-term side effects, fend off recurrences and lessen the challenges that survivors can face.

—–Research led by Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., now a senior scientist at City ofHope, broke new ground by establishing that regular long-term exercise reduces the risk of breast cancer, the most common of women’s cancers.

—–Grape seed extract could help defeat cancer in two ways, according to studies at City of Hope, by blocking the action of a protein that helps cancer grow and spread, and  suppressing another protein linked to most breast cancers.

—–City of Hope scientists found that a cinnamon extract interferes with a protein that helps tumors establish a blood supply — potentially choking the life out of cancer.

—–In City of Hope labs, blueberry extract showed promise in fighting a particularly aggressive and difficult-to-treat type of breast cancer.

—–City of Hope investigations show that mushroom extract may slow the growth of breast tumors and lowers the level of a hormone linked to prostate cancer. Another study tests medicine derived from shiitake mushrooms that could help fight lung cancer.

—–Recent City of  Hope research revealed that chemicals in the pomegranate may help fight breast cancer, colon cancer, and diabetes.

—–City of Hope focuses on speeding up the process that turns scientific discoveries into new and better treatments — and potential cures. Researchers look at cancer on a molecular level to understand how it works and how to beat it.

So please join our fight against breast cancer by helping us raise research funds for City of Hope.  Spa Professionals across the US are now wearing Pink Gloves and are promoting the “Ask Me Why I’m Wearing Pink Gloves” campaign.  For every box of Pink Gloves we are able to sell, $1.00 will be donated to City of Hope. 

Here is how you can make a difference, with just two simple steps!

1) Substitute our Pink Gloves for your standard white vinyl gloves and wear them in your spa.  You can order your Pink Gloves for professional use by calling 800-558-5571 or by visiting www.universalcompanies.com   


2) Display our free “Ask Me Why We’re Wearing Pink Gloves” marketing material in your spa or on your website, and talk to your clients about the many uses of pink vinyl gloves at home such as cleaning the grill, washing the dog, chopping garlic, or working in the garden wearing Pink Gloves?  Encourage them to purchase their own box of gloves from www.thepinkglove.com

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