JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PSS World Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:PSSI) is delivering the Breast Cancer Awareness message nationwide to support detection, diagnosis and treatment of a disease that will affect one in eight American women during their lifetime.
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PSS World Medical, which distributes medical products and services to front-line caregivers throughout the United States, is conducting a diverse national campaign to help raise awareness. PSS is providing awareness posters for physician offices, partnering with local healthcare providers to provide mammogram screening and offering specialized pink medical products, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the American Cancer Society. In addition, during October, PSS delivery professionals, sales representatives and other team members across the country will be wearing pink shirts."We all know someone whose life has been touched by breast cancer," said Gary A. Corless, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Awareness is key in the fight against breast cancer. At PSS, we are committed to caring for the caregivers who treat and support breast cancer patients and their families. We are proud to be reaching out to our 140,000 plus Customer locations and our 4,000 team members to deliver increased awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection." Throughout the year, PSS team members support breast cancer research and other healthcare-related community activities, through participation in walks, runs, bicycle races and other events to support funding for cancer, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, arthritis and heart health.