DALLAS, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Le-Vel Brands, LLC, the world leader in human nutritional innovation, presented the National Breast Cancer Foundation with a donation of $255,000 from the proceeds of its limited-edition National Breast Cancer Foundation Derma Fusion Technology (DFTs), of which $5 from every purchase in October was earmarked for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor Janelle Hail, NBCF maintains a steadfast mission to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. NBCF has received the highest rating of four stars by Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator, for 12 years. This is the second consecutive year that Le-Vel has partnered with NBCF to promote breast cancer awareness.
"We're so grateful to Le-Vel for their support of National Breast Cancer Foundation through such a unique promotion," says Douglas Feil, VP of Programs, NBCF. "They share our commitment to helping people live longer and healthier lives, and we're proud to partner with them to help get the word out to as many women as possible about our potentially lifesaving early detection, education and support services for those affected by breast cancer. This is the second year in a row in which Le-Vel has been one of our most generous partners, and we look forward to a great future working with Le-Vel." According to NBCF statistics, one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, making the disease the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women. Each year, it is estimated that more than 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 40,000 will die. On average, every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes. Despite these alarming numbers, however, there is hope. More than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today - and that's largely due to early detection and education. NBCF provides free mammograms to women in all 50 states through its network of hospitals; and offers other free services all aimed at empowering women to take control of their health. "Our independent Brand Promoters have been incredibly enthusiastic about our partnership with NBCF - and, in fact, they beat their results from last year," says Le-Vel Co-CEO, Co-Founder and Co-Owner Jason Camper. "Breast cancer touches all of us in some way. NBCF is making great strides toward increasing the number of survivors in this country, and we're committed to lending our support to this honorable mission." Le-Vel's Derma Fusion Technology, or DFT, is part of a simple three-step regimen called THRIVE, designed to help people of all ages live healthier, more active, fuller lives. The first of its kind, the DFT time-released delivery system infuses the skin, or derma, with Le-Vel's unique THRIVE Lifestyle Formula. Used in tandem with THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Shake and THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Capsules, THRIVE helps people recapture their well-being and reach peak physical and mental levels through weight management, digestive support, healthy joint function and lean muscle support, among other benefits.