Streamlight recently donated $22,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), a not-for-profit organization seeking to prevent and cure breast cancer. According to 2021 BCRF estimates, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes. More than 43,000 women and 500 men will die from the disease this year. Because of research conducted by organizations like BCRF, deaths from breast cancer have decreased by 41 percent since 1989.
“Our commitment to BCRF is steadfast, as we count a number of Streamlight employees among those who are breast cancer survivors,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “Streamlight is proud to support BCRF, which is the highest-rated breast cancer charity in the United States.”
Each year, Streamlight donates proceeds from sales of the pink Nano Light key chain light, the pink Siege AA ultra-compact lantern and the pink Strion LED tactical light. For each of the lights, Streamlight donates $1, $2 and $5, respectively.
In 2008, the company’s management team decided to create a line of pink flashlights and donate the proceeds to BCRF. Given the tight-knit company culture, the team wanted to contribute in some way to finding new treatments for the disease.
BCRF advances the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $500 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world.
Streamlight also offers a Red LED Helmet Light, Seige AA Red Lantern and Red Nano Light that raise funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The company’s Blue Line of lights provide funds to Concerns of Police Survivors. To learn more about Streamlight’s Lights for a Cause, visit this web page.