American Green Technology® Partners With Livestrong Foundation
(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) South Bend, Indiana (PRWEB) April 18, 2014
American Green Technology, Inc. (AGT), an energy efficient induction lighting company devoted to advancements in sustainable technology is partnering with the LIVESTRONG Foundation and its mission of improving cancer patients and survivors' outcomes and quality of life.
"The LIVESTRONG Foundation is excited to embark on a new partnership with American Green Technology, a company committed to helping us advance our mission through their own innovations," said Doug Ulman, president and CEO of the LIVESTRONG Foundation.
AGT's Health Risk Management System (HRMS) is a patented lighting product that effectively eliminates 99.7% of airborne pathogens that cause Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) in hospitals and cancer centers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are 650,000 cancer patients treated in outpatient facilities each year. One out of every 10 patients winds up hospitalized for an infection. Approximately 1.7 million HAIs contribute to an estimated $45 billion economic burden to the United States annually.
"Partnering with the LIVESTRONG Foundation is an honor," said Meredith Jimenez, Corporate Communications Director for AGT. "According to the CDC, many cancer patients survive the rigors of treatment only to succumb to secondary infections. Our hope is to be able to save lives in cancer centers and hospitals where the most vulnerable patients are at risk, by using the HRMS to ensure the air is kept free from deadly HAIs like MRSA and Staph. With the scope and reach of the LIVESTRONG Foundation bringing awareness to the cancer treatment community, the HRMS can provide a solution to the enormous problem of HAIs. "
AGT will serve as the title sponsor of "The Big C"-- a one of a kind competition designed to generate innovations that improve the daily quality of life for the 32.5 million people around the world that are currently living with cancer. Through the competition, the Foundation aims to initiate a worldwide movement in entrepreneurship by collaborating with social innovators to create financially sustainable enterprises.
The Big C competition entry phase ends on May 15, with $140,000 in prize money to be announced in October. For more information on entering The Big C competition, please visit: bigc.livestrong.org.
About the LIVESTRONG Foundation:
The LIVESTRONG Foundation provides free cancer support services to help people cope with the financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. Created in 1997 by cancer survivor and philanthropist Lance Armstrong, the Foundation is known for its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG – and for its advocacy on behalf of survivors and their families. With its iconic yellow LIVESTRONG wristband, the Foundation has become a symbol of hope and inspiration around the world. Since its inception, the Foundation has served 2.5 million people affected by the disease and raised more than $500 million to support cancer survivors. One of America's top cancer non-profit organizations, the Foundation enjoys a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and has been recognized by the National Health Council and the Better Business Bureau for its excellent governance, high standards and transparency. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org
About American Green Technology:
American Green Technology® is a leader in efficient technologies and the manufacture and import of "magnetic induction lights", the most energy efficient mass lighting solution. Boasting a life span over 100,000 hours, induction lights reduce energy costs by 50-70% and virtually eliminate maintenance. Primary markets include commercial, municipal and industrial applications. More than 1,500 independent lighting professionals represent American Green Technology across the United States, and internationally in more than a dozen countries. For more information, visit http://www.agtus.org or call 269-340-9975.
About Arcalux® Health Risk Management System:
The Arcalux® Health Risk Management System (HRMS) is a patented lighting product that combats airborne pathogens which cause Healthcare-Acquired Infections. It is available exclusively through American Green Technology. For more, log onto http://www.arcaluxhrms.com.
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