Exam gloves donated for National Women's Health Week

May 15, 2006
Ansell Healthcare offers free exam gloves to women's academic health centers across the U.S.

RED BANK, New Jersey--Ansell Healthcare, a leader in health-care barrier protective products, is honoring National Women's Health Week by contributing exam gloves to woman's health centers throughout the United States that are observing the occasion by conducting free health screenings.

National Women's Health Week kicked off May 14. May 15 was National Women's Check-Up Day. This day was observed to remind women to schedule an appointment with their health-care provider.

Ansell has offered free exam gloves to academic health centers across the United States that serve as demonstration models for the Nation to provide innovative, comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and integrated health care systems for women, including the underserved and minorities.

Among the health centers participating in Ansell's exam glove donation program are the University of Illinois at Chicago, Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota and The Jersey City Family Health Center.

According to Kris Zimmerman, project coordinator for National Center of Excellence in Women's Health at The University of Illinois at Chicago said, "We are grateful to our many donors, such as Ansell, for donating supplies and services to help make our free women's health fair a great success. We hope to reach many women who otherwise might not have access to basic health information and prevention screenings. Our goal is to educate women about the importance of routine check-ups and simple steps they can take, such as exercise and good nutrition, to improve their health and well-being."

"Ansell Healthcare strives to support and contribute to organizations that actively address current and relevant health issues," remarked Carol Carrozza, Ansell Healthcare's Vice President of Marketing, North America, Professional & Consumer Products.

"Ansell enjoys serving organizations and companies, but by supporting initiatives such as Women's Health Week, we feel we are touching individuals. Collectively, that makes the difference."