POSTED OCTOBER 2007
By Caitlin Adams
The 3-Day, Nov. 9-11 – Take a trip down south and join Susan G. Komen’s Walk for the Cure, a three-day trek to show your commitment to the cause. Held in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, March 15 – Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised from the Race for the Cure stay in Bunco for Breast Cancer Cruise, Oct. 13, 2008 – GalaxSea’s Fourth Annual Bunco Cruise sails out of
If it hasn’t already, breast cancer will almost certainly touch your life at some point. One of every eight women will develop a tumor during her lifetime.
Save the Date!This fight won’t end when the sun sets on Oct. 31. The following are a few more events that support breast cancer survivors and research.
The 3-Day, Nov. 9-11 – Take a trip down south and join Susan G. Komen’s Walk for the Cure, a three-day trek to show your commitment to the cause. Held in
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, March 15 – Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised from the Race for the Cure stay in
Bunco for Breast Cancer Cruise, Oct. 13, 2008 – GalaxSea’s Fourth Annual Bunco Cruise sails out of
Right now, research and support are the best hope. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are some products, organizations, events and services – many with centers in
Get Away and Give Back
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A Pink Pony
Join the fight against breast cancer in a speedy way with Ford Motor Company’s limited edition 2008 V-6 Mustang Warriors in Pink Package, which celebrates Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s 25th anniversary. The package is available in black, white and silver coupe and convertible models and includes pink stitching on black GT seats and the leather-wrapped steering wheel and Mustang pony badging over the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon. Ford will donate $250 from the sale of each Warriors in Pink Mustang directly to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Availability is limited; for information on pricing or to reserve your Warriors in Pink Mustang, call your local Ford dealer or visit www.fordcares.com.
Support your baby – literally – and breast cancer research with MetroMamma.com’s MetroWrap™, a comfortable, secure, lightweight and fashionable baby carrier. It comes in four colors and is also available with bling. During October, MetroMamma.com will donate a percentage of all online sales to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Wraps are available in four colors for $79.99 or Manhattan Black with Bling (four designs) for $129.99. They’re available at Bebe PT (310-305-7100) and Fun Furniture (323-655-2711) in
Tonight, let him take the kids out, then make the special popcorn – with real butter – and snuggle up with the cat for a night of movies just for you. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MGM Home Entertainment and Fox Home Entertainment have teamed up to offer their bestselling romantic comedies packaged with pink borders as “DVDs for the Cure.” A portion of sales will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Titles include An Affair to Remember, A Walk in the Clouds, Entrapment, Ever After, In Her Shoes, Legally Blonde, Mermaids, Moulin Rouge, Never Been Kissed, Say Anything, Thelma & Louise and There’s Something About Mary. Suggested price is $14.98 each. Cat not included. Available at CostCo locations and online at www.foxstore.com.
The Skinny on Pink
Delivering 20 grams of protein and 18 essential vitamins and minerals, with only two effective net carbs per bar, thinkThin Pink bars are a healthy snack and pack a nutritional wallop. And from now through May 2008, thinkproducts will donate 15 cents for each thinkThin Pink bar purchased to the Susan G. Komen foundation. A box of 10 bars, $17, is available online at www.thinkproducts.com.
Cases with Class
Help fund breast cancer research with your purchase of the pink sport armband for the iPod nano (available for $24.99 at www.belkin.com and $32.99 at Best Buy) and pink "Hope" Remix Metal case for the iPod nano ($24.99, available at www.belkin.com and Best Buy). From now through Jan. 31, Belkin will donate 10 percent of the retail price to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
New Balance has been a partner and official sponsor of Susan G. Komen in the fight against breast cancer for the past 18 years. This year they’ll donate 15 percent of wholesale sales from the Lace Up for the Cure® Apparel & Footwear Collection to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Visit www.newbalance.com/events/komenpartnership.php for information about where to purchase products from the collection, including the New Balance Women’s 767 running shoe ($95.95), the official shoe of the Race for the Cure (March 15, Los Angeles), or the Women’s 844 athletic walking shoe ($104.95), official shoe of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day (Nov. 9-11, San Diego).
Breast Support is the Best Support
Are you one of the eight out of 10 American women wearing the wrong size bra? Does it pinch, tickle, sag or bunch? Wacoal, a leading designer of intimate apparel, appreciates the challenge of finding the right fit for every shape. Join their next Fit for the Cure® event at a Macy’s or Bloomingdales near you and receive a complimentary fitting from a Wacoal fit specialist in any Wacoal, DKNY Underwear or Donna Karen Intimates bra. For every fitting, Wacoal will donate $2 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, no purchase necessary. If you do decide to purchase, they will donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal, DKNY Underwear or Donna Karen Intimates bra purchased at the events. The Westside Pavilion Macy’s in
Breast Health is Mom Health
To raise funds for breast cancer research, MD Moms releases a new gift set, We ª Moms. The set is packaged in an attractive chocolate-brown box (with a pink ribbon) and features the most popular skincare products from its signature line, Baby Silk, including Delicate Skin Comfort Silky Liquid Powder and Daily Skin Protection Moisturizing Balm. All products are great for both moms and babies. The set also includes a Breast Cancer Detection Facts for Life card from the Susan G. Komen Foundation and a waterproof Breast Self Examination Shower Card. MD Moms will donate 15 percent of proceeds from the sale of each We Ó Moms gift set to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. For information, visit www.mdmoms.com.
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By the Book
The Pink Project is a charity photobook dedicated to survivors of breast cancer and sexual violence. It features contributions and artwork from celebrities, cancer survivors, activists and a foreword by Tori Amos. A portion of proceeds from the sale of books benefits the Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance (www.labca.org ). To purchase The Pink Project book online, visit www.thepinkproject.com. Price is $35.
Boards for Breasts
Monica Steward was just 26 years old in 1994 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She died two years later. Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) was formed when, a month before she died, Steward told four close friends (the organization’s co-founding members) how frustrated she was that youth culture was so ignorant about the prevalence of breast cancer. The nonprofit organization seeks to educate, inform and involve the younger generation through fundraising at music and board sports events. Look for them Oct. 6 at Skate the
Hike for Support
Join Expedition Inspiration and women of all ages for the 12th annual Take-A-Hike trek at Paramount Ranch in the hills above
Blow-dry Blues for Breasts
Do you ever wonder how hair stylists always manage to blow-dry your hair to that perfect silky sheen? You’ve bought the ‘infusion’ and ‘enrichment’ products and tried to reproduce the supermodel glow in front of your bathroom mirror, but it’s just not the same. Soldier, it’s time to fall in. Take those split ends into your own hands and enlist in the Manu International Styling Salon’s first Blow-Dry Boot Camp on Oct. 16. The minimum suggested donation is $10, and funds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer programs. Manu International Styling Salon is at
Purchase for Pink
Pink is the New Green
Come out for a gala evening of couture, allure and verdure to benefit the cause. The Los Angeles Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will present the seventh annual Fashion for the Cure “Think Pink And Green” 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Two Rodeo, Beverly Hills’ premier shopping and dining destination. McCormick & Schmick’s will host the event with an array of organic appetizers complemented by wines provided by Agua Dulce Vineyards. The evening will feature live entertainment, a silent auction and a fashion show highlighting
Something Old, Something New
Just in time for October, Brides Against Breast Cancer is making an
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mal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 12pt">American Breast Cancer Foundation – www.abcf.org – Provides direct financial assistance to uninsured women and men for the purpose of breast cancer screenings and mammograms.
Breast Cancer Fund – www.breastcancerfund.org – Includes advocacy, information and outreach resources on environmental concerns regarding breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation – www.bcrfcure.org – Raises significant funds for breast cancer research through partnerships with global companies and the participation of individual communities in sponsoring, hosting and attending local events.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer – www.lbbc.org – Publications, research study resources, clinical trial information and teleconferencing for patients recently diagnosed or living with breast cancer, as well as survivors of breast cancer.
Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation – www.makingmemories.org – Raises funds through various charity projects to grant wishes of terminally ill women living with breast cancer.
National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund – www.natlbcc.org – Political grassroots advocacy group dedicated to lobbying government on national, state and local levels about the public policy elements that affect the fight against breast cancer.
National Breast Cancer Foundation – www.nationalbreastcancer.org – Raising funds to provide free mammograms for uninsured patients on the community level, such as the
Pink for October – www.pinkforoctober.org – Site encourages bloggers and Webmasters to stimulate Webcommunity awareness and participation by changing sites’ page designs to incorporate the color pink.
Young Survival Coalition – www.youngsurvival.org – Provides information on research and clinical trials and a comprehensive database of resources. Site also offers free nationwide teleconferencing with healthcare professionals.