Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2000… do something!
Dear Sharon: I am a junior in high school and while searching the web, I saw your page related to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My mother passed away from the illness two and a half years ago after a 12-year battle. My grandmother died of ovarian cancer and I have many other relatives, friends and neighbors who have been affected by cancer- especially breast cancer.
Since Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October, I was wondering if it is possible to have some kind of awareness in my school for that month. Do you have any suggestions? I was wondering if money was collected could it be donated toward a cancer society? Thank you — Striving For A Cure (Hollywood, FL
Dear Striving For A Cure: I am sorry that you have been touched so closely by this devastating illness and applaud your push to bring awareness to your school and help raise money to find a cure.
This marks the 16th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are many ways to rally for the cause and promote early detection. NBCAM.org (1-800-221-2141) offers a free 88-page guide to promoting the developing and personalizing breast cancer awareness campaigns in your community.
You can also contact organizations directly, such as the American Cancer
They’re inviting you to get tied to the cause with a super stylish bandanna designed exclusively for Ford by Leonello Borghi –if you thought wearing a bandana was best left to your puppy, look for their hip tips on how to tie a bandana.
Complimentary cotton bandannas can be picked up at the Ford tent of any[link http://www.raceforthecure.com/] Komen Race for the Cure event or visit macy’s.com to order a special-edition silk until the end of October. Proceeds from each sale will benefit breast cancer charities.
Ford is also partnering with breast cancer survivor and acclaimed author Jennie Nash to offer her new book, The Victoria’s Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming and Other Lessons I Learned From Breast Cancer, for free (a $20 value; just pay, $3.10, for shipping).
Celebrate a family of compassion with Three Bears That Care from Ralph Lauren and a donation will be made to the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research. The adorable Polo-scarf-wearing -teddies are available as an additional purchase with any $35 Ralph Lauren Fragrance purchase. Available through the holidays at fine department stores and fragrance.Polo.com.
Tony & Tina will donate 50% of the profits from sales of “Cura” lipgloss- named after the Roman Goddess of Health and Healing– to NY Fashion Cares to benefit breast cancer; exclusively at Sephora.com through October and then rolls out to other resources.
With the purchase of specific Pink Ribbon Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Estee Lauder, and Origins products, a donation will be made to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, established in September 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder to fund clinical and genetic research into the causes and treatment of breast cancer. Additionally, Yahoo! Goes Pink in support of Estee Lauder’s Global Landmarks Illumination Initiative — the illumination of worldwide landmarks in pink lights to raise awareness about breast cancer.
Day-Timer will make a $1 donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation (the largest private funder of U.S. breast cancer research) for each Pink Ribbon Pack Add In Sheets sold- click on image for more.
Get on the ball with Penn’s Serve Up A Cure pink tennis balls. The limited edition balls are available nationwide at www.TennisExpress.com. Fifty percent of proceeds will be donated to SHARE (Self-Help Organization for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer), Strang Cancer Prevention and The Greater New York Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for the fight against breast cancer.
2001 Calendar for a Cure is a charitable foundation begun in 1999 to help in the fight against breast cancer. Their mission, through fundraising, is to allow women and families the ability to make informed decisions with regards to treatments and opportunities that exist for them. All proceeds from this project will be used to fight breast cancer and help create awareness about the available options.
Early detection is every woman’s best friend, now go get squished!
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