The Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual event in October to increase awareness about the disease, an opportunity to generate funds for research and a gentle nudge to women to get those annual mammograms. Cancer.gov reported 192,370 women and 1910 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Among them 40,170 women and 440 men died.
To help facilitate, many companies opt to go pink with their breast cancer merchandise during the month of October. A certain percentage of the sale is donated to the Breast Cancer organizations for ongoing research. A great way to show their support and dedication towards this global problem!
Here are the new breast cancer merchandises lined up for 2009.Purchase one to support the cause!
Hard Rock Breast Cancer Products and Merchandise for 2009: The Anniversary Pin
This October marks the 10th anniversary of Hard Rock’s dedication to support breast cancer research and awareness programs. To commemorate this occasion, Hard Rock has come up with its limited edition 2009 Pinktober ® Breast Cancer Awareness Pin.75% of the retail sale of the pin will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which provides critical funding for innovative clinical and translational breast cancer research at leading medical centers worldwide. Price; $12.00
Hard Rock Breast Cancer Products and Merchandise for 2009: Key Chain
Hard Rock has also introduced a ’09 Pinktober ® Breast Cancer Key Chain which features pink enamel and rhinestones on dangling Ribbon, Cure, and Clef Note charms. 15% of the retail sale will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Price: $20.00
Lacoste Breast Cancer Products and Merchandise for 2009: Pink Croc Collection
Beginning October 1st, Lacoste will be displaying its Pink Croc Collection featuring a cute pink and white tote and sunglasses that any woman would absolutely love. Ten percent of sales from the Lacoste Pink Croc Collection will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Lenox Breast Cancer Products and Merchandise for 2009: Home Décor
Lenox, the home décor company has numerous products lined to support the honorable cause of BreastCancer. Choose from bud vase, rose vase, votives or picture frames. 10% of all sales would benefit Breastcancer.org
New Balance Breast Cancer Products and Merchandise for 2009
Apart from the above mentioned, there is plethora of cancer merchandise pleading for consumers to “Think Pink.” One such company is New Balance, the fitness specialist. It celebrates its 20 year partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the recognized leader in the breast cancer movement. New Balance has created a collection of high quality footwear, apparel and various other accessories that features the official logo and pink ribbon of Komen for the Cure®.
New Balance will contribute 15% of wholesale sales from the Lace Up for the Cure Apparel & Footwear Collection with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000 up to a maximum of $1 million to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
For all the fitness buffs out there, be sure to check the lightweight, training shoes developed for runners (New Balance 769), the proud recipient of The Women’s Adventure Editor Choice Award. Purchase one to show your support here.
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