Its no secret that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those of you who aren't a woman, or for those of you who don't have a mother, sister, daughter, grandma, aunt or know anyone female---its okay for you to ignore this important public service announcement. (Not that men can't get breast cancer---its just that its 100 times more common in women than men.) Breast cancer is the most common type of non-skin cancer in women and the fifth most common cause of cancer death.
I'm not fully qualified to spew cancer facts. I'll leave that to the experts. But what I can do is tell you what we're doing in our shops to support this worthy cause.
FlyAKite has designed Pink Ribbon Cards and will donate $2 of every Pink Ribbon Card purchase to Susan G. Komen For the Cure. 10% of any other card purchased during the month of October will also be donated.
Sylvia-Louise Handbags will be donating 10% of all handbag and accessories purchases too.
This movement continues to grow bigger every year. I used to be the Community Relations Coordinator back in my big box retail days, and I know this is a cause that people really get behind and support because it is so personal and affects so many people we all know. We would fundraise and walk every year. Its one of the aspects of the job I actually miss.
Here's our group from the last walk we did.
Since D was the group photographer, here she is! And it was raining on us.
Spread the word and tell your friends. You can also donate directly to the Susan G. Komen website.