Sunday, October 9, 2011
Products helping breast cancer fundraising
About a week ago, I wrote a blog about Breast Cancer Awareness month. Since that post, I learned of another friend who has breast cancer and has started chemo.
I decided to do a blog dedicated to companies who are helping to raise breast cancer awareness and contributing funds to research. This is not, in any way, a complete list, but these are some that I know of.
Panera Bread - they have a "pink ribbon bagel." It is in the shape of the cancer awareness ribbon with cherry chips, dried cherries, dried cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar.
Dannon Yogurt - each cup of Dannon brand yogurt has a code inside the lid. Enter the code on the website, and they will donate 10 cents.
Yoplait Yogurt - they have a similar program to Dannon. You used to have to save the lids themselves and mail them in, but now they have a code inside that you can enter online.
Pink Together - This is associated with General Mills cereals and other products. Click on the Pink Together link and it will take you to the Facebook page. "Like" them and they will donate money. There are also other opportunities on the Facebook page to donate.
Proctor & Gamble - Another one to "Like" on Facebook. In addition, many P & G products have turned pink for October and money will be donated.
Ulta Beauty - Ulta participates in many ways. You can get a "free" product with a donation. They are hosting a Cut-A-Thon. A "free" shampoo, cut and style with a donation. They also carry products from many manufacturers that are donating proceeds to breast cancer.
Pink Hair Extensions - Many hair salons are offering pink hair extensions. Ulta, listed above, is one of many places. Click on the pink hair extensions link to find a salon where you can get yours. (This is one thing I will be doing for sure!)
I could go on and on and on and on..... There are some major corporations that are active in breast cancer fundraising year round.
Ford - they have a Warriors in Pink campaign. There is a specially designed car, apparel, etc. You will find them out at the Susan G. Komen breast cancer walks, and they give away a special Warriors in Pink scarf at each walk. I have passed my scarves on to my pastor as she goes through her fight.
Avon - Avon hosts a different walk from the Susan G. Komen. They have a 2 day walk totalling 39 miles (Susan G. Komen also has a 3 day/60 mile walk)
There is also a website called The Breast Cancer Site Store that I have ordered from. They have a large variety of items and each item purchased funds 1% of a mammogram for a woman in need. The more you buy, the more you fund! There are also daily sale items.
Doing a quick Google search will reveal all sorts of results. You can use these to decide where and how you can help. Every little bit helps and hopefully we can find an end to this horrible disease.