Spotlight on Giving: The Pink Fund

SPOTLIGHT on THE PINK FUND

Earlier in the week, we mentioned Molly MacDonald and the non-profit organization she’s created, The Pink Fund. We’d like to tell you a bit more about The Pink Fund and how you can help positively impact women and their families as they cope with breast cancer.

The Pink Fund has been formed to help women (and men) focus on healing, raising their families and returning to the workplace. The Pink Fund will provide short term financial aid during the brief period of treatment and recovery. Literally millions of dollars are being raised for early detection, research and programs for the medically underserved. Families facing breast cancer urgently need financial help now. The Pink Fund provides this help.

The Pink Fund

Give Help: While one person may have the vision to affect change and do good, “it takes a village” to make it happen.

The Pink Fund's Cap for a Cause baseball cap

Get Help: To qualify for short-term financial aid, please pay a visit to the social worker at the medical facility where you are receiving treatment. Explain your circumstances and ask her/him to contact The Pink Fund for an application.

Attend An Event: In Michigan? Don’t miss the Turning Burdens into Blessings Luncheon. Enjoy fun, fashion, information, delicious food and great prizes. Guest Speakers include: Dr. Daniel Sherbert, a well reknowned plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction and Dr. Jen Green, a naturopath specializing in cancer care. All proceeds raised will benefit Michigan breast cancer patients who are in active treatment and have lost their stream of income.

Time & Place: October 18th, 2009 from Noon – 3pm @ Glen Oaks Country Club 30500 W. Thirteen Mile Rd. Farmington Hills, MI. To purchase tickets, click here.

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Donate to The Pink Fund here.

More great deals & ways to contribute to Breast Cancer Research with our retailers below!

CHEEKY CHICAGO

Friends of Cheeky Chicago save 10% on Carol’s Cookies small gift tins with code “CHEEKY” at check-out through October 16, 2009. A portion of proceeds from the handmade-homemade Carol’s Cookies will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

cheeky chicago & carol's cookies

DOGEARED

Get your “Find A Cure” necklace from Dogeared and show your support. 100% of net profits from these special necklaces go to recognized organizations that help make the lives of those affected by breast cancer a little easier, from the smallest to the grandest gestures of kindness.

dogeared "find a cure" necklaces - 100% of proceeds benefit breast cancer research

eBAGS

Pick Pink and Help Fight Against Breast Cancer – Shop eBags very large selection of pink products and 10% of your purchase will go to the Denver affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, plus get free shipping with code “EMKOMEN09” at check-out.  eBags donates 10% of the retail sales price of pink products purchased at their site to the Denver affiliate ALL YEAR ROUND. They’ve raised over $500,000 since 2004. Nice.

To shop eBags’ pink products just look for the pink ribbon next to products and accessories, and don’t forget to check the box to donate 10% before proceeding to check-out.

eBags has such a great selection of brands and styles, you’ll have trouble narrowing it down! Here are a few of our favorites from eBags Pick Pink selection, and remember these SHIP FREE!

RoseWaterproof Shoe/Laundry Bag SetSignature Six 21


JULIA FAILEY JEWELRY

Julia Failey is donating 20% of Lotus Flower Collection in Rose sales to Breast Cancer Network of Strength®, an organization dedicated to ensuring no one faces breast cancer alone.

The collection includes the beautiful Lotus Flower Pendant, Necklace, and Earrings in rose gold.

julia failey lotus flower earringsjulia failey lotus flower pendant in rose goldjulie failey lotus flower necklace in rose

LAUREN MERKIN

Lauren Merkin is a huge supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness! Every year she designs a special pink item from her collection, where 50% of the proceeds are donated to the Young Survival Coalition. This year she has designed a Fuchsia Tiled Embossed Lamb wallet, retail $175 and 50% of the proceeds are donated to YSC!

lauren merkin fuchsia tile embossed wallet - 50% goes to breast cancer researchlauren merkin fuchsia wallet - 50% of proceeds go to YSC


TUCKER PAISLEY

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month Tucker Paisley will donate 5% of all sales on select “Pink” items this month to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The Olivia Clutch in signature print is one of my favorites, $65. Who doesn’t need a cute pink clutch?

olivia clutch @ tucker paisley - pink collection

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