This month, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebrates its 25th year of promoting awareness, education and empowerment. According to the National Cancer Institute there are approximately 2.5 million women in the United States alone who currently have breast cancer or have had a history of breast cancer. I will be highlighting companies and products focused on contributing to breast cancer awareness during October.
KitchenAid and Cook for the Cure
Now in its ninth year of partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Cook for the Cure will give those who love to cook the opportunity to raise funds and help find a cure for breast cancer throughout October and beyond.
Cook for the Cure gives cooks a number of ways to elevate their passion into an expression of support and solidarity. The most simple is the donation with purchase program; with the purchase and registration of any pink product from the KitchenAid Cook for the Cure line, a donation of anywhere from $5 to $50 is generated for Komen for the Cure.
Taking it a step further, Cook for the Cure also includes a unique Pass the Plate program. After the initial purchase of each individually numbered Villeroy & Boch platter, a $5 donation is generated every time it is passed – preferably with a homemade culinary creation from the giver – and registered by the recipient. There is no limit to how many times a plate can be passed. Using the registration code, consumers can track the travels of their platters by visiting http://www.kitchenaidoffer.com/passtheplate/. Plates are available for purchase at shopkitchenaid.com for $24.99. (Psst… check the KitchenAid promotions page for rebate info)
Grohe ‘Hope Flows’ Ladylux Faucets
Grohe has a campaign in place to support breast cancer research through purchases of its Ladylux Faucets. Grohe will contribute $25 for each Ladylux3 Café or Ladylux3 Plus faucet sale and $10 for each Pink Rainshower Icon hand shower purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For every consumer faucet purchase 30 minutes of research will be gained through Grohe’s donation. Grohe’s goal is to raise $250,000 and support 1 year of research.
Cuisinart Pink Series
Cuisinart has teamed up with The Breast Cancer Foundation to donate money from the sale of the Pink line of products to help find a cure. Three percent of the net proceeds from each product will go to the foundation, and Cuisinart has pledged a minimum donation of $30,000. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation uses 85 cents of every dollar for research and awareness programs.
RedEnvelope Pink Ribbon Collection
In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, RedEnvelope has created the Pink Ribbon Collection to help raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in support of its efforts in fighting breast cancer. A 10% donation will be made to this cause for each purchase from the RedEnvelope Pink Collection. The pink sculpted plastic corkscrew made by L’Atelier du Vin will help you entertain in style and help a good cause.