October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    
    Join the Canadian Cancer Society and our corporate partners in the fight
    against breast cancer
    

TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - With the support of generous corporate partners, the Canadian Cancer Society is leading the fight against breast cancer. This October, the Society will raise funds and public awareness for breast cancer in partnership with companies across Canada. Supporting the companies that support the Canadian Cancer Society is another way Canadians can contribute to the fight against breast cancer.

BIC Canada supports breast cancer research

In 2009, BIC Inc. launched a year-long partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society. The partnership features four distinct in-store campaigns, with a total contribution of $75,000 towards Society-funded cancer research. From September to December, BIC will donate $40,000 to the Society in support of breast cancer research from the sale of limited edition BIC(R) Luminére(R) Candle Lighters and Sheaffer's specially designed "Gift Collection." For more information, visit www.bicworld.com.

Help make cancer history with the Canadian Cancer Society MasterCard

You can help make cancer history everyday with the Canadian Cancer Society MasterCard, provided by Chase Canada. For each card that is activated, the Canadian Cancer Society will receive a $10 activation donation from Chase. In addition, one per cent of all purchases made on the card will be donated to the Society to support the fight against cancer. To learn more or to apply for your Canadian Cancer Society MasterCard, call 1 888 988-2808 or visit http://www.chasecanada.ca/CCSeveryday.

Curves encourages a "Girls Get Together"

Curves, the first fitness and weight loss facility dedicated to providing affordable, one-stop exercise and nutritional information for women, is once again supporting the Canadian Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer. Throughout October 2009, participating Curves locations will run various fundraising activities and donation drives, encouraging their members to raise funds for vital breast cancer research. For more information, or to find a Curves location in your area, visit www.curves.com.

Energizer is "Inspired to Keep Going"

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Energizer Canada will make a $40,000 donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in support of breast cancer research. As part of this campaign, Energizer will include a special pink ribbon pin in limited edition packs of batteries, available at leading retailers across Canada. Energizer will also provide customers with the Society's breast cancer prevention information on special product displays throughout the campaign. For more information about this campaign, visit www.energizer.ca.

JACOB wants to "Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye"

This October, the Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to launch a new partnership with JACOB, a leading Canadian retailer of women's fashions. During October, JACOB will donate $1 to the Society in support of breast cancer research for every JACOB CARE(TM) lip gloss sold. The lip gloss, which comes in three appealing shades, will be available at all 55 JACOB stores across Canada. For more information, visit www.jacob.ca.

Lady Precept helps fund breast cancer research

Lady Precept, a quality brand of golf balls designed for women, has joined the Canadian Cancer Society as a new corporate partner in the fight against breast cancer. Beginning in June 2009, Lady Precept will donate $1.20 to the Society in support of breast cancer research for each pack of specially marked 'Pink Ribbon' Lady Precept MC golf balls sold. Lady Precept products are available at golf retailers across Canada, including Golf Town. For more information, visit www.nancylopezgolf.com.

Laura Canada introduces the "Laura Signature Cardholder"

This October, Laura, Laura Petites, Laura Plus and Laura Superstores are proud to offer the "Laura Signature Cardholder." This trendy faux leather cardholder with pretty pink top stitching is compact in size yet provides ample room for over twenty business or credit cards. Beginning September 28th, and continuing through October, Laura stores will donate $2 to the Society for breast cancer research and support programs for women living with the disease from the sale of each cardholder . Laura Canada also raises funds throughout the year through its Laura Privilege card (a customer loyalty program that offers a ten per cent discount on purchases). A portion of the proceeds from the sale or renewal of each card is donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information, visit www.lauracanada.com.

Nancy Lopez Golf joins the fight against breast cancer

Nancy Lopez Golf, the leader in women's golf equipment designed specifically for women and girls of all performance levels, has joined the Canadian Cancer Society as a new corporate partner in the fight against breast cancer. Beginning in September 2009, Nancy Lopez Golf will contribute a portion of the proceeds from the sale of specially marked products to the Society in support of breast cancer research. Nancy Lopez Golf will donate ten per cent from the sale of equipment packages from its newly created "Pink Ribbon Collection". They will also donate $4 from the sale of specially designed "Pink Ribbon Collection" garments and $1.50 from the sale of specially designed 'Pink Ribbon Collection' headwear to the Society. For more information, visit www.nancylopezgolf.com.

Procter & Gamble demonstrates that "Caring is Natural"

For the fifth consecutive year, Procter & Gamble (P&G), Canada's leading consumer products company, will honour Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its "Caring is Natural" campaign. The campaign takes place in Walmart stores across Canada. On behalf of several of their health and beauty brands, including Venus Spa Breeze, Olay Complete Ageless, Olay Botanical Fusion, Secret Fresh Effects, Natural Instincts, P&G will donate $60,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society in support of breast cancer research. For more information, visit www.pg.ca.

Royal Canadian Golf Association encourages women to "Golf Fore the Cure"

The Canadian Cancer Society is honoured to be the charity of choice for the Royal Canadian Golf Association's (RCGA) "Golf Fore the Cure" series of events - the signature charity event of their Women's Division. This program raises funds for the fight against breast cancer while promoting women's participation in the game of golf. Throughout the summer months, women across the country participated in "Golf Fore the Cure" events, raising funds in support of breast cancer research and local support programs. For more information about "Golf Fore the Cure," visit www.rcgagolfforethecure.ca.

Sico Inc. is "Changing Lives, One Coat at a Time"

The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to welcome Sico as a new corporate partner in support of the fight against breast cancer. Sico Inc., a leading decorative consumer paint brand that offers a complete line of value-added paint products, will raise funds in support of the Society through the sale of their ceiling paint with disappearing pink dye. Beginning in September 2009, Sico launched the "Changing Lives, One Coat at a Time" campaign. For each can of 'disappearing pink dye' flat interior latex paint sold in Canada, Sico will donate $1.25 to the Canadian Cancer, up to a maximum of donation of $50,000. For more information, visit www.sico.ca.

The Pampered Chef invites you to "Help Whip Cancer"

Each year, The Pampered Chef, the premier direct seller of high-quality kitchen tools, hosts their annual "Help Whip Cancer" campaign, in support of the Society's breast cancer education and early detection programs. Throughout October 2009, Pampered Chef consultants can host Help Whip Cancer Fundraiser Cooking Shows, donating up to 25 per cent of sales to the Canadian Cancer Society. To learn more, please visit www.pamperedchef.com.

Universal Music Canada launches the "Girls Night In" CD

On October 27, 2009, Universal Music Canada will launch a compilation CD, entitled "Girls Night In," to help raise funds and awareness in support of women's cancers across Canada. Universal Music Canada will donate $1 from every album (physical and digital) sold to the Canadian Cancer Society to support research into women's cancers. This exciting CD will feature a wide variety of music from Canadian artists such as Jann Arden, Jully Black and Bif Naked, as well as international singers such as Lady Gaga, Duffy, Pussycat Dolls and Natasha Bedingfield. For more information, visit www.getmusic.ca.

Walmart Canada helps shoppers make a difference

Walmart Canada vendors will once again join the Canadian Cancer Society by raising funds and awareness in support of the fight against breast cancer in October. For the sixth year, Walmart has invited its vendors, such as George, Morsam Fashions and Best Made Toys, to support the Society with a contribution towards breast cancer research. To find a Walmart store near you, please visit www.walmartcanada.ca.

SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society (National Office)

For further information: For further information: Alexa Giorgi, Bilingual Communications Specialist, (416) 934-5681, agiorgi@cancer.ca


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