Posts Tagged Breast Cancer Awareness

Jewelry to Chew on and More

by Tami Chase

ok, so maybe you don’t gnaw on your necklaces and bracelets, but I bet your babies did!  SmartMom has created a line of jewelry for just that.  Big enough so they don’t choke and non-toxic, phthalate, BPA and PVC free so you don’t have to call poison control.  I’ve been a mom once or twice, so I know we’ve all dangled the keys and let them grab our hair and necklaces, we’ll do anything to keep them happy, but we have to draw the line somewhere.   SmartMom teething bling keychains to the rescue!

Not only are they thinkers at SmartMom, but they are givers as well.  This month order anything from their “Think Pink” line and they will donate 20% to breast cancer research. 

Not only do they donate during the month of October, but they also honor many mothers and children who inspire them daily, by donating a percentage of all retail sales to these worthy organizations:


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7-Eleven for Susan G. Komen

by Tami Chase

I stumbled on some donuts this morning at 7-Eleven, of course my son wanted this $1.19 donut instead of the $.60 one next door.  From the register I said ok, and upon further inspection saw cute little ribbons in different shades of pink sprinkled on top of the pale pink icing.  I breathed a sigh of relief knowing that at least some of that money from the overpriced donut would be going toward a good cause.  It was the last one and I didn’t get to grab a picture before my son had eaten half, but I wanted to show you that it was cute.

“This is an easy, not to mention delicious, way for people to give to this important cause,” said Joe Hermes, 7-Eleven’s senior fresh food director. “They can grab a pink donut for themselves on the way to work, fill a box to take to the office or designate a day of the week as ‘Passionately Pink for the Cure(R)’ day with these donuts and other pink treats like M&Ms(R) Brand Chocolate Candies and coffee in pink mugs.”

Program Information

Benefit to Komen for the Cure: 15 cents per doughnut sold
Suggested Retail: $1.29
Guaranteed Donation: $5,000
Product Available for Purchase: Participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide
Program Active: September 22 through October 31, 2008
Total number of years for program: New product in 2008


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Breast Cancer and 6 Degrees of Separation

by Tami Chase

According to Wikipedia “Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that, if a person is one step away from each person they know and two steps away from each person who is known by one of the people they know, then everyone is an average of six “steps” away from each person on Earth.”  Which got me thinking, you may not have physically come in contact with someone that has dealt with breast cancer in one way or another, but using the rule above you actually have.

I never thought it would hit so close to home, then my sister went for her annual mammogram (not to be confused with a candygram) and they found something.  Of course they thought they would wait 6 months and take a look again.  It’s not like you can hibernate and wake up when your next appointment comes, so you worry and worry and worry some more, which does nobody any good!  So today was the day for that appointment and the good news is it isn’t cancer. 

So for all of you out there going through your 6 months waiting period, whether it is before, during or after your diagnosis, just rememeber the 6 degrees of separation and that there is another strong women going through it with you maybe even next door.

Keep the courage and remain positive and let’s collectively help raise money to find a cure!

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Snapfish for a Cure!

by Tami Chase

Be crazy this month, get creative!  Snapfish has customizable calendars, notepads, cards, and stickers that you design in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  There is something about pink things that is soothing and makes you happy, so why not give the gift of pink?

This October Snapfish is giving 30% of all proceeds of photo calendars and stationery products featuring ‘pink designs’ to

Customers who order photo calendars this October will receive 3 sets of self-exam reminder stickers – one for themselves and two sets to give to women they love! 

To read more on Snapfish merchandising manager Lauren Patterson who came up with this promotion please visit

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M&M’s for a Cure

by Tami Chase

SweetSpot Labs is supporting Breast Cancer Research in more than one way this month, by buying M&M’s!  Check out how you too can support the cause and eat some chocolate all at the same time:

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*In 2008, Mars Direct, Inc. will donate 10% of the retail sales price, excluding tax, shipping and handling, for each sale of Promise Blend MY M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies purchased on and each sale of My Dove® Chocolate with the pink Promise of Hope foil purchased on Mars, Inc. will be making a minimum guaranteed donation of $1 million to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2008. “Our Promise: To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.” For more information, please visit or call toll-free 1. 877. GO KOMEN.If you feel that you have received this message in error, or no longer wish to receive these e-mails,
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Are you Being Choosey Where you Spend your Money?

by Tami Chase

During this hard economic time people as a whole are beginning to think twice about where they spend their money.  They are making smarter choices and not living above their means.  Unfortunately, most will not take these new habits with them when the economy starts looking up.  Make an effort to spend wisely and make your money count.

A new study shows that cause marketing boosts sales.  They feel good about their purchase and this month is no exception.  Estee Lauder (shop now) has seen tremendous growth due to their efforts for Breast Cancer Awareness and have touched millions of lives in the process.

For more information on the 2008 Cone Cause Evolution Study check out the article on Skin Inc.

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Proud to Be Pink

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