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An international fitness franchise with 10,000 locations, Curves has more than 4 million members worldwide. Curves’ fitness and weight loss facilities are designed specifically for women.
During October, Curves franchisees once again are offering pink ribbon donation certificates to their members as part of the franchise’s continued involvement in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer ®National Team Program. The donation certificate is being offered for a minimum contribution of $5, with 100 percent of the funds raised being credited to Divisions as part of Curves’ Making Strides team fundraising efforts. This is the second year Curves franchisees have offered the pink ribbon donation certificates to their members.
In addition, Curves is encouraging its clubs to host "Girls Night In" events as a way for clubs to invite both members and non-members for an evening of food, fun, and fundraising. The company is also suggesting that clubs partner with local businesses for these events, both to get the word out and to raise money. Clubs are encouraged to feature their Thrivers (survivors) and allow them to share something special from their cancer journey.
Participation in these campaigns is available to local Curves franchisees on an optional/voluntary basis.
Curves has raised more than $380,000 for the American Cancer Society and the fight against breast cancer.
Thank you, Curves, for all you do to support the American Cancer Society and the fight against breast cancer.
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The Pampered Chef®
The Pampered Chef®, a Berkshire Hathaway company and a direct seller of kitchen tools, food products, and cookbooks through in-home cooking demonstrations to 12 million customers annually, has a strong, independent sales force of 60,000 consultants.
As it has for the past eight years, The Pampered Chef once again held its "Help Whip Cancer®" campaign in May 2008 and is doing so again in October . This cause-marketing campaign not only helps increase the reach of the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer early detection message, but also and helps raise funds nationwide.
The "Help Whip Cancer" campaign raises funds in two ways:
1.) The Pampered Chef consultants host a "Help Whip Cancer®" Cooking Show Fundraiser. The Society receives 15 percent of total product sales when sales are in the $150 to $299 range; 20 percent when sales are in the $300 to $499 range; and 25 percent when sales are $500 or more for these in-home cooking demonstrations.
2.) Customers purchase special "Help Whip Cancer®" products. The Society receives $1 from the sale of each item. The 2008 products include:
Also in 2008, consultants and customers are raising funds for the Society by making direct contributions through The Pampered Chef. A "Help Whip Cancer®" contribution form with instructions on how and where to send a contribution is available to consultants by request. These funds count toward the total dollars generated by The Pampered Chef.
Since 2000, The Pampered Chef has raised more than $5 million for the American Cancer Society.
Thank you, Pampered Chef for all you do to help the American Cancer Society in our fight against breast cancer.
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Foot Locker, Inc., a global retailer of athletic shoes and apparel, which includes Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Champs Sports, and Footaction, supports the American Cancer Society’s efforts to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.
Foot Locker, Inc., has supported the American Cancer Society for four consecutive years through its Limited Edition Pink Ribbon Awareness cause-marketing campaign. Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month (and continuing while supplies last through January), Foot Locker Inc., will conduct a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® charitable sales promotion to benefit the Society. All locations will sell long-sleeve T-shirts and baseball caps, which retail for $15 each. The American Cancer Society will receive $5 from each sale. Lady Foot Locker stores and ladyfootlocker.com will also offer a fleece hooded sweatshirt ($35 retail; $10 to the Society) and polo shirt ($15 retail; $5 to the Society).
In addition, Lady Foot Locker stores will sell a donation card with breast cancer information ($1 scannable; $1 to the Society) and a string bracelet with breast cancer information ($2 retail; $1.30 to the Society). Champs stores will offer an athletic sock for $6.99, $1 of which will benefit the Society. New for 2008, Champs will add a tote ($2.50 retail; $1 to the Society) and gift card (10 percent of gift card activation goes to the Society) to their promotion. All product items will include the Society’s breast cancer screening guidelines.
Lady Foot Locker stores will also air the Society’s breast cancer awareness public service announcement on an in-store loop during October. Additionally, Lady Foot Locker has a two-page advertorial in the October edition of Shape Magazine that focuses primarily on maintaining a healthy body weight to help reduce the risk of breast cancer. The story also encourages readers to join American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in their area.
In addition, 6,500 consumers who make any purchase on the www.ladyfootlocker.com in October will receive a breast cancer information kit from the American Cancer.
To date, Foot Locker, Inc., has raised more than $800,000 for the American Cancer Society through this cause-marketing campaign.
The American Cancer Society thanks Foot Locker, Inc., for their continued support and dedication to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
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Tanger Outlet Centers
Tanger Outlet Centers welcome more than 150 million shoppers to their stores each year, and each October, many of the Tanger centers participate in an annual breast cancer awareness campaign.
Once again in 2008, select Tanger Factory Stores will help make a difference in the communities they serve across the country by raising money to fight breast cancer. This year, participating Tanger Outlet Centers will sell a "25% Pink Card" savings card. For a minimum contribution of $1, shoppers will receive a special savings card that entitles them to discount offers of 25 percent off merchandise at participating Tanger Outlet Centers nationwide (one card per item). The "25% Pink Card" will be available at all Tanger Customer Service Centers or Tanger Management Offices through October 20, 2008.
Since 1994, Tanger’s annual breast cancer awareness campaign has raised more than $4.5 million to benefit local American Cancer Society chapters across the country.
The American Cancer Society truly appreciates the effort Tanger Limited Partnership, their participating Tanger Outlet Centers, and their employees have made during the past 15 years to support the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®. Thank you!
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dressbarn, inc., which includes the dressbarn and maurices brands, is a leading national specialty women’s apparel retailer. As of May 2008, the company operates more than 830 dressbarn stores in 46 states and more than 650 maurices stores in 43 states.
During their sixth annual charitable sales promotion in October (or while supplies last), dressbarn stores are selling a plush dog toy, "Chloe," for $5, with a minimum of $2.50 from each sale going to the Society. Created in collaboration with the American Cancer Society Eastern Division, this in-store cause-marketing campaign is part of dressbarn’s integrated relationship with the Society. dressbarn is promoting the sale of Chloe with magazine editorial support, in-store promotional posters, customer reminders in credit card statements and email notices, and by salespeople wearing ribbons promoting "Chloe" to shoppers during the promotion.
This in-store campaign is part of dressbarn, inc.'s ongoing relationship with the American Cancer Society since 2003. Together with customers and associates, dressbarn inc. has proudly contributed more than $4.5 million to the American Cancer Society for the fight against cancer.
The Society truly appreciates all the support dressbarn,inc. and their employees give to raising funds for the fight against cancer. Thank you!
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Canon U.S.A., Inc
Canon U.S.A., Inc., delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions.
This year, Canon will celebrate a great milestone 10 years of contributing to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®. In celebration of that event, Canon is selling a special-edition pink camera/printer bundle kit to help raise awareness of breast cancer. To further emphasize the Society’s mission of prevention and early detection, the kit includes a mammogram reminder magnet and pink ribbon charm. In addition, Canon is providing a link to www.cancer.org/breastcancer on its Web site. The products are being sold through Canon’s retail distributors and on its online store starting in October while supplies last.
In the 10 years that Canon U.S.A., Inc., and their employees have supported Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, they have donated nearly $600,000 and have also made production contributions to the Society each year.
The American Cancer Society appreciates Canon U.S.A., Inc., for recognizing this great milestone and thanks the company and its employees for their ongoing support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
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Cumberland Farms is a regional chain of convenience stores operating primarily in 11 states in the eastern United States.
For the first time, in October 2008, Cumberland Farms will sell American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® pink ribbon donation cards in all 578 of their stores to support the Society’s fight against breast cancer. Cumberland Farms has been a Making Strides flagship sponsor in Boston since 1993. During that time, the company’s CEO has sponsored each Cumberland Farms employee who has walked in the Boston Making Strides event.
The American Cancer Society thanks Cumberland Farms for their participation in the fight against breast cancer and for their long-standing nationwide involvement in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
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Lowe’s is a US-based chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores, which now serves more than 14 million customers a week through 1,555 stores in the United States and Canada.
For the second year, participating Lowe's stores are featuring the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® pink ribbon donation card at their registers during October and is inviting customers to sign up to participate in the Making Strides events. Breast cancer awareness messaging is being posted at these sign-up stations. Lowe's stores in New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania are participating.
To date, Lowe’s has raised almost $130,000 for the American Cancer Society and the fight against breast cancer.
The American Cancer Society truly appreciates Lowe’s and would like to thank them for supporting our mission.
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