*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Bloomingdales. I only participate in campaigns I believe in, and all opinions are 100% my own.
The world is tickled pink in October to make a difference. Why? It's Breast Cancer Awareness month! I have seen so many great organizations and charities reaching out and showing their support with all the awareness programs. I love the color pink. Whenever I see a pink ribbon or symbol, I think of courage, hope, femininity, strength, knowledge, influence, empowerment. Pink is such a powerful color.
Breast cancer is a sensitive topic to discuss, especially because there are millions of women affected with breast cancer today. Here are the statistics I found on the Cancer.org website:
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
The American Cancer Society's estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2013 are:
- About 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 39,620 women will die from breast cancer
Breast Cancer Awareness is an initiative to help women become informed, be proactive, take preventative measures, and help to find a cure! And in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Bloomingdale’s will fund research support and awareness programs at these three organizations: the Breast Cancer Research Foundation,® The Tutu Project™ benefiting The Carey Foundation and the Cancer Vixen Fund™ at Beth Israel Hospital.
Here's a rundown of the details:
From October 1 through November 3, 2013, enroll by charging a $15 fee on your Bloomingdale's card–100% funds research, support and awareness programs at The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Tutu Project benefiting The Carey Foundation and The Cancer Vixen Fund at Beth Israel Hospital.Then shop to your heart's content (even for cosmetics and fragrances) on your Bloomingdale's card.
You'll be mailed a Give Pink, Get More gift card worth up to $250 in December–just in time for the holidays–to use at any Bloomingdale's store and bloomingdales.com.*
*Subject to credit approval. May not be used as payment or credit on a Bloomingdale's card account or exchanged for cash. Restrictions and exclusions apply. TERMS & CONDITIONS.
Want to participate? Visit the Give Pink Get More Microsite to learn more.
Here are some great additional resources on the #GivePink campaign with Bloomingdale's:
Program Hashtag: #GivePink