Bernina of America – Sew Pink
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is pleased to partner with Bernina of America in the breast cancer movement. From October 1, 2010 through October 31, 2010, Bernina of America will offer a Bernina sewing machine demo project that will benefit Komen. Bernina of America has made a $25,000 donation in connection with this program. Stop in at your local Bernina dealer and check out all the new sewing machines.
Pink Ribbon Quilts: A Book Because of Breast Cancer
Mimi Dietrich, author of Pink Ribbon Quilts, has five cancer-free years behind her. Mimi has combined her quilt-making talents and her experience with breast cancer to create an inspiring book of quilt projects especially for women struggling with the disease. Quilters of all skill levels can create a quilt to brighten a day in the life of a breast-cancer patient, survivor, or care-giver, and join Mimi and thousands of other women in the enduring fight to find a cure. 11 step-by-step projects include a comfort pillow, friendship quilts, and large raffle quilts-all using a pink-ribbon theme or pink fabric. Mimi’s personal story reveals how quilting helped in her recovery, and shares her tips on what friends of women with breast cancer can do to help. A portion of the proceeds from Pink Ribbon Quilts will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Think Pink Quiting Books
DRG, now in the third generation of Muselman family ownership, is partnering with the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in the ongoing effort to promote breast cancer awareness through three Think Pink pattern books, with one published under the company’s popular House of White Birches brand. House of White Birches publishes magazines and books containing patterns for knitters, crocheters, and quilters. A portion of the proceeds from the books will go to breast cancer awareness efforts. Over the past two years, DRG has given monetary gifts totaling about $10,000 to the IU cancer center, with thousands of dollars in additional proceeds already accrued in 2010 to go to the center.
Update your status at Yahoo
Yahoo wants you to stop in and post an update at their Shine Web page supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. Why are you turning pink? Perhaps it’s in honor of a sister survivor, a best friend’s battle or a personal triumph. Together our reasons will make a difference. For each status update in October, Yahoo! will donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, up to $50,000, to help uninsured women get free mammograms. Currently the update ticker is over 19,000 comments.
A Crucial Catch: Annual Screening Saves Lives
For the second consecutive year, NFL players are wearing pink to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The NFL has developed unique ways to show it’s support with the American Cancer Society’s “A Crucial Catch: Annual Screening Saves Lives” program.