Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East Supports The Battle Against Breast Cancer With Unique Package

One Of The Premier Hotels In Midtown New York Will Donate $100 To Susan G. Komen® Greater NYC Every Time Select Suites Are Booked Throughout October

Highlighting Marriott’s Spirit to Serve, Courtyard by Marriott Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East (at 866 Third Avenue in New York, New York) has pledged to donate $100 to Susan G. Komen Greater New York City each time a special pink-themed suite is booked at the hotel any day in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Along with the hotel’s charitable donation on their behalf, guests will receive deluxe overnight accommodations for prices starting at $359 a night with a choice of two Susan G. Komen promotional items. Promotional items are chosen upon guests’ arrival and will be delivered to their homes following checkout.

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East pledges to donate $100 to Susan G. Komen Greater NYC each time a guest books one of their pink-themed suites, offered throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For information, visit www.marriott.com/MYCME or call the hotel directly at 1-212-644-1300.  (PRNewsFoto/Courtyard New York Manhattan/Mi)

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East pledges to donate $100 to Susan G. Komen Greater NYC each time a guest books one of their pink-themed suites, offered throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For information, visit http://www.marriott.com/MYCME or call the hotel directly at 1-212-644-1300. (PRNewsFoto/Courtyard New York Manhattan/Mi)

Started in 1982, Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, Komen has invested more than $2.6 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. Komen’s efforts have helped reduce death rates from breast cancer by 34 percent since 1990; and have helped improve five-year relative survival rates for early stage cancers from 74 to 99 percent. The hotel has decided to partner with the local Affiliate, Komen Greater NYC, as a way to continue Marriott‘s tradition of community service and to help support those outside the hotel walls.

The hotel features 18 floors with 313 rooms, 4 suites, 1 meeting room with 420 square feet of space, a state-of-the-art fitness center and Table 866, open for breakfast. Positioned in the heart of Manhattan’s Midtown East, the hotel seeks to serve the surrounding community with which it shares a home. Visitors of all kinds will love the hotel’s convenience to top destinations including Radio City Music Hall, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center and much more. Guests can also explore nearby restaurants, Times Square, Fifth Avenue or New York Botanical Gardens, as well as order tickets to an unforgettable Broadway show, just a short taxi ride away.

After action-packed days in the city, travelers will return to contemporary accommodations that are 40 percent larger than average NYC hotel rooms. Guests will enjoy sinking into Marriott’s signature bedding while connecting to complimentary wireless Internet access, available in each of the rooms, and watching their favorite shows on flat-panel TVs. Business travelers will additionally appreciate private workspaces with large desks and ergonomic chairs for a comfortable and convenient place to prepare for their next meeting.

In the mornings, visitors are invited to fuel up with healthy selections and specialty Starbucks beverages at Table 866, located on the 12th floor of the hotel, which features inspiring skyline views of the city. The Market is also available in the lobby for guests to buy on-the-go snacks and toiletries forgotten at home.

No matter what brings them to the Big Apple, October travelers are encouraged to join the hotel’s care for the cause and book a special pink-themed suite today.


Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. For information, visit www.marriott.com/NYCME or call directly at 1-212-644-1300.

Chico Offers Limited-Edition Scarf by Watercolor Artist and Entrepreneur Sheila Johnson To Benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)

Chico’s announces the launch of a limited-edition scarf designed by watercolor artist and business entrepreneur Sheila Johnson to support Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. During the campaign, Chico’s will offer the limited-edition scarf, designed by Johnson, at Chico’s boutiques across the US and Canada, as well as online at www.chicos.com. The company will donate $10 to Stand Up To Cancer (up to $100,000) for every scarf purchased from now through to the end of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Chico's Limited Edition Cerulean Sky Scarf  by Artist and Businesswoman Sheila Johnson, To Benefit Stand Up To Cancer(PRNewsFoto/Chico's)

Chico’s Limited Edition Cerulean Sky Scarf by Artist and Businesswoman Sheila Johnson, To Benefit Stand Up To Cancer(PRNewsFoto/Chico’s)

 

We’re thrilled to continue our important collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer and to join forces with powerhouse Sheila Johnson to help raise funds and awareness for such a worthy cause,” says Liz Hodges, Chico’s Senior Vice President of Customer Experience. “Stand Up To Cancer is a formidable organization that is pushing cancer research forward to an unprecedented degree. Chico’s, together with our customers, is proud to be able to contribute to such a dynamic effort.

The mission of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C was established in the United States in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about cancer prevention as well as progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C’s scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and provide expert review of research progress.

Sheila Crump Johnson is an American artist and businesswoman, co-founder of BET (with her ex-husband, Robert Johnson), CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, and the first black American female billionaire. Johnson is team president, managing partner, and governor of the WNBA‘s Washington Mystics, a position she earned before the 2005 season. On May 24, 2005, Washington Sports and Entertainment Chairman, Abe Pollin, sold the Mystics to Lincoln Holdings LLC, where Johnson served as president. She is the first African-American woman to be an owner or partner in three professional sports franchises: the Washington Capitals (NHL), the Washington Wizards (NBA), and the Washington Mystics (WNBA). Johnson is also CEO of Salamander Hospitality, a company she founded in 2005. Salamander’s portfolio includes: Reunion Resort located in Reunion, Florida; The Woodlands Resort & Inn, in Summerville, SC; The Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, a 900-acre (3.6 km2), 72 hole PGA tour golf course in Palm Harbor, FL; and The Salamander Resort & Spa in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Middleburg, VA. (The Woodlands Resort & Inn was recently sold to Charleston attorney Johnny Linton, but is still managed by Salamander.)

Johnson is a Global Ambassador for CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Her I Am Powerful Challenge” raised over $8 million in 2007. She serves as Chair of the Board of Governors of Parsons The New School for Design in New York and funded the opening of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, combining classrooms, public program spaces and galleries. She sits on the boards of VH1’s Save the Music Foundation, Americans for the Arts, the Curry School of Education Foundation at the University of Virginia, and the University of Illinois Foundation. Johnson is also the Ambassador for the Healthy Site Institute, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity for women.

I learned about Stand Up To Cancer many years ago and have been personally invested in this organization since it was started,” says Johnson. “I became involved because I’ve lost so many friends and close family members to cancer. Only research can answer why this disease touches so many, and research needs dollars to continue the fight.”

We are deeply grateful to Chico’s for helping raise awareness about Stand Up To Cancer among their customers all over the U.S. and Canada. We can each play a role in the fight against cancer,” said SU2C Co-founder and (retired) entertainment industry veteran producer and executive Sherry Lansing.

GNC Partners with Its Vendors to Support the National Breast Cancer Foundation during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

TOGETHER, GNC AND 57 PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS HAVE DONATED MORE THAN $300,000; AND A NATIONAL CONSUMER CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF ON OCTOBER 1ST TO RAISE EVEN MORE

With the goal of bringing greater education and focus to a disease that impacts millions of Americans every day, GNC Holdings, Inc., the nation’s largest specialty retailer of health and wellness products, announced that it is partnering with 57 of its third party vendors in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

GNC Partners with Its Vendors to Support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  (PRNewsFoto/GNC Holdings, Inc)

GNC Partners with Its Vendors to Support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. (PRNewsFoto/GNC Holdings, Inc)

In its first campaign for the cause, GNC and its vendor partners have contributed over $300,000 in support of the efforts for NBCF. GNC’s customers will be invited to join in support of this important cause starting October 1st by making $1, $5 and $10 donations at registers at any of the company’s U.S. retail corporate and franchise locations as well as online at www.GNC.com.

Breast cancer impacts millions of women and their families every day,” said Joe Fortunato, President and CEO, GNC. “In this new partnership – our first direct involvement in the fight against breast cancer – we are pleased to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world. At the same time,” he added, “we are thrilled with the support that so many of our fine product manufacturers are showing in this vital effort.”+

GNC has always been on the cutting-edge of helping people improve the quality of their lives,” says Janelle Hail, NBCF Founder & CEO.  “Through their partnership with NBCF, they will also be helping us save lives.  Early detection of breast cancer is critical to survival, but so many women in America don’t have access to the resources they need to detect it early.  GNC’s generous donation will help us provide free mammograms and patient navigation services for underserved woman in all 50 states.” Continue reading

Marg Helgenberger Teams Up Again with Stand Up To Cancer and The Safeway Foundation in the Fight against Breast Cancer

PUBLIC SERVICE CAMPAIGN WILL HELP RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR INNOVATIVE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

STAND UP TO CANCER (SU2C), a program of the ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FOUNDATION (EIF), and THE SAFEWAY FOUNDATION have collaborated on a second public service campaign featuring actress and SU2C Ambassador Marg Helgenberger. The campaign, entitled “Together, We’re Creating a Brighter Tomorrow,” is designed to raise funds and increase awareness for the fight against breast cancer. The campaign launches October 1, the start of NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.

Marg Helgenberger in the new PSA with The Safeway Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).  (PRNewsFoto/Entertainment Industry Foundation)

Marg Helgenberger in the new PSA with The Safeway Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). (PRNewsFoto/Entertainment Industry Foundation)

Stand Up To Cancer raises funds to hasten the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. SU2C also marshals the resources of the media and entertainment industries in the fight against this disease. An initiative of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a non-profit organization – it began in the USA in 2008 with a landmark telecast on the ABC, CBS and NBC networks. The third U.S.-based telecast was broadcast on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and 22 cable networks on Sept. 7, 2012. Internationally, in addition to the Netherlands, Stand Up To Cancer launched in the United Kingdom with a four-hour live televised fundraiser on Channel 4 in collaboration with Cancer Research U.K. on Oct. 17, 2012.

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women, with 1 in 8 women in the US affected each year.  Through this public service announcement, SU2C and The Safeway Foundation encourage men and women to support Stand-Up-to-Cancervital research to find a cure for breast cancer.

I am proud and honored to be a part of this campaign again and work closely with two organizations dedicated to eradicating this disease,” said Helgenberger, best known for her role as Catherine Willows on the CBS drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. “I stand up for my mother and stand strong alongside all the women and families who have been affected by this disease.”

The campaign will coincide with Safeway’s annual in-store Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser, which offers customers multiple opportunities to give at more than 1,600 Safeway stores across the United States and Canada. The campaign will extend through November 3.

At the center of the public service campaign is a limited-edition, breast cancer awareness-themed reusable shopping bag. The bag will be available for purchase at all Safeway locations, including Vons, Pavilions, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Dominick’s, and Carrs stores, as well as online at www.safewayfoundation.org. Two dollars from the sale of each $2.99 reusable bag will go directly to breast cancer research. Additionally, Safeway shoppers will have a chance to make a separate donation at checkout stands. Continue reading

Bright Pink® teams up with Aerie® by American Eagle Outfitters for the 2013 Show Your Support Campaign Focused On Breast Health Awareness For Young Women.

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Aerie to donate 100% of sales from Limited Edition Bright Pink Bridget Bra

BE BRILLIANT. BE BOLD. BE BRIGHT PINK

National breast and ovarian preventive health non-profit Bright Pink is proud to announce an integrated initiative with Aerie, the intimates and apparel brand from American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. For the fourth consecutive year Aerie and Bright Pink will run an in-store and online campaign from September 18th through the month of October (BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH) while supplies last. Aerie will launch a limited edition Bright Pink Bridget™ Bra with 100% of sales benefitting Bright Pink. The goal of the partnership is to spark the conversations around the importance of breast health awareness starting at a young age.

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Under the motto, BE BRILLIANT. BE BOLD. BE BRIGHT PINKBright Pink® is the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support for high-risk individuals. The organization strives to serve as “the big sister, the best friend, the trusted advisor, the dependable source of support for everything related to your breast and ovarian health“. You can visit them online to join the “bright movement”, learn about breast and ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors, assess your personal risk for these diseases with their  “Assess Your Risk” tool, and download helpful tools such as Questions Every Young Woman Should Ask Her Doctor, Cancer-Fighting Food Shopping Guides, and more Tools To Be Proactive. For young women at high risk, they can request and receive a mentor through the PinkPal® One-on-One Peer Support Program or find a local Experiential Outreach Group to get support in a city near them. Brighten Up today at www.BrightPink.org.

We’re so grateful to continue our long-standing partnership with Aerie and reach millions of young women with our life-saving mission. Our hope is that this multifaceted partnership will serve as a call to action for all young women to commit to be breast self aware,” said Bright Pink Founder and CEO, Lindsay Avner. “Throughout the Show Your Support 2013 campaign, we hope to enroll at least 5,000 more young women in our UnderwireAlertsTM monthly breast-check text message reminder program. The critical funds raised through Bright Pink’s partnership with Aerie will propel our educational programs and tools such as UnderwireAlertsTM to unprecedented growth, thereby equipping millions of young women throughout the US with these critical resources that empower them to be preemptive with their breast and ovarian health.

Aerie American Eagle Outfitters to donate 100% of sales from Limited Edition Bright Pink Bridget Bra.  (PRNewsFoto/American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.)

Aerie American Eagle Outfitters to donate 100% of sales from Limited Edition Bright Pink Bridget Bra. (PRNewsFoto/American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.)

Aerie is proud to take our partnership with Bright Pink to the next level through the 2013 Show Your Support Campaign that includes the launch of our limited edition Bright Pink Bridget Bra with 100% of sales benefitting Bright Pink,” said Jennifer Foyle, Chief Merchandising Officer of Aerie. “Our work with Bright Pink allows us to connect with our consumer on a deeper, more personal level and shows our commitment to making young women feel pretty inside and out.” Continue reading

The Fashion+Lifestyle 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness Month Round-Up Report

CARIBOU COFFEE PARTNERS WITH CANCERCARE THROUGH AMY’S BLEND CAMPAIGN TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO THOSE IMPACTED BY BREAST CANCER

CARIBOU’S ANNUAL AMY’S BLEND COLLECTION AND NEW FACEBOOK HUB HONORS ORIGINAL ROASTMASTER, AND HELPS THOSE AFFECTED BY BREAST CANCER

CARIBOU COFFEE COMPANY, INC. have announced that for the 17th consecutive year, it will remember its original roastmaster, AMY ERICKSON, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1995. Through its annual AMY’S BLEND PROGRAM, Caribou will once again pay tribute to Amy by supporting men and women in the Caribou communities who are impacted by the disease. As part of this year’s initiative, Caribou is excited to announce a new partnership with AMY’S BLEND PROGRAM, a

CARIBOU COFFEE COMPANY, INC. AMY’S BLEND PROGRAM: Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. today announced that for the 17th consecutive year, it will remember its original roastmaster, Amy Erickson, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1995. From Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 through Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, Caribou will offer its special Amy’s Blend collection — which includes coffee, tea, and merchandise — both in stores and online, and will donate 10 percent of all proceeds from collection sales to CancerCare to support free services for those affected by breast cancer. (PRNewsFoto/Caribou Coffee Company, Inc.)

national nonprofit organization committed to providing free support services for anyone affected by cancer diagnosis. From Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 through Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, Caribou will offer its special AMY’S BLEND COLLECTION – which includes coffee, tea, and merchandise – both in stores and online. For those that knew Amy, her enthusiasm and zeal for life was contagious, so Caribou is proud to continue to offer the collection in honor of her, and to donate 10 percent of all proceeds from collection sales to CANCERCARE to support free services for those affected by breast cancer.

Giving back to the community is at the core of our company, and we were moved by CancerCare’s approach to providing support services, including financial assistance, on a very local and individual level,” said MIKE TATTERSFIELD, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF CARIBOU COFFEE. “We are very excited to work with an organization that will help those impacted by breast cancer in Caribou’s communities to provide support for co-payments, home care, transportation to and from treatment, and other miscellaneous costs and needs, all while paying tribute to our dear friend, Amy Erickson.”

Caribou is also encouraging everyone to head to the dedicated Facebook tab to learn about Amy and access valuable CANCERCARE resources. For every new “Like” on Caribou’s Facebook page, the company will donate an additional $1 to CANCERCARE. For full terms and conditions, please visit: www.cariboucoffee.com/liketodonate. Continue reading