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Be a part of the solution

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there are plenty of items to help raise money for research. Most of them are pink. Here's a sampling.

AVENUE TO A CURE: Hit the mall - and help raise funds for breast cancer research - as part of Saks Fifth Avenue's annual Key to the Cure campaign. Throughout October, a limited-edition T-shirt from designer Diane von Furstenberg is on sale, with 5 percent of all proceeds going to national and local cancer and women's health Women's Health Definition

Women's health is the effect of gender on disease and health that encompasses a broad range of biological and psychosocial issues.
 organizations. Swing by one of 58 store locations - including Beverly Hills Beverly Hills, city (1990 pop. 31,971), Los Angeles co., S Calif., completely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles; inc. 1914. The largely residential city is home to many motion-picture and television personalities.  - on Oct. 28 and 29, and a percentage of all sales will also be donated. In addition, the weekend will feature the sale of 750 Mercedes-Benz Signature R-Class autos with the goal of raising $1 million for research. For more information on Key to the Cure, visit

LIFE-SAVING SCARF: Get wrapped up in cancer awareness with Ford Motor Co.'s ``Tied to the Cause'' initiative. Fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer Lilly Pulitzer (b. 1931, Roslyn, New York) is a socialite and prominent fashion designer. History
Lilly Pulitzer was christened Lillian Lee McKim to a socialite family in Roslyn, New York in 1931; Lilly Lee was her nickname among her friends.
 has created a silk scarf exclusively for the company. Available for purchase for $35 through the end of the year, net proceeds Net Proceeds

The amount received after all costs are deducted from the sale of a piece of property or security.

In the case of an investor selling a security, net proceeds represent the proceeds from the sale minus any trading costs (i.e. commissions).
 of scarf sales will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a breast cancer research and education organization. To order, visit, or, or call (877) SGK-SHOP.

RIGHT ON TARGET: Target is taking aim at breast cancer this October with its exclusive pink collection, featuring a variety of fashion apparel and accessories and home and lifestyle items from $1 to $100. Pink polo shirts are available for men, women and children ($8-$10), as are flip-flops ($6), bracelets ($1-$100), a travel set ($18) and even a CD featuring Sarah McLachlan, Luther Vandross and, of course, Pink ($5.99). One hundred percent of net profits will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For more information, check out

CLEAR KNOWLEDGE: Lenox is thinking clearly when it comes to raising breast cancer awareness. The tabletop and giftware company has added three new pieces to its Gift of Knowledge line, which began last year as a way to honor women and help fund cancer research. The Gift of Knowledge Candy Bowl ($29.95) and Bud Vase ($29.95) are made of lightly pink-tinted crystal, while the Breast Cancer Ribbon Ornament ($19.95) is a crystal piece shaped like the international symbol in the fight against breast cancer. Lenox will donate a portion of the proceeds to The Gifts of Knowledge items are available at department and retail stores, as well as

WHAT A PAL: Be a friend to cancer research with PursePal, a sturdy hook and medallion that lets women secure their bag to nearly any restaurant table. A rubber pad eliminates slipping, and the brass construction Brass Construction was a funk group from Brooklyn, New York. They scored two Billboard Hot 100 entries in 1976 - the most successful being "Movin'," which hit #14. They had much more success on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, with nine chart entries, including "Movin'," which  lets PursePal hold up to 10 pounds. Throughout October and the rest of the year, PursePal will donate $5 to the Susan G. Komen and Evelyn Lauder foundations for every sale of its Pink Ribbon design. PursePal comes in two sizes: Day Bag ($34.99) and Evening Bag ($29.99) and is available at or by calling (866) 347-8773. Five other designs, each with a charitable beneficiary, are also available.

FANCY FUNDRAISER: Jewels are a girl's best friend - at least those from Luxe Jewels Luxe Jewels is a supplier of jewelry and jewelry making kits which uses a direct sales party plan model to market to the general public. Luxe Jewels was founded by Jessica Herrin in 2004 who previously co-founded . In October, the company will donate 10 percent of proceeds from items bought online at the Think Pink Boutique to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Luxe Jewels is also offering the Awareness Bracelet ($29), designed by creative director and breast cancer survivor Janice Parsons Parsons, city (1990 pop. 11,924), Labette co., SE Kans.; inc. 1871. It is a shipping point for dairy products, grain, and livestock. Manufactures include ammunition, wire and paper products, plastics, and appliances. , from which $5 of every sale will go to the foundation. To purchase, visit

CLEAN CURE: Sit back, relax and help a good cause with a variety of scented bath products whose sales will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Sweet Grass Farm, an all-natural bath and body line, will donate 10 percent of its sales of the Rose Orange Cinnamon All Natural Hand Cut Soap bar Soap bar or Soapbar may refer to:
  • A bar of soap, surfactant used in conjunction with water for washing and cleaning.
  • A slang name for a form of contaminated hashish (Common In Britain).
  • P-90 single coil electric guitar pickup.
 ($3) and the Beach Rose Sea Salts ($5) throughout October. Both items are available at Aromafloria, an aromatherapy aromatherapy

Therapy using essential oils and water-based colloids extracted from plant materials to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual health and balance. Single or combined extracts may be diffused into inhaled air, used in massage oil, or added to bathwater.
 product retailer, is also donating 10 percent of its October sales of the Sensory Fusion Pomegranate pomegranate (pŏm`grănĭt, pŏm`ə–), handsome deciduous and somewhat thorny large shrub or small tree (Punica granatum  Bath Fizz ($22) to the organization. To order, call (800) 424-4023 or visit

MUSLIM VOLUNTEERS WANTED: A Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.  research team, led by a UCLA School of Public Health The UCLA School of Public Health is the graduate school of public health affiliated with UCLA, and is located within the Center for Health Sciences building on the UCLA campus. UCLA is located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.  professor, is seeking 400 Muslim women for a study to assess breast cancer screening This article or section recently underwent a major revision or rewrite and needs further review. You can help! X-ray mammography
Mammography is still the modality of choice for screening of early breast cancer, since it is relatively fast, reasonably accurate, and
 perceptions, needs and barriers in that community. Researchers hope to better understand how culture, religion and health care play a part in the lives of Muslim women. The study is being funded by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For more information or to volunteer, contact the University Muslim Medical Association Community Clinic at (323) 967-0375, or visit


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