Dots’ Girlfriends’ Giving Back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
GLENWILLOW, Ohio, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Dots, LLC announced today that it will team with Susan G. Komen for the CureÃ‚® to help raise awareness of the importance of breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment during Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the launch of the “Girlfriends Giving Back” program.
Beginning October 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009, Dots will sell a plush puppy and signature Dots fragrance for $4.50; with $1 donation to Susan G. Komen for the CureÃ‚®; as well as a t-shirt for $10; with $3 donation. Dots has promised the organization a minimum of $20,000. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an initiative that began in 1985 by major charities to promote early detection via mammogram.
“Early detection of breast cancer is critical for women of all ages and we couldn’t think of a better way to bring attention to such an important cause,” said Rick Bunka, Dots’ President. “The ‘Girlfriends Giving Back’ initiative is a way for Dots and our customers to help make a difference and lead the fight to find a cure for breast cancer. Dots is committed to finding ways that our Organization can share in the challenges facing our communities. Whether you were diagnosed with this life-threatening disease or know someone who is, we can all do our part in help save a life.”
According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 192,370 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in 2009 and 40,170 deaths from the disease. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, following lung cancer.
A mainstay in women’s specialty retail for over 20 years, Chairman and CEO Robert Glick founded the company with one Cleveland location and a passion for retail. Dots is committed to staying ahead of the latest trends with fashion-forward buyers shopping Europe, New York and Los Angeles for the next fresh and fun look. Today the chain operates more than 400 stores within a 26 state footprint. Visit Dots online at www.dots.com.
About Susan G. Komen for the CureÃ‚®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
SOURCE Dots, LLC