Breast Cancer touches all of us in some way. Though every day calls for awareness, in October we rise together to help promote the breast cancer cause, educate and raise money to fund key breast cancer research.
Each week, we’ll be featuring a CafePress designer’s story about how their lives have been affected by the disease. This week, let’s hear from Holly (Scarebaby Design):
“My sister Kristin was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 1997. For more than five years – tough, amazing, difficult, beautiful years – she lived every moment fully. Her motto was “No negativity!”, and her mantra was “Never give up!” She was not just a mother, a wife, a sister, a co-worker, a neighbor, she was a true life force who impacted everyone she knew. She went out of her way to reach out to other women with breast cancer. And she had a way of making everyone she met feel important. Her high spirits and positive attitude were a gift to all of us.
I can’t help but think that with the advances in medicine and research, made possible by the contributions of people like Cafepress customers, we have come far in the 16 years since Kristin’s diagnosis. To honor her legacy, I am thrilled that, during October, Cafepress will donate 10% of the final purchase price from t-shirts I’ve designed to awareness and research. Like Kristin, we must never give up.”
CafePress teams with BCRF!
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure in our lifetime. Help us support BCRF and help bring an end to cancer. Here are just a few ways BCRF is making a difference:
- In 2013, BCRF will award $45 million to the most promising researchers around the world.
- BCRF funds more than 200 researchers hailing from 6 continents, 12 countries and 25 states.
- 91 cents of every $1 BCRF spends goes directly to research and awareness programs.
To assist with its ongoing mission, CafePress will donate 10% from the final purchase price* (retail price minus discounts) of taggedbreast cancer awareness products all October long. Please join us as we encourage and support this heroic cause—find, wear, carry and share breast cancer awareness merchandise at www.cafepress.com!
Learn more about The Breast Cancer Research Foundation at www.bcrfcure.org
*Now through October 31, 2013, CafePress is donating 10%* from the final purchase price of breast cancer awareness products(which equals retail price minus discounts) from the CafePress Marketplace to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.