We are currently searching for organizations to donate a portion of HOPE proceeds for 2014. From October 1-14, customers nominated their favorite breast cancer-related organizations. Voting is NOW OPEN for all eligible nominated organizations. Voting open from October 15, 2014 to October 31, 2014. The top 3 vote-getters will receive a combined donation of 10% of proceeds from all HOPE bra sales between 12/1/13-11/30/14. First place receives 50%, second place receives 30%, third place receives 20%. Donations will be made by 12/11/14.
Voting closes on October 31, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. Maximum 1 vote per Facebook account during the contest duration.
To learn more about this campaign, visit our Support in a Big Way page.
More about these nominated charities:
- FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered: Mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
- Wings of Hope: Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center assists those with cancer at all stages of their illness and helps families and friends cope with cancer in their lives. They provide emotional support and guidance for people with cancer, family members and health professionals. All donations go directly towards helping another person dealing with cancer in the eastern NE/western IA area.
- Livingston Chicks n’ Chaps: They help raise awareness by putting on a rodeo demonstration and raising funds to help those who can not afford it gain access to breast exams and treatment. In two years they have already collected over $130,000.00.
- Markey Cancer Center: To provide state-of-the-art cancer care through facilities including the comprehensive breast care center. All-in-one services allow women to make a one-day visit for mammography, ultrasound, and even biopsy services. This is a great help to women from rural areas who may have to travel far to access high-tech mammography and screening via Tomosynthesis.
- Halt Cancer at X: The goal of this organization is to Halt Breast Cancer. Rebecca Farms in Kalispell, MT created it in memory of a very special woman.
- Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF): The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), founded in 1993 by the late Evelyn H. Lauder, works to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $500 million to support research at medical institutions across the globe conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will help lead to prevention and a cure.
- Look Good, Feel Better: Look Good Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Look Good Feel Better group programs are open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment. In the United States alone, more than 900,000 women have participated in the program, which now offers 15,400 group workshops nationwide in more than 2,500 locations.
- American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
- 26.2 with DONNA: 26.2 with DONNA is a private non-profit organization in Northeast Florida producing the only marathon in the U.S. dedicated to breast cancer research and care. Its mission is to passionately produce world class events to raise funds for ground breaking breast cancer research and empower women living with breast cancer.
Remember Betty was also nominated, however it did not meet our requirements of being an active 501(c)(3) organization. Still a worthy mission, but is not in consideration for this years funds.
Vote and help us spread the word! We want you to tell us where to donate these funds. To learn more about this campaign, or to vote, visit our Support in a Big Way page.