While we celebrate and provide resources to those on their journey with Breast Cancer everyday, October brings a nationally recognized opportunity to offer our support to survivors. At SleekSleeves, it’s important to us to support the breast cancer community through awareness building at the intersection of fashion and function, which is why we’re excited for the initiatives we’ve put together this October.
The first is the launch of our “Go Pink” collection, which features three patterns (Pink, Neon Pink and Pretty in Pink) in all of our sleeve models. What’s special about this collection is that until October 31, 10% of all proceeds will benefit Breastcancer.org, a national not-for-profit organization that works to “help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer.” Their mission aligns with ours to provide a stylish option for medical device coverage and serve as a resource for those on their journey and we couldn’t be happier to support this great organization.
We are also happy to announce that we are again partnering with our friends at Lauren’s Hope Medical ID Jewelry to offer a series of giveaways that feature our Pink Long Arm Sleeves which can be worn at upcoming breast cancer awareness events and their newly released Hope Cuff and Thriver Medical ID Bracelet. Survivors and women undergoing treatment for breast cancer need to wear Lymphedema Alert medical ID bracelets, and these new medical ID designs from Lauren's Hope are a great way to achieve that while also raising awareness. In addition, our pals at LH will donate a portion of the October proceeds from Hope and Thriver to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
The giveaways will be hosted on the SleekSleeves Facebook page on the dates listed below and feature the following giveaway items:
- October 7, 2014: One pair of SleekSleeves Pink Long Arm Sleeves and one Hope Cuff from Lauren’s Hope. (This giveaway has ended)
- Rebecca: "I'm a 16 year breast cancer survivor. I am so grateful for all the support shown to me and others. However, I have been recently diagnosed with it again. I was told this time it's in both breast. I will undergo double mastectomy the end of this month. Please keep me and all others in your thoughts and prayers."
- Andrea: "I am always there for my aunt to give a lending ear and a shoulder to cry on."
- Shirley: "The best way to support is just to be there, to sit quietly, show love and caring and listen without giving "advice". That's what my young daughters did for me during my treatment and I will always remember and be thankful for that"
- Deanna: "I'm just a good listener. If you need me I'm there. Stay strong to all the folks fighting this disease."
- Francheska: "I'm in my breast cancer battle now. I will win!"
- October 9, 2014: One pair of SleekSleeves Pink Long Arm Sleeves and one Thriver Bracelet from Lauren’s Hope (This giveaway has ended)
- Tammy J.: "Make her dinner and drop it off! Like others have said people often say "let me know if I can do anything". As a young mom with breast cancer, dinner is a thorn in my side, and if someone could do that for me it would be fabulous!"
- Beccy: "For my best friend Debbie Juhasz: I love you and I'm so inspired by your courage. You are never alone, and you will always be loved no matter what. The greatest gift I can give you is my unconditional and non-judgemental listening ears xxoo"
- Heather: "What's helped me in this fight: Love, kindness and compassion and encouragement. I share the same with all those I come in contact with who are also fighting breast cancer or may have lost a loved one!"
- Tammy N.: "Continue the friendship in the manner that you did before the diagnosis. Your friend with breast cancer will appreciate that because she is trying to maintain a sense of normalcy while she works through this life altering event."
- Katrina: "Don't stop communications because you are afraid you will say the wrong thing...it will flow naturally..we will share ..we have learned to be stronger than you could ever think.."
- October 15, 2014: One pair of SleekSleeves Pink Long Arm Sleeves and one Hope Cuff from Lauren’s Hope (This giveaway has ended)
- Kay: "My wife is a breast cancer survivor, where do you get the bracelets?"
- Evelyn: "Myself.....Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) breast cancer survivor....3yrs 10 months....."
- Jennifer W.: "I'm supporting my cousin that is going thru chemo right now with breast cancer and my great grandmother that passed away with breast cancer... And everyone that is fighting it and that have lost their fight due to it... And would love to have the sleeves for work cus we are wearing pink at work to show our support this Friday and we have to wear sleeves everyday at work. "Fight like a girl"
- Joan: "All survivors!!! Almost 5 yrs for me!!!!"
- Tinisa: "My mother in law.. Paula West.. cancer free 8 yrs and counting!!! One of the strongest women I kno.. always kept a smile on her face and worked through the cancer.. I love this women unconditionally."
- October 17, 2014: One pair of SleekSleeves Pink Long Arm Sleeves and one Thriver Bracelet from Lauren’s Hope (This giveaway has ended)
- Lisa: "Wearing Pink everyday in October in Indio, California."
- Becky: "Still fighting(my final battle) from Wilmington Ohio"
- Ginger: "1 year Breast cancer SURVIVOR for this Straight up Gal from Antigo Wisconsin"
- Kristine: "I support from Biloxi, Ms."
- Yvonne: "I SUPPORT MY WONDERFUL MOMMY LILLIE RIZO SHE IS A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR!!!! AS WELL AS MY AUNT, MY COUSINS, AND ALL WHO HAVE FOUGHT THE FIGHT TO WIN AND THOSE THAT HAVE LOST THEIR BATTLE! BREAST CANCER AWARENESS!!!!"
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