Another Way HingeHeads are Making a Difference during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 02, 2012 by Kai Gradert | 3 Comments

You rode with us this summer on our journey to defeat AIDS with the LifeCycle bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. And our Red Ribbon HingeHeads helped along the way by raising $600 for this worthy cause.

Now we invite you to come along on another journey — one that has touched millions of women and their families — breast cancer.

For 25 years, October has been National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month that is dedicated to sharing information about breast cancer, educating and empowering women, and encouraging donations that fund research and programs designed to end this devastating disease.

With a nod to Susan G. Komen, whose organization handed out the first pink ribbons to participants in the New York City race for breast cancer survivors, we’ve created the affordable Pink Ribbon HingeHead. These beautiful home decor sculptures are a wonderful gift for that special woman in your life or a perfect memento to express your support for a friend or family member who has survived breast cancer — or is still fighting their battle.

However you choose to display your solidarity with this worthy cause, we will be donating 100% of the sale of these Pink Ribbon HingeHeads to The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.

We love this Los Angeles-based organization because up to 75 percent of their annual income goes to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. In fact, during this year alone this organization provided vital health and breast cancer services to over 5,244 individuals in the Los Angeles area. The other 25 percent of their income supports the national Komen Grants Program that funds breast cancer research and educational and scientific programs around the world.

With about 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetimes, we at HingeHeads feel like breast cancer awareness, screening and treatment is an issue that touches everyone in some way.

We want to help — and you can too, just by adding the beauty of an affordable Pink Ribbon HingeHead to your door — or the door of someone you love.

Posted in Cause, Design, HingeHeads, Los Angeles, News


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3 Responses

Kai
Kai

October 08, 2012

Hi Ann & Ivriniel, thanks for bringing this to my attention. I wasn’t aware of the “Planned Parenthood” controversy until I looked it up now.
Our decision to support the Komen Foundation was solely based on their work to fight breast cancer.
It looks like the Komen foundation reversed the decision though, and the leadership has changed since. That said, I will review our decision for the beneficiary of this donation. If you or anybody else have any suggestions for an organization (preferably in Los Angeles or California) that would benefit from this donation, please let me know.

Ivriniel
Ivriniel

October 08, 2012

The Komen foundation? Really? After the mess in the summer?

While I applaud your charitable impulse, I cannot support the Komen Foundation.

Ann
Ann

October 07, 2012

Sorry, I’m totally against breast cancer, but the Komen Foundation is a terrible charity. I can’t support the Komen Foundation’s far-right mismanagement of charity funds.

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