The American Cancer Society estimates that a woman in the U.S. has a one in eight chance of developing invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. Approximately three million women in the U.S. are living with breast cancer — a higher number than any other cancer except skin cancer.
Unfortunately, nearly everyone knows somebody who has been affected by the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S. and worldwide.
Since its creation 20 years ago, Breast Cancer Awareness Month has helped promote the awareness of this deadly disease by educating women about various methods of breast cancer detection and treatment options. Every October, the nation focuses on supporting breast cancer awareness and research, while providing information on the latest tests and treatments that can improve the survival rate for women with breast cancer.
In an ongoing effort to raise awareness and help in the fight to eradicate breast cancer, ProFlowers supports the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation through a variety of fundraising events and additionally through offering its Pink Ribbon Products Collection. Since 2001, the exclusively designed collection of flowers has given ProFlowers customers a chance to Help Hope Bloom? with every purchase.
The ProFlowers Pink Ribbon Flower Collection is among a wide array of merchandise offered by individuals and corporations in October and year-round to raise money to increase awareness, provide access to care, and bring us one step closer to finding a cure for breast cancer.
The ProFlowers Pink Ribbon Flower Collection is available year-round and includes six different flower arrangements flower arrangements to choose from, starting at $24.99. All flower products come with information about breast health, breast cancer, and The Komen Foundation. The Pink Ribbon Honor Tree, an outdoor Cypress tree, can be planted in a backyard or garden to honor a loved one battling breast cancer or to celebrate a breast cancer survivor. Daisies are known to represent happiness and cheer. ProFlowers Pink Ribbon Gerbera Daisies at $49.99 will lift the spirits of anyone receiving these beautiful flowers.
The Komen Foundation, established in 1982, is a global leader in the fight against breast cancer. It fulfills its mission through support of innovative breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards, and educational, scientific, and community outreach programs around the world. Together with its Affiliate Network, corporate partners, and generous donors, The Komen Foundation has invested $630 million in the fight against breast cancer.
The work of Komen is supported by the sale of breast cancer awareness merchandise like the ProFlowers Pink Ribbon Flower Collection. ProFlowers donates 10 percent of the retail sale price of each purchase from the Pink Ribbon Flower Collection to The Komen Foundation. In 2005 alone, ProFlowers contributed $40,000 from The Pink Ribbon Flower Collection to Komen. ProFlowers also provides flowers for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race for the Cure events and survivor luncheons in cities throughout the United States. ProFlowers employees are also key to the company's support. Last year, 150 employees formed the ProFlowers Pink Parade team that participated in the San Diego Race for the Cure. The team, captained by a breast cancer survivor, raised a total of $12,000 and became the number one corporate fundraiser in San Diego.