Viking pink range October's always been the month for falling leaves, new-crop apples, and jack o' lanterns. But increasingly it's also become the time of year when breast cancer charities launch awareness campaigns and fund raising drives to help fight the disease and support patients, families, and survivors. Just as my colleague in the Beauty Lab Mary Clarke is thrilled that beauty companies put lots of effort into supporting the cause, I'm happy that in my field of expertise, kitchenware, manufacturers are also showing support by offering special promotions this month.
Viking Range Corporation is auctioning off a 30-inch Viking D3 range (gas or electric) and a 30-inch ventilation hood in pink. 100% of the proceeds will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The auction begins on Ebay on October 15, 2012, and runs for 10 days.
KitchenAid Raspberry Ice Stand MixerFor every pink product you purchase, KitchenAid will donate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. I don't know about you, but I think the Raspberry Ice Artisan Series Stand Mixer ($350) would be an awesome way to think pink.
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Tomboy Tools Hammer All month, Tomboy Tools will donate 25% of the $15 price of its Pink for a Purpose Magnetic Head Hammer to organizations that support breast cancer research, prevention, and support services. I know, a hammer's not quite a kitchen tool, unless you bring it out to crack open Brazil nuts, but this one's designed especially for women.
Takeya Breast Cancer Awareness Modern Glass Water Bottle One dollar will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer for each Takeya Breast Cancer Awareness Modern Glass Water Bottle ($21) that's purchased.
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Emile Henry Pink Pie PlateEmile Henry will send 25% of the profits from sales of its Bake for the Cause Pie Dish ($45) to breast cancer research.
NUK breastfeeding lineTalk about synergy! A percentage of sales from the NUK breastfeeding line ($6 to $57) will be sent to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc starting right now and lasting all the way until December 2013.
Cuisinart Food ProcessorSelect from a range of Cuisinart small electrics from mini processors to coffeemakers in pastel and hot pink and 3% of the purchase price will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
How do you show your support for breast cancer charities? Let me know in the comments!
-By Sharon Franke
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