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Giving Back: The Spa Industry Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

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The spa industry bands together this month raising funds in a variety of ways to help increase breast cancer awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Following are only some of the companies who have contributed in some way.

Employees from Dermalogica participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Proceeds from the event went to the funding of breast cancer research. The company also recently teamed up for a special event with Pink-Link, a nonprofit organization that assists the needs of women living with cancer. 800-831-5150
 
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employees are recruiting for a team, “Beauty and the Breast,” to walk in the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day Walk in November. Now the company’s sixth year participating in the walk, the goal is to raise funds to fight breast cancer and fund research against the disease. teambeautyandthebreast@yahoo.com, 877-263-6245

In its contribution to the fight against breast cancer, Éminence Organic Skin Care began a program in April where, for every purchase of its Sweet Red Rose Whip Moisturizer, it will donate $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The moisturizer has been dubbed the company’s “Pink Ribbon” product, and the donation program will continue until the end of the year. 888-747-6342, info@eminenceorganics.com
 
To help raise funds and awareness for the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, which ensures those facing breast cancer are not alone, online beauty resource Pretty City announced the return of its Pretty in Pink charity promotion. Through the promotion, participating spas around the country have made a preset donation and offer a variety of treatments for just $31. Pretty City’s Web site also offers a donation link. 312-435-9391

Er’go Candle
, producers of eco-friendly soy candles, has joined with Boarding 4 Breast Cancer in an effort to help fight the disease. The company will contribute 20% of the year-round profits it makes from its newly introduced Pink Ribbon Candle to the youth-oriented organization, which fights breast cancer by helping to build awareness. 214-905-9050, ergo@ergocandle.com
 
Selling products such as pink sweatshirts and pink nail polish, Spa Shiki at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO, is donating 10% of the sales of its pink products sold during October to breast cancer awareness organizations. The spa also encouraged its clients to wear pink in a recent promotion and donated 10% of its sales for each guest wearing the cause’s signature color. 800-843-5253

Matt Stearn, direct marketing manager for derma e Bodycare, recently participated in the 14th Annual Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk for Women in an effort to help raise money for women’s cancer research. The annual 5K event also helps fund diagnostic screenings and support services for medically underserved women. 800-521-3342
 
OloffBeauty
, purveyor of AETÓ Botanica products, pledged 10% of sales from the line’s AETÓ Botanica Fortifying Shampoo, Conditioner and Scalp De-Toxer Oil to be donated to The Libby Ross Foundation, which works to help women afflicted with breast cancer through support programs and helps fight the disease through research and early detection. 800-233-6695, info@oloffbeauty.com

Sircuit Cosmeceuticals
announced plans to donate 50% of its sales during the month of October from its Suggah anti-aging lip-plumping treatment to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The donations will go to support the fight against breast cancer at every stage, from causes to cures. 323-661-4544, sircuitskin@aol.com
 
To honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, as well as raise funds for those still battling the disease, OPI has introduced a new pink nail lacquer called Pink of Hearts, which was created to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization. The company also recently made a $25,000 donation to the organization in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 800-462-9273

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