Crafting A World With Less Breast Cancer
Retailer Launches "Crafting A Better World" to benefit the American Cancer Society through Making Strides
NEW YORK, NY – Sept. 10, 2012 – For the second year, East Coast retailer, A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts along with its associates and customers, will team up to raise funds from Sept. 9 through Oct. 13, 2012, for the American Cancer Society through their “Crafting a Better World” Program.” This initiative coincides with our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign in October, and gives customers an opportunity to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
"We appreciate the support of A.C. Moore for our efforts in the fight against breast cancer," said Roshini George, national vice president of health promotions for the American Cancer Society. "These funds will enable the Society to continue its progress against the disease by fighting for every birthday threatened by breast cancer in every community."
Customers can also show their support to this cause by creating a Pink Ribbon Pin at a free Make & Take set for Saturday, September 22nd from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Adults and children will be able to craft their pink ribbons with glittery pink ribbon papers, pens and stickers.
“Last year, our stores collectively raised more than $123,000 in just a short period of time,” said Pepe Piperno, Chairman of the Board of A.C. Moore. “This year, we are hoping to surpass that amount. The American Cancer Society is an organization that has truly made a difference in the world of so many who have fought and are continuing to fight breast cancer.”
For more information about the promotion, visit the National Corporate Supporters page at www.makingstrideswalk.org.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.