Limited Edition Pink Hbc Point Blanket Up for Auction

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The famous Hbc Point Blanket is now pink. Limited Edition Pink Hbc Point Blanket No. 1 for auction on eBay.

Hbc is offering eBay bidders the chance to own a piece of Canadian history. The Pink Hbc Point Blanket No. 1 is up for auction on eBay to help raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Only 800, labeled and numbered Pink Hbc Point Blankets were produced.

The traditional Hbc Point Blankets originated in Canada in 1779. Each blanket has been produced with Hbc's standard for outstanding craftsmanship, luxurious texture, superior warmth and long lasting beauty. This is the first time that the traditional Hbc Point Blanket has been modified to support a charitable organization.

The Pink Hbc Point Blanket No. 1 is available now on eBay. The auction runs from October 20, 2006 until October 30, 2006. The winning bidder will be eligible for a tax deductible receipt for a portion of the final bid. Visit the auction at http://members.ebay.ca/aboutme/hbcauctions.

Established in 1986, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading national volunteer-based organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. The Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate for relevant and innovative research, meaningful education and awareness programs, early diagnosis and effective treatment, and a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer.

FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER IN CANADA

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women. In 2006, over 22,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 5,300 will die of it. Breast cancer survivors represent 1% of the female population, with 1 in 9 Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Research is making a difference. Since 1993, the number of new breast cancer cases diagnosed in Canadian women each year has stabilized and the number of Canadians dying from breast cancer as decreased steadily.

*Canadian Cancer Society/National Cancer Institute of Canada: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2006, Toronto, Canada, 2006.

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