Carpet One Floor & Home’s Pink Ribbon Welcome Mats Continue to Support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® & the Canadian Cancer Society

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Carpet One Floor & Home introduces new pink ribbon welcome mat designs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Carpet One Floor & Home Welcomes Your Support campaign continues to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Change of Seasons mat

Change of Seasons pink ribbon welcome mat by Carpet One

Pink ribbon welcome mats from Carpet One Floor & Home make a statement of support in any doorway.

Carpet One Floor & Home is excited to introduce their new collection of pink ribbon welcome mats to support breast cancer research. The Carpet One Welcomes Your Support campaign has been raising funds to support organizations and researchers searching for a cure since 2004. This year’s collection features twelve new designs that make a statement of support in any doorway.

Each welcome mat sale helps The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), and the Canadian Cancer Society find a cure for breast cancer. The indoor/outdoor welcome mats are each emblazoned with a pink ribbon to remind us of those near and dear who have battled with breast cancer. Twenty-five percent of the sales of these mats will be donated to BCRF in the US and the Society in Canada. Carpet One Floor & Home’s welcome mats add a color style to your doorway, but they are also very practical. Having a mat at every doorway can keep your house cleaner and actually protect your floors by trapping dirt from your shoes before it makes it in your house and onto your floors.

“The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is very pleased to have Carpet One Floor & Home as a dedicated partner in our battle against breast cancer,” said Myra J. Biblowit, President, BCRF. “When consumers purchase these mats, it provides critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide. The mats also serve as a great every-day reminder to keep fighting as we search for a cure.”

This year, three of the new welcome mat designs were named by Carpet One Floor & Home’s Facebook fans. Hope Springs is a green and white lily of the valley mat named by Sheila Leach. Change of Seasons, named by Jackie Michaud, features an elegant branch with leaves that to Jackie represent new life. The third mat, Joyful Beginning, was named by Tina Casey. This cheerful mat with brightly colored flowers represents the beginning of a new life for all those who have survived a battle with breast cancer. All the welcome mat names and the winners’ comments can be found on Carpet One Floor & Home’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/CarpetOne.

“Carpet One Floor & Home has supported the Canadian Cancer Society through the Carpet One Floor & Home Welcomes Your Support campaign for over seven years,” said Susan Drodge, Acting Director, Corporate Development, Canadian Cancer Society. “We are honored by their continued support.”

Carpet One Floor & Home’s pink ribbon welcome mats have raised more than $825,000 in the U.S and Canada since the campaign started in 2004.

Pink ribbon welcome mats are available year round at Carpet One Floor & Home stores for approximately $24.99US/$34.99CDN. All of Carpet One Floor & Home’s welcome mats are stain-and-water resistant and machine-washable. These inspiring pink ribbon welcome mats make great gifts and add a special touch to your doorway for special occasions or every day. They also make great additions to kitchens and bathrooms too! Visit CarpetOne.com to find the nearest Carpet One Floor & Home to purchase a pink ribbon welcome mat and contribute to an important cause.

About Carpet One Floor & Home

Carpet One Floor & Home (http://www.CarpetOne.com) is North America’s leading floor covering retailer, with more than 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Carpet One Floor & Home stores are known for a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs, including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful GuaranteeTM, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor.

About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and translational research. In October 2011, BCRF will award $36.5 million to 186 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and China. Currently, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated is directed to breast cancer research and awareness programs. With exceptionally low administrative costs, BCRF continues to be one of the most efficient organizations in the country and is designated an “A+” charity by The American Institute of Philanthropy, the only cancer organization to achieve this. For more information about BCRF, visit http://www.bcrfcure.org.

About the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society fights cancer by doing everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support people living with cancer. Join the fight! Go to fightback.ca to find out how you can help. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website at cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333

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