Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 09, 2012
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is proud to announce that Angle Enterprises, LLC, creator of Knock out! Panties is the Official Panty of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, and a sponsor of the 2012 National Race to End Women’s Cancer in Washington, DC on November 4th.
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month and the Foundation kicks off its Fall Campaign with a 72-hour, continuous “Relay Round the White House” by survivors and supporters to raise awareness about reproductive cancers and the National Race to End Women's Cancer in November. Learn more at endwomenscancer.org.
Knock out! partnered with The Foundation for Women’s Cancer when the National Race directors, with passion in their voices and empathy in their hearts, approached CEO Angela Newnam. “They educated me on the struggles to get attention for these rarely mentioned reproductive cancers. They asked me for help in their cause – to spread the word and to raise research money for these “below the belt” killers, such as cervical, ovarian and uterine cancers. Why me? I am the founder of Knock out! - we make Smart Panties and are very focused on issues below the belt. We are committed to helping educate women and to raise awareness and money for a cure.”
Everyone knows about the pink ribbon – but not everyone is familiar with her sister, the purple ribbon, which represents all reproductive cancers. “We strive for similar success in raising awareness about gynecologic cancers,” says Karen Carlson, Executive Director of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. “88,000 women are diagnosed each year, and nearly 30,000 die. Our mission is to raise research funds and educate women about how best to prevent, detect, treat and defeat women’s gynecologic cancer. We are thrilled to have Knock out!'s support and their sponsorship of the National Race to End Women's Cancer.”
Gynecologic cancers strike women young and old; the list includes Gilda Radner, Dixie Lee, Coretta Scott King, and Jessica Tandy. Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller and actress Kathy Bates are both survivors of ovarian cancer. National Race Survivors Committee Co-Chairs Jennie McGihon and Pamela Mielnik, both of Alexandria, VA, were diagnosed at 32 and 36 respectively. These GYN cancers are difficult to detect, and the Foundation educates women to learn the symptoms, listen to their bodies and seek care from a gynecologic oncologist, a doctor with specialized training for treating these deadly diseases.
Wear your purple Knock out! Smart Panties, register for the National Race to End Women's Cancer (you can even sleep-in and still support the cause) and get into action to help eradicate women’s cancers – below the belt.
ABOUT Angle Enterprises, LLC, Knock out! NO TRACE & Smart Panties:
Knock out!, NO TRACE and Smart Panties are trademarks of Angle Enterprises, LLC. Based in Washington DC, Smart Panties and other garments manufactured and distributed by Angle Enterprises, LLC contain patented technologies designed to eliminate moisture and odor. The American made garments consist primarily of Supima cotton. Angela Newnam, creator, CEO and founder, holds an MBA from Harvard. Angela is the first woman to win the prestigious Harvard Business School Alumni International New Venture Competition. The company was named one of the Top 15 Global Startups for 2011 by the Kauffman Foundation. Knock out! Smart Panties and NO TRACE products are sold throughout the US and Canada at specialty retailers and online through major web retailers. To learn more, follow them on Twitter @knockoutpanties or visit their web site: http://www.knockoutpanties.com.