Specialty Commerce Corp. Makes a Generous Donation to Susan G. Komen Massachusetts

During the month of October, Specialty Commerce Corp., one of the nation’s leading multi-channel direct marketers, ran the Like for Locks campaign to acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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We greatly appreciate the generosity of our friends at Specialty Commerce and look forward to continuing our collaboration with them.

West Bridgewater, MA (PRWEB) December 13, 2013

During the month of October, Specialty Commerce Corp., one of the nation’s leading multi-channel direct marketers, ran the Like for Locks campaign to acknowledge Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Specialty Commerce Corp. set a goal of donating ONE wig to Susan G. Komen Massachusetts for every LIKE they received on their Paula Young Facebook page - up to 500 wigs.

The great news is they achieved their goal of 500 wigs donated and MORE! The entire company also chipped in and made monetary contributions throughout the month.

“We offer complimentary coffee to our employees but, during the month of October, our employees reached into their pockets and paid anywhere from twenty five cents to five dollars for every cup they drank so that we could raise money to donate to Susan G. Komen Massachusetts. They even paid a few dollars to wear jeans every day instead of the normal business casual attire. Susan G. Komen does so much to help better the lives of those facing breast cancer. As a company, we truly value what they do and we are thrilled to begin our partnership with them,” said Mike Ippolito, CEO.

On November 26, 2013, Specialty Commerce Corp. welcomed representatives from Susan G. Komen Massachusetts and the YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts to their headquarters in West Bridgewater for a luncheon in their honor where they were presented with a check for $500 along with 500 wigs.

“Congratulations and heartfelt thanks for this great promotion and wonderful gift,” said Ronni Cohen-Boyar, Executive Director at Komen MA. “Working with the YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts and other community partners across the state, we’ve helped to expand breast health education and linkages to screening, treatments, and patient navigation services. This gift gives us an exciting new way to work with our partners to assist women in need here in Massachusetts. We greatly appreciate the generosity of our friends at Specialty Commerce and look forward to continuing our collaboration with them.”

Over the past 10 years, Specialty Commerce Corp. has donated more than 68,000 wigs. And for more than 30 years, Paula Young has made it their mission to help women with medical hair loss regain their sense of self-confidence. The continued partnership with Susan G. Komen Massachusetts will help more cancer patients than ever before.

About Specialty Commerce Corp.
Specialty Commerce Corp. is one of the nation’s leading multi-channel direct marketers. With a modern, efficient and finely tuned infrastructure we serve the women’s hair fashion, medical hair loss and apparel markets, as well as providing continuing education for professionals. From operations in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, our catalogs, websites and retail stores serve a multi-national cross section of customers around the world.

About Paula Young
Paula Young is the world’s leading retailer of wigs, hair pieces and fashion add-ons, with more than two million active customers. For more than 30 years, Paula Young’s mission has been to offer women of all ages beautiful, affordable hair solutions that help them develop the confidence to believe in themselves and their beauty.

About Susan G. Komen Massachusetts®
Susan G. Komen Massachusetts® is an organization that works with, and on behalf of, breast cancer patients and survivors and those who support them in our local communities. With seventy-five (75) percent of proceeds generated by the Affiliate staying in Massachusetts, the Affiliate is able to fund educational programs, offer grant money to organizations that support its mission, and help better the lives of those facing breast cancer locally. Komen MA is able to successfully continue its mission through annual events such as the Komen Massachusetts Race for the Cure® and Komen Massachusetts Chefs for the Cure. For more information, call 617-737-5111 or visit http://www.komenmass.org.

About YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts
The YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts is one of 230 member associations of the YWCA USA. The national organization was chartered in 1858 and is one of the largest women-owned and ran groups in the country continuing a 150 year heritage of leadership in issues that affect the daily lives of women and girls. YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts was founded in 1911 and serves over 5,000 participants annually in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Key program areas include health education, outreach and breast cancer support group services, after-school programs for youth, residential housing for women, racial justice, economic empowerment, leadership development for young women, and widowed persons program.