Topical BioMedics and The Healthy Back Bag® Company by AmeriBag Offer “Breast Cancer Care Bundle” in Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, from October 2nd through October 31st, Topical BioMedics, Inc., and The Healthy Back Bag Company® By Ameribag partner to offer two exclusive “Breast Cancer Care Bundles” at a special reduced price. The bundles include an “I Love My Life” Healthy Back Bag or Baglett and Topricin Foot Therapy Cream to help soothe chemo-induced neuropathy, with a percent of the sales donated to Breast Cancer Options, a non-profit provider of free breast cancer services in New York’s Hudson Valley.

The "I Love My Life" Breast Cancer Care Bundle makes a wonderful gift for a friend or family member who is a cancer fighter or survivor

The "I Love My Life" Breast Cancer Care Bundles provide comfort, help relieve the pain of chemo-induced neuropathy, alleviate body stress, and offer inspiration during the challenging and celebratory moments in life.

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Topical BioMedics, Inc., Rhinebeck, NY, has partnered with The Healthy Back Bag Company® By Ameribag, Kingston, NY, to offer an exclusive “Breast Cancer Care Bundle.”

The Breast Cancer Care Bundle features an “I Love My Life” Healthy Back Bag and 4-oz. jar of safe, natural Topricin® Foot Therapy Cream, which together provide comfort, help relieve the pain of chemo-induced neuropathy, alleviate body stress, and offer inspiration during the challenging and celebratory moments in life. In addition, the offer includes a bonus breast cancer ribbon bag charm (while supplies last). A portion of the proceeds from the Breast Cancer Care Bundle will be donated to Breast Cancer Options, an independent non-profit organization based in Kingston, NY.    

October 2nd through October 31st, the Breast Cancer Care Bundle is available for $88 plus shipping and handling (retail value $104.95). In addition, Topical BioMedics and The Healthy Back Bag Company are also offering a Breast Cancer Care Mini Bundle with a large Baglett and 2 oz. tube of Topricin Foot Therapy Cream for $46 (retail value $54.95), with bonus breast cancer ribbon bag charm (while supplies last). Shipping on both bundles is free, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the mini bundle will also be donated to Breast Cancer Options. Appreciated by anyone, the bundles make thoughtful gifts for a family member or friend who is a cancer fighter or survivor.

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Available in a variety of colors with a silver lining, The I Love My Life Healthy Back Bag and large Baglett are fabricated in microfiber with the embroidered phrase “I Love My Life!” woven throughout the floral design—a positive affirmation that serves as a reminder to appreciate little everyday moments. The bags feature an ergonomic design for comfort, minimizing stress on shoulders, neck and back, as well as organizational pockets for security and easy access.

Topricin Foot Therapy Cream is patented for neuropathy (chemo-induced and diabetic) and will not interfere with any other medications. It has helped hundreds of thousands of patients with chemo-induced neuropathy experience healing relief, reducing or even eliminating the need for oral pain pills. Odorless, greaseless, and free of parabens, petroleum, counterirritants, and other harsh chemicals, Topricin Foot Therapy Cream can be used on any part of the body. It features a combination of natural (homeopathic) medicines that help the body rebalance healing chemistries, which detoxify the damaged area around the nerve tissue to help restore oxygenated blood flow.

Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. According to, about 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. Taking place annually in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

The I Love My Life Healthy Back Bag collection was created by breast cancer survivor Margery Gaffin, AmeriBag executive vice president and co-founder. “Several years ago, while recovering from my last round of chemotherapy, I felt my strength finally coming back, as well as my appetite” says Ms. Gaffin. “I was chopping onions, and realized I was no longer thinking about cancer treatments—I was just chopping onions! This made me aware of how much I love my life—not just the big things, but also the ordinary, day-to-day little things. I created the ‘I Love my Life’ line to inspire everyone to remember to appreciate and enjoy all the precious moments of their lives.”

As a complement to primary care, Topricin bridges the gap between natural medicines and the conventional medical community. The formula was invented by decorated Marine Corps veteran Lou Paradise to safely and effectively address the injuries he sustained as a result of the physical demands of flying hundreds of helicopter combat/rescue mission in Vietnam. Mr. Paradise co-founded Topical BioMedics in 1994, and serves as company president and chief of research.

“We are humbled that our Topricin products are so effective in significantly reducing the pain and suffering of chemo-induced neuropathy for so many people who are coping with cancer,” says Mr. Paradise. “It touches us deeply when we hear from individuals who tell us that their hope and quality of life have been restored.”

After enduring back surgery some 20 years ago, Margery Gaffin came up with the idea of a totally organized, one shouldered bag that opens to the front and is contoured to the body to feel lighter and more comfortable. Margery’s husband, Irwin, was one of the foremost leather craftsmen in the USA, who for over 25 years had been designing high quality leather bags for celebrities and multi-million dollar companies. So Margery suggested to Irwin that they create the most comfortable bag in the world… A bag that would not give you neck aches or a sore lower back. A bag that would be of the highest quality in terms of craftsmanship and material.

And so the Healthy Back Bag® was born; Irwin and Margery developed the idea with the help of a doctor (Dr. David Liverett) and a chiropractor to determine just how the ergonomics of the bag could best reflect the requirements of the spine. The bag’s ergonomic trademarked teardrop shape and the organization of the internal pockets makes the weight feel lighter by redistributing the bag’s center of gravity, all while relieving stress on the neck, shoulders, and back. Different sizes were created to cater to different body types and the incredibly intelligent pocket configuration that both spreads weight around the bag and organizes your life, was honed and refined.

In October 2013, AmeriBag launched an updated version of the Healthy Back Bag® called the HBBevo, featuring an easily accessible spot for a smart phone and a hidden internal padded pocket for a tablet or any valuables you want to keep safe and secure. President/CEO and Co-Founder, Irwin Gaffin says “What people want today are padded pockets to carry their tablets and easy access to their cell phones. Although, it’s not just providing designated pockets, it’s making sure that security and protection are combined with function and design. The HBBevo is a union between the organic, all-natural health trends of today and the needs of modern technology. We are once again setting the standard for comfort, ergonomics, and utility.”

The Healthy Back Bag® is now an established brand in over 25 countries worldwide and its popularity is spreading every day (over 4 million sold to date!). There are hundreds of different variations, be that in color, fabric, size or design.

This really is one clever bag designed around you; whoever you are, wherever you go, whatever you do.

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21 years in business and a Certified B Corporation, Topical BioMedics is a research and development leader in topical patented natural biomedicines for pain relief. The company’s flagship product, Topricin® Pain Relief and Healing Cream, was introduced in 1994 and is now a leading natural therapeutic brand. A combination natural biomedicine formula, Topricin has been awarded a patent for the treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy. Topricin products are mandatory treatment protocol at world renowned medical centers.

The Topricin family of natural healing products also includes Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, specially formulated to treat painful foot and ankle issues and conditions, and Topricin for Children, which received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval (with 5% of sales are donated to pediatric cancer foundations). The company launched the MyPainAway™ (powered by Topricin) line of products. Its two new formulas have been introduced—MyPainAway Fibro Cream and MyPainAway After-Burn Cream—with others slated to roll out later in 2015 and 2016.

Made in the U.S.A., all Topricin products are federally-regulated over-the-counter medicines with no known side effects, no parabens, petroleum, or other harsh chemicals, no grease, and no odor.

Topical BioMedics launched a free monthly pain management webinar in February 2015. Featuring Lou Paradise, president, chief of research, and pain management expert, the webinars are streamed live the second Tuesday of each month from 12pm to 1pm then archived on the company’s WordPress blog for on-demand access 24/7.

Topricin is available in independent pharmacies, natural food and co-op stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Pharmaca, The Vitamin Shoppe, Fred Meyer, Wegmans, CVS (Foot Care Section), Walgreens (Diabetic Section), and other fine retailers, as well as directly from the company.

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Breast Cancer Options is an independent non-profit organization and the largest provider of free breast cancer services in the Hudson Valley. In many places we are the only provider. We are an organization of survivors and their supporters who understand that a woman diagnosed with breast cancer is suddenly faced with some of the most important decisions she will ever make about her own healthcare.

Our mission is to educate breast cancer patients about effective treatment options, to advocate for and support informed patient choice and to promote public awareness regarding cancer risk reduction.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Breast Cancer Foundation

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