The 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk is an amazing experience. Because it is such a challenging three days, the bond you feel among all who participate is truly overwhelming. The closing ceremonies are an emotional celebration of millions of dollars raised through the participation of thousands of walkers around the country.
Albuquerque, NM (Vocus) September 29, 2008
For the fourth straight year, Relios Inc., designer and manufacturer of contemporary sterling silver jewelry, is joining the fight against Breast Cancer – both nationally and internationally. Here on the home front, Relios Designer Carolyn Pollack is once again embarking on a personal journey by joining a group of walkers in the upcoming national Susan G. Komen 3-day 60 mile Breast Cancer Walk. This year, the walk holds a special significance for Carolyn and her friends who have named their team "Elise's Army" – in memory of a recently departed friend who had walked on their team for the past three years.
"Elise's strength and positive spirit was an inspiration to us all, and we will be thinking of her with every step along our journey," says Pollack. "The 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk is an amazing experience. Because it is such a challenging three days, the bond you feel among all who participate is truly overwhelming. The closing ceremonies are an emotional celebration of millions of dollars raised through the participation of thousands of walkers around the country."
Carolyn's walk takes place Friday, October 17th through Sunday, October 19th in Philadelphia – a city that has become near and dear to her heart through her work as a frequent guest on the QVC network, where she is known for creating a popular line of designer sterling jewelry.
Speaking of hearts, Carolyn's group has set a team goal of being the top fundraising team through the sale of a necklace Carolyn designed especially for the cause. Each necklace, which features a carved pink rhodonite heart, was crafted and donated by Relios, and will sell for $30.
"Our team goal is to sell at least 500 necklaces," says Carolyn. "The heart is a very fitting symbol for this cause. By wearing this necklace you will be reminded of the many lives you will touch through your contribution and support. 100% of each $30 purchase will go directly to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk, a total of $15,000!"
In addition to proceeds generated from the heart pendants, Relios is donating 10% of purchases from its "Think Pink" Breast Cancer support jewelry selection to the Susan G. Komen Walk though the end of October.
In support of QVC U.K.'s annual Breast Cancer Care Fashion Show, Relios is donating $25,000 worth of jewelry toward the cause. The signature necklace is a 3-strand "Shades of Brown" Torsade, which will be shown on the broadcast set to air on Wednesday, October 1st. This is the 35th anniversary of the show, featuring models that have had or are currently living with breast cancer.
"If what we're doing with the walk, and with our web sales, and by supporting QVC U.K. makes the difference in even the life of just one person fighting the fight against breast cancer – then it's all worth it," says Carolyn Pollack. "If just one mother, wife, sister, or daughter is spared because of our collective efforts, then we must do this. It's that important to us."
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Breast Cancer 3-Days, the organization has invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill its promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit komen.org or call 1-800 I'M AWARE.
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