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San Francisco Merchants Band Together to Help Fight Breast Cancer With Susan G. Komen's Shop For The Cure(R)

Thursday, October 22, 2009 General News J E 4
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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21 Today, the San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure announced the launch of the 2009 Shop For The Cure® program, a night of shopping and cocktails hosted by Union Square's finest stores.

The kick-off celebration is a new addition to the Shop For The Cure® program, in its fourth year. With a $65 tax-deductible donation, shoppers receive the 2009 Komen Card, which grants them a 20 percent discount card to be used at participating merchants from October 22 through October 30. One hundred percent of the card donations will benefit the Komen San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate. Cards are available at participating merchants.

The following merchants are participating in the program and will be celebrating the kickoff this evening, offering refreshments and staying open late to offer shoppers the exclusive opportunity to use their card early:

"The merchant community in San Francisco has been amazing, becoming more involved with the Komen Shop For The Cure card every year," said Anne Chen, Shop For The Cure Co-Chair. "We've raised more than $150,000 to fund breast cancer research, awareness and local support with this program to date and are so pleased to introduce a festive kick-off event where shoppers, merchants, and Komen donors can start their holiday shopping in style."

"This year especially, customers are eager for reasons to feel good about shopping," said Julie Scott, Manager of Allen Edmonds. "I can't think of a better way to offer that than the Shop For The Cure program, which benefits such an important cause and provides a significant discount on luxury items."

The Komen Card comes with an easy-to-use directory that contains a detailed alphabetical listing of all the stores. The discount applies only to participating stores and must be presented at the time of purchase. The Komen Card discount applies only to new merchandise or services purchased during the Komen Card event from October 22 through October 30, 2009. It does not apply to existing balances, prior purchases or future purchases.

Additional Resources:

For more information about the Komen Card program, visit: http://www.komencard.org

Become a Facebook Fan: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Komen-Card/112559207065

Follow the Komen Card on Twitter: http://twitter.com/komencard

Map of the participating retailers: http://bit.ly/3Ob88z

About Susan G. Komen For The Cure

Susan G. Komen For The Cure was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Today, the Komen For The Cure is an international organization with a network of more than 100,000 survivors and advocates working through local Affiliates and events like the Komen Race For The Cure® to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. A global leader in the fight against breast cancer, Komen fulfills its mission through the funding of innovative breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards and educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world. Komen , together with its Affiliate Network, corporate partners and generous donors, has invested $1.3 Billion in breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.

About the San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure

The San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure -- along with those who generously support us with their talent, time and resources -- is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our community.

The San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate is proud to have invested over $11 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in the nine Bay Area counties of Sonoma, Napa, West Solano, Marin, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Santa Clara since our inception in 1987 - 2007. We accomplish this through the Race For The Cure®, donations from individuals, corporate contributions, benefits by community partners, and other fund-raising efforts. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Komen SF Bay Area Affiliate stays in the Bay Area through our annual grants program to local tax exempt organizations providing breast cancer education, screening, support and treatment services to underserved women and their families. A minimum of 25 percent of our annual income is directed to the national Susan G. Komen For The Cure Grants Program for energizing science to find the cures.

For more information about breast health or breast cancer, visit the Komen San Francisco's Web site, www.komensf.org, or call (415) 397-8812.

-- 7 For All Mankind -- Allen Edmonds -- Bottega Veneta -- The Container Store -- Cafe Coton -- Glory Chen -- Gucci -- Hickey Freeman -- Joe's Jeans -- Kate Spade New York -- John Varvatos -- Judith Ripka Jewelry -- Paul Smith -- Stuart Weitzman -- Theory -- TSE -- Yves St. Laurent

SOURCE San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure
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