October 3rd, 2016

Shop to Support Breast Cancer Research This October

Shop to Support Breast Cancer Research This October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Eagle Creek is going pink for the occasion. The company is working with the top breast cancer organization in the U.S. to raise both awareness about the disease and funds for research.

 

As the pink ribbons, pink Facebook profile pictures, and even pink football uniforms remind us, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—an annual initiative since 1985. In the more than 30 years since it started, the campaign has helped put a spotlight on the disease, the brave fighters and survivors, the importance of early detection, and the continued research for a cure.

Though many strides have been made in the advancement of breast cancer awareness, treatment, and early detection, the disease still affects millions of people (mostly women, but some men, too). According to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), every two minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer, the second most diagnosed cancer among women. According to BreastCancer.org, approximately one out of every eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, and there are more than 2.8 million women living in the United States today who have a history of breast cancer. Continued research is crucial in finding a cure, so fewer people have to go on this stressful journey.

The BCRF is the highest-rated breast cancer organization in the country, and has been on a mission to find a cure for the disease since 1993. Through funding, this foundation supports breast cancer research all over the world in the hopes of eradicating the disease. The BCRF directs 91 percent of its funds to research and awareness campaigns, and has funded 9,736,960 hours (and counting!) of breast cancer research since its inception.

In honor of this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Eagle Creek is proud to, once again, join the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s “Shop Pink” initiative. As part of this partnership, Eagle Creek will donate ten percent of the total amount of certain product purchases to the BCRF. Throughout the month of October, a pink ribbon on the product listing pages will mark the eligible items, and you can also click the pink and white "Shop to Support" button on the homepage to see multiple options at once. If you’ve been eyeing a heavy-duty gear bag like the Cargo Hauler Duffel 120L, a cozy travel accessory like the Cat Nap Blanket, the secure RFID Blocker Money Belt, or any other item marked by the pink ribbon, now is the time to buy it and support this worthy organization.

While you’re at it, you can add on the special, limited-edition Pink Lilac Pack-It Specter™ Cube Set, which will be available for sale throughout October (while supplies last). This ultra-light, three-piece set comes with a cube, half cube, and quarter cube to keep your travel bag organized, and will show off your support for the cause every time you travel.

Whether you plan to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by shopping pink or making a donation, or have a story of hope to share, join the conversation by using the #journeytoendBC hashtag on social media.

Do you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer? Share a story about a friend or loved one in the comments, below.

Related Links (from Eagle Creek blog):

Work: How Eagle Creek Puts Sustainability First

Live: How Eagle Creek Makes an Impact Locally

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by Caila Ball-Dionne

Caila Ball-Dionne is a freelance writer and full-time travel enthusiast. You can find more of her writing at CailaBall.com.

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