Several Tyler businesses are having events to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Curves fitness centers in Tyler and throughout the country will focus on raising awareness about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and early treatment of breast cancer.
Because women can help reduce their risk for breast cancer by staying in good health, Curves clubs are offering $0-joining-fee memberships from Monday through Oct. 14 to new members who show proof of a mammogram performed within the last year or who donate $25 to The American Cancer Society. In 2011, Curves clubs nationwide raised more than $1.7 million for the American Cancer Society.
“Our annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign is an important part of the Curves’ mission to strengthen women,” representatives of Curves of Tyler said in a prepared statement. “We offer a supportive, fun, non-competitive environment that encourages women to take time out from their role as caregivers to take care of themselves.”
During October, Curves of Tyler will take a three-pronged approach to raising awareness about breast cancer: early detection, risk management and research.
The American Cancer Society estimates nearly 226,870 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2012, and another 63,300 will be diagnosed with a non-invasive, early form of breast cancer, according to a prepared statement. Breast cancer remains a leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer. More than 39,500 women will die from the disease in 2012. One woman in every eight will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.
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Complete Nutrition will collect donations and give 100 percent to the foundation. As an incentive to donate, Complete Nutrition will reward customers with Complete Cash, a store credit equal to their donation amount up to $50. Customers who can apply the Complete Cash store credit to more than 200 Complete Nutrition-brand general health, weight-loss and sports nutrition products.
“People who are extremely passionate about health and fitness like our customers want others to live healthy and happy lives,” Complete Nutrition franchisee Todd Gilger said in a prepared statement. “Partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation is a win-win situation for everyone involved. Our customers can contribute directly to the fight against breast cancer while receiving store credit on products that will help them reach their health and fitness goals.”
Complete Nutrition also will have a “Pink Out” event at 5767 S. Broadway Ave. on Oct. 19-20. Customers will be treated to double the donation matches, up to $100. The store also is partnering with local gym CrossFit South Tyler. Customers who donate $50 or more also will receive free training and massages at Jessica’s Massage Spa, in addition to Complete Cash. Additionally, customers will have the chance to participate in CrossFit training sessions throughout the day.
National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to save lives through early detection of breast cancer and has given away more than 255,000 breast care services to underserved women since 2005.
For more, visit www.completenutrition.com or www.nationalbreastcancer.org.
Participating Rudy’s Bar-B-Q restaurants, including the one in Tyler, will accept donations of at least $1 from guests who will receive a free 32 oz. drink on their next visit. Rudy’s Follow2Support, the company’s social giving arm, will add $1 to the donations collected at its stores for every new Facebook “like” at https://facebook.com/rudysbbq and follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rudysbbq.
“Through the years, our Rudy’s Bar-B-Q cups have become a popular souvenir for many guests,” Pete Bassett, vice president of operations at Rudy’s, said in a prepared statement. “We invite our guests to visit us this October so they can receive the famous Rudy’s cups in color pink … and help an important cause.”
CARD & PARTY FACTORY
The internal fundraising campaign, Jeans for a Cure, will include the Card & Party Factory store in Tyler and will run through October. All proceeds will be locally donated to organizations within the communities of the 38 stores across Texas and Oklahoma.
“We are proud to support breast cancer awareness and research,” Walter Erwin, president of Wally’s Party Factory, said in a prepared statement. “A portion of the sale of pink ribbon merchandise is donated back to this wonderful cause. We hope that this campaign will spread the word and encourage others in the community to join us in promoting the fight against breast cancer.”
Wally’s also operates in some locations as Card & Party Factory and Wicked Wally’s Halloween Costumes.