October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A month dedicated to raising awareness about the impact of breast cancer.
This year, The Freshwater Pearl Company is not only going pink, we’re releasing our first ever, limited edition, pink pearl necklaces and pink shawl.
The Freshwater Pearl Company will be donating up to $2,020 to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute from the sales of these products. The reason we selected up to $2,020 for our donation…2020 was the year my mom (Laurene Schultz) passed away from her 19 year journey with breast cancer.
With your help, we can actively support more cancer research and find a cure to this devastating disease that affects 1 out of 8 women in the United States alone.
Key Breast Cancer Statistics
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. From 2013 to 2018, the death rate went down by 1% per year.
These decreases are believed to be the result of finding breast cancer earlier through screening and increased awareness, as well as better and more improved treatments.
Limited Release Breast Cancer Awareness Sierra Seed Bead and Pink Pearl Necklace
Our well-known Sierra’s dainty seed beads in silver, gray, or black showcase a single pink pearl that sits at a fashionably short length.
Limited Release Pink Shaw
These shawls are hand-made in Oaxaca, Mexico from a woman-owned business and shipped directly to The Freshwater Pearl Company for our October Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.
There are two varieties of the breast cancer pink shawl: over-the-shoulder and poncho style.
How Else Can You Get Involved in Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
National Breast Cancer Foundation
The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail. After her treatment, Janelle made a commitment to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.
View their October activities calendar
Susan G. Komen
In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen® organization and the beginning of a global movement.
There are many ways to get involved with Susan G. Komen including their 2022 Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk Where You Are happening this October. Find a race in your city by visiting Race for the Cure.
American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
For more than two decades, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has united communities in the fight against this deadly disease and funded breakthrough research, 24/7 support for breast cancer patients, and access to lifesaving screenings. Today, Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation.
View their calendar of events.
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Ever since Sidney Farber, MD, pioneered chemical therapies to treat children with leukemia in 1947, Dana-Farber has forged a groundbreaking path: 75+ years of research discovery and innovation have revolutionized cancer diagnosis and treatment, for the benefit of all our patients - adult and pediatric.
Discover the Dana Farber difference and why we chose it as the institute to donate up to $2,020 to from the sales of these products.