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Kruisin for Komen

Steve Churm, Publisher of OC Metro is “Kruisin for Komen” this month to celebrate breast cancer awareness. He has teamed up with Spa Gregories for a promotion benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Spa Gregories will be selling raffle tickets through Nov. 7, with all proceeds going donated to Komen OC.

If Spa Gregories reaches its goal of $15,000 in ticket sales, Steve has promised to go pink from head to toe when he broadcasts the OC Metro Minute on Nov. 8. So please tell everyone know to buy a ticket!

But that’s not all….

Steve will be riding all over Orange County over the next few weeks on a fabulous pink scooter that you could win in the hottest charity raffle this year. The first person to guess correctly where he is each time Spa Gregories makes a post will win one $20 entry ticket into the raffle, which is packed with amazing prizes such as:

A 2-night stay at Ritz Carlton

A 3-day, 2-night stay for two at Oaks at Ojai

A 3-day, 2 night stay for two at Red Mountain

Spa Gregories/Hilton Del Mark Escape to Del Mark Package

Cortright Cruises Duffy Christmas Boat Parade (Newport Beach)

Much, much more!

Raffle tickets are one for $20, two for $30 and seven for $100 and can be purchased at any Spa Gregories location or online at SpaGregories.com.

Advocacy Alliance computer bag winners

Congratulations to Nadine Doran who won the Mobile Edge computer bag and Lynn Stansberry and Rafael Gonzalez who won the BMW computer bags!  Thank you to all who signed the petition to help save the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and to all of you who generously donated at our booth at the registration suite and the Race.  Together we raised $1,330 from the advocacy alliance drawing to help provide mammograms to the most vulnerable women in our community.

Buy a Diamond this Saturday

Black Starr & Frost is supporting Komen with all sales on Saturday.

Diamonds are tough. They last forever, which is one reason they are used to symbolize lasting love. Diamonds – if purchased this Saturday at Black Starr & Frost – also help local women live longer. Black Starr & Frost is donating 10% of all purchases on Saturday, December 19, to the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Those funds will help fight breast cancer and could save a woman’s life with education, screening or treatment.

The jeweler is located at South Coast Plaza (2nd level, between Macy’s and Nordstrom) and has a wide selection of diamonds and fine jewelry.  Trust us, diamonds make a great gift! The store has a customer-friendly staff and you can read ahead of time about diamonds, other gems and their services at  www.blackstarrfrost.com.

If you are purchasing some beautiful bling (for yourself or someone else) in the next few days, do something good for Komen while you’re at it – December 19 at Black Starr & Frost.

A Crystal Clear Message

Faith, Hope & Love bracelet

Faith, Hope & Love bracelet

Breast cancer awareness and screenings save lives. When breast cancer is detected early, a woman’s chances of survival are much higher. That’s pretty important information. With that in mind, breast cancer education is an integral part of www.oneineight.com which sells mission- driven merchandise. Not content to only sell pretty things, the site is a proactive way to reach women with the message of early detection and to help raise additional funds for breast cancer research and community outreach programs.  

Are you ready to shop? You can find breast cancer awareness jewelry, clothing and gifts. The bracelets are available in the standard 7 ½-inch size, as well as a larger size for women with lymphedema. Shopping here is a win-win. Go for it!

Would you Try it On for the Cure?


Komen OCColdwater Creek

When it comes to raising funds for breast cancer research, what could be more fun than going shopping? Thanks to Coldwater Creek, shopping – not even buying – is all it takes to raise donations for Komen for the Cure. That’s right, we at Komen have partnered with the casual fashion retailer Coldwater Creek for “Try It On for the Cure®” on Sunday, April 19, to raise money in the fight against breast cancer.

No purchase is necessary to make this fundraiser happen! Just stop by a Coldwater Creek location in Orange County, and for every woman who enters a dressing room and tries on any apparel from their extensive collection, Coldwater Creek will donate $1 to Komen OC. And for those who do make an in-store purchase during the one-day fundraister, 10 percent of the day’s sales will be donated to Komen as well.

This is an easy, fabulous and fun way to help Komen end breast cancer forever! The Coldwater Creek locations in Orange County are listed below (click links for maps): 

Westfield Main Place – 2800 N. Main Street, Santa Ana 92705

South Coast Plaza – 3333 Bear Street, Costa Mesa 92626

Shops at Rossmoor – 12191 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach 90740

The Shops at Mission Viejo – 482 The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo 92691