Shop for the Cause this September!
Shop for the Cause This September!
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and OCRF is pleased to offer lots of exciting ways to support the cause with the help of our generous corporate partners. This month, we welcome back longtime friends and introduce several inspiring new campaigns. There’s something for everyone, and each has one beautiful thing in common – all will raise awareness and funds for much-needed ovarian cancer research.
This month, longtime OCRF partners Alex and Ani and The Circle of Strength teamed up for a special in-store event at select Alex and Ani stores across the country. On September 10th, 15% of all sales from the event benefited The Circle of Strength. Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is a beneficiary of The Circle of Strength, and a portion of proceeds from this event will support our research programs. Also this September, OCRF and Alex and Ani celebrate the one-year anniversary of a partnership that has raised $175,000 through the Charity by Design “Strength in Full Bloom” 3 Bangle Set. 20% of the purchase of this special set will continue to benefit OCRF.
Our friends at B Floral are offering supporters in the New York area the opportunity to combine gorgeous floral design with philanthropy throughout Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. For any event booked in September, taking place on or before January 31, 2015, B Floral will donate 20% of the final sale to OCRF. Use the promo code “OCRF” when placing your order.
Portable power providers Halo2Cloud have made OCRF their flagship charity partner, and on September 1st will begin offering customers the chance to stay charged at home, at school, at work or at play, with the black edition of the HALO Pocket Power 5500. This sleek, portable charger is perfect for charging of all mobile phones including the iPhone 5, tablets, gaming systems, GPS, and Bluetooth devices. Through December 31st, Halo will donate 10% of the purchase price of this $49.99 charger to OCRF.
Fast-casual restaurant Newk’s Eatery is joining forces with OCRF at more than 70 Newk’s restaurants in the southeast, replacing their signature black cup with a teal cup and providing educational information about ovarian cancer. The story of Lori Newcomb, wife of Newk’s CEO and an ovarian cancer survivor, is available to restaurant guests and the public through a special flyer and a campaign video and on the Newk’s Cares website, and Newk’s will donate a minimum of $15,000 to OCRF as part of its charitable initiative. Newk’s is also the Presenting Sponsor for OCRF’s first ever Ovarian Cycle Jackson Ready. Set. Ride!®, taking place on September 25th at Country Club of Jackson.
Our friends at SEE Eyewear will once again raise money for research and offer increased store presence for OCRF and ovarian cancer awareness through their hip “Protect Your Privates” campaign, held in all 34 SEE locations across the U.S. Shoppers can pick up free ovarian cancer awareness kits as they browse a stylish selection of frames, and a portion of all sales every Monday in September will benefit OCRF. Be sure to pick up a Protect Your Privates t-shirt while you’re there!
Stand Up 2 Cancer
The Stand Up To Cancer show is back for the 4th time and we’re proud to be a new supporter! 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in this country will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. On September 5th, it’s time to fight back with some of the world’s greatest actors, musicians, and scientists. Tune in at 8pm/7CT on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and many other broadcast and cable networks.
Get Fashionable for Philanthropy with #OCRFInstaGlam
OCRF is on Instagram, and we’re asking you to help raise awareness while having fun by getting #OCRFInstaGlam for the cause. Snap a pic of yourself showing off an outfit, item or accessory from one of our generous Super Saturday LA or NY designers, and tag it with the designer’s handle and #OCRFInstaGlam hashtag. Not only will we re-post our favorites throughout the month, but the person who posts the #OCRFInstaGlam photo that gets the most “likes” on Instagram will win a coveted #OCRFSuperSaturday Goodie Bag. Follow OCRF on Instagram to see photos from the community, and you may even spot yours.
Give and Bare It! At Haven Spa and Eve Salon
Haven Spa, a New York City beauty retreat offering “a little bit of heaven in the heart of SoHo,” along with West Village favorite Eve Salon, invite women looking for a day of wellness and beauty to stop by for a chance to treat themselves while giving back. In support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, these long-time partners will donate $1 to OCRF for every bikini wax throughout the month.
Join OCRF Team Hope
Feeling inspired? September is the perfect time to join OCRF Team Hope and start your own campaign, online or in your community, to raise awareness and funds for research. Signing up is free, and you’ll receive your own personal page to tell your story and share with friends. Click here to learn more and get started.
Ride for Research at an Ovarian Cycle Event Near You
OCRF’s Ovarian Cycle events will take place during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in New York, New York, and for the first time in Jackson, Mississippi. Plus, a special discounted early registration opportunity and kick-off event will take place this month for the ride in Atlanta, Georgia scheduled for March 7, 2015. Additional Ovarian Cycle events are scheduled for later in the fall. Reserve your spot today to ride for research in September, and for even more opportunities to get involved, visit the Upcoming Events calendar.
Free Educational Webinar: September 30th
Listen in and ask questions live as OCRF Scientific Advisory Committee member, Ursula Matulonis, M.D., of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, presents the free educational webinar, “Breast and Ovarian Cancer.” Click here to be notified when registration is open.
Make a September Donation to Support Research
Give to research in honor or in memory of a loved one, or in support of women everywhere during this special month. When you make a secure online donation, send a check to support research, or call us at 212-268-1002, we can send a letter notifying the person of your choice of your generous contribution.
Visit the OCRF Online Shop
For a full selection of clothing, accessories, jewelry and lots more to support the cause, check out the OCRF Online Shop.
Thank you for joining us in the fight against ovarian cancer. Together we can change the future.