Company C donates $35,000-plus for breast cancer research
-- Home Textiles Today, 10/30/2009 1:04:00 PM
Concord, N.H. -- Company C is donating more than $35,000 to benefitSusan G. Komen for the Cure toward the research, education and awareness of breast cancer.
The donation stems from Company C’s recent and first-ever “Passion for Pink” event during the High Point Market. The designer and manufacturer of hand-crafted area rugs, decorative pillows, bedding, throws and fabrics, Company C gave 15% of all of its sales – garnered from its www.companyc.com website, its three retail stores in Hingham, Mass., Portland, Maines, and Concord, N.H., its national base of wholesale customers, and its business at the market -- during the special two-day event on Oct. 17 ad 18.
“This is an amazing first-time donation,” said Becky Burke, chair of the Komen VT-NH Race for the Cure. “Company C has done a truly wonderful thing here, and this money will make a real impact in both New Hampshire and Vermont.”
Burke said 75% of this donation will be dedicated to local community breast cancer education, treatment and screening programs; the rest will go to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program to fund breast cancer research.
“In just one weekend, we touched the lives of so many people affected by breast cancer,” said Christine Chapin, Company C co-founder and design director. “At Company C, we hope to inspire people through our design and colors, but this weekend, we inspired people in a whole new way. It was a remarkable experience for everyone!”
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