Funds Raised Will Support More Than Half a Million People in 2015
Chico’s FAS, Inc., and its family of brands – Chico’s, White House Black Market, Soma and Boston Proper – announces its annual partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a national nonprofit education and support organization serving women and families affected by breast cancer.
“Living Beyond Breast Cancer shares more than a partnership with Chico’s FAS, Inc. It shares a friendship,” said the organization’s chief executive officer Jean A. Sachs, MSS, MLSP. “They give with no expectation of receiving anything in return but rather solely to help ensure that any woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer has a place to turn for information, connection and support.”
Now through October 31st, White House Black Market is selling The Give Hope Collection which includes five limited edition products featuring LBBC’s symbol of a butterfly. The theme of “Together We Fly Beyond” unites this collection which features a butterfly embellished tee, a silk scarf, an umbrella, notecards and a special butterfly necklace designed in collaboration with jewelry line Dogeared, Inc.® WHBM is proud to donate more than 50 percent of the proceeds from these items ($40 donation per tee, $45 donation per scarf, $20 donation per umbrella, $5 donation per notecard set and $24 donation per necklace) to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. The collection will be sold in WHBM boutiques and outlets across the U.S and online at whbm.com. The support for the cause goes beyond product sales; for the fifth year in a row White House Black Market is the presenting sponsor of LBBC’s annual gala, The Butterfly Ball, in Philadelphia.
Soma will donate $1 for every bra sold, including mastectomy bras, (up to $20,000) to LBBC through October 21. Additionally, Soma invites women living beyond breast cancer to visit boutiques for a free bra fitting with a fit expert who can help address the needs of women facing mastectomy and lumpectomy surgeries.
Boston Proper will donate 25% of the proceeds (up to $10,000) of their Long Sleeve Fearlessly Feminine tee to LBBC during the month of October. The tee will be sold in boutiques and at bostonproper.com. Chico’s,WhiteHouseBlackMarket,SomaandBostonProperwillaccept donations at the register and online during the month of October for LBBC.
Since 2004 Chico’s FAS, with the support of its generous customers, has raised more than $3 million for LBBC.
ABOUT CHICO’S FAS, INC.
The Company, through its brands, Chico’s, White House Black Market, Soma, and Boston Proper, is a women’s specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items. Chico’s FAS, Inc. currently operates more than 1,500 boutiques and outlets across North America, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands. Each brand publishes a monthly catalog and offers online shopping at www.chicos.com, www.whbm.com, www.soma.com and www.bostonproper.com.
ABOUT LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCER (LBBC)
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is a nonprofit organization whose vision is a world where no one impacted by breast cancer feels uninformed or alone. To strive toward reaching that vision, LBBC’s mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. LBBC addresses the current needs of people affected by breast cancer, whether they are newly diagnosed, in treatment, recovery or living with a history of or managing a metastatic form of the disease. Resources are developed in collaboration with the nation’s leading oncologists, health professionals and ally organizations and are delivered by people who understand the physical and emotional complexities of breast cancer. LBBC offers its programs and services in a variety of printed and digital formats. For more information, visit them at LBBC.ORG.
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