Ward Center stores join forces
Susan G. Komen for the Cure celebrated its 16th year in Hawaii with the Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure held Sunday. To commemorate the event and Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Ward Center merchants are "In the Pink," offering customers anything from trendy pink — the color of the cause — fashions, pink edible treats, and pink ribbons made by Komen Hawaii volunteers.
For select pink purchases, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to help support local programs in the fight against breast cancer. The remaining money supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program, which funds cancer research and educational and scientific programs around the world.
Some of the merchants offering items are:
» Island Slipper Store: Donating $5 from each sale of pink floral Komen slippers.
» Executive Chef/Bath & Butler: Donating a portion of sales from official logo items.
» MisFortune: Donating a portion of sales of scarves ($15 to $18), jewelry ($12 to $15), and the Melie Bianco Bow and Rosette Kiss Lock Clutch ($57).
» Sedona: Offering pink heart T-shirts designed locally by Kisa Kosmos ($33) and a camisole ($22), with a portion of proceeds going to the Hawaii Komen affiliate.
» Big City Diner: Donating 50 cents of each guava sorbet purchased in October to breast cancer research.
Sephora offers 5 giving deals
Sephora has created five exclusive items and will donate $1 from the sale of each to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation:
» Sephora Collection Pop-Up Hair Brush ($8) travel brush, which comes in pink with a slim case and mirror.
» Pink Color-to-Go palette ($15) with eight eye shadows, four lip glosses and a blush.
» Pink eyelash curler ($16).
» Pink rhinestone-studded compact mirror ($18) with dual magnification and organza pouch.
» Sephora Collection 10-piece brush set ($60) for face, eyes and lips in a pink travel case.
More ways to donate
» Text "PINK" to 90999 (message and data rates apply) to donate $10 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, then enjoy a day of shopping at Waikele Premium Outlets Pink Event, Oct. 30 and 31.
Show the receipt on your phone at the registration table to receive a savings card for discounts from Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren and more.
On-site donations to the Hawaii affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be also be accepted. An affiliate representative will be available to answer questions regarding breast health and the organization’s efforts.
» Not Your Daughter’s Jeans will donate $1 to Komen for the Cure for every woman who tries on a pair of NYDJ denim at Nordstrom stores nationwide through Nov. 30. NYDJ pledges to donate $75,000 to $100,000.