NEW YORK, Sep 30, 2009 / FW/ — October is Breast Cancer Awareness month; Rebecca Taylor and Carolee are helping in finding a cure with their special silk ruffle blouse and limited edition charm bracelet, respectively.
Thinking pink, Rebecca Taylor created a special silk ruffle blouse (retails for $225 and is available exclusively on Shopbop) to raise awareness and funds for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBC) – a foundation dedicated to raising awareness and funding research specifically aimed at this aggressive subtype of breast cancer.
100% of the proceeds from this pink silk blouse will go directly to TNBC.
Founded in 2005, the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation was established in honor of Nancy Block-Zenna, a young woman who was diagnosed at age of 35 with triple negative breast cancer and died 2 ½ years later.
Triple negative breast cancer is an aggressive, yet little-known subtype of breast cancer. Approximately 15% of breast cancer cases are classified as triple negative, most often occurring in younger women and African-Americans.
A diagnosis of triple negative means that the cancer is negative for estrogen, progesterone, and HER-2 hormone receptors, and therefore, common breast cancer targeted treatments are generally ineffective.
Thinking of fresh water pearls and sterling silver, Carolee LUX designed a limited edition charm bracelet with a signature heart.
Available at Bloomingdales and www.carolee.com, 10% of retail sales will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The limited edition Carolee LUX Breast Cancer bracelet retails for $75.