The Breast Cancer Fund would like to gratefully acknowledge our business partners in prevention. These socially responsible businesses generate significant financial support every year for the Breast Cancer Fund through sponsorships and unique cause-marketing promotions.
In line with our mission to identify and eliminate the environmental causes of breast cancer, the Breast Cancer Fund creates partnerships with like-minded companies that strive to protect our health and the health of our environment. For more on how we approach business partnerships, read this excellent Charity Navigator conversation with the Breast Cancer Fund's Sheila Brown.
Our Strategic Business Partner
LUNA®, makers of The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®, has been a steadfast ally of our work since its launch in 1999. LUNA promotes prevention in every aspect of its business—from incorporating our logo into its packaging to creating the Berry Almond LUNA Bar in honor of the Breast Cancer Fund. The women LUNA engages through its community-based programs, including LUNAFEST, Team LUNA Chix and LUNA Moms Clubs, have provided critical fundraising and advocacy support.
In 2007, the Breast Cancer Fund and LUNA joined together to create Pure Prevention, a campaign to inspire women to take simple actions to reduce their risk.
Through the efforts of LUNA and the Clif Bar Family Foundation, more than $3.5 million has been raised in support of breast cancer prevention! This funding has been crucial to ensuring that the Breast Cancer Fund continues the important programmatic and policy initiatives to stop this disease before it starts.
Other Featured Business Partners
Ahnu is an outdoor performance and lifestyle footwear brand founded on the premise that achieving balance creates a more rewarding life. Whether designed for hiking on trails through the Big Sur Mountains or having a fun night in the city with friends, Ahnu infuses technology through all of their products that keeps us centered, balanced, stylish and ultimately comfortable for miles on end.
And while their passions drive them to create great performance products, their values guide them to be environmentally and socially responsible. As part of that passion and commitment, they proudly support the Breast Cancer Fund. This spring, co-founders Jim and Jacqueline Van Dine announced their Prevention Mission, a new initiative to raise up to $100,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund by donating $5 for every pair of women's performance shoes sold between March 1 and May 31, 2011. As of June 1, 2011, we are happy to report that the mission was accomplished! Though we've met the fundraising goal of Ahnu's Prevention Mission, please join us in continuing to spread the word by supporting the company and its socially and environmentally responsible products. Shop for Ahnu shoes to benefit the Breast Cancer Fund.
In addition, in partnership with the Plus 3 Network, a social network connecting corporate sponsors and nonprofits in a journey of personal fitness and charitable giving, Ahnu Footwear has donated $30,000 to the Breast Cancer Fund and has pledged to donate $15,000 more through 2012. Learn more about the Ahnu and Breast Cancer Fund partnership on the Plus 3 Network.
The Breast Cancer Fund has a long-standing relationship with Donate For Charity, a nationwide company that specializes in vehicle donations for nonprofit organizations. Donate For Charity arranges to tow your vehicle, handle all DMV issues, send a tax-deductible receipt and distribute your donations to the Breast Cancer Fund.
With the challenging economic climate having a negative impact on all charitable donations, programs like this help keep the Breast Cancer Fund at the forefront of breast cancer prevention. Car donations through Donate for Charity have raised more than $750,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund since 2003.
Klean Kanteen is a small, family-owned and operated company located in Chico, California. Since 2004, Klean Kanteen has produced and distributed durable, stainless steel beverage containers as an alternative to single-use, plastic bottles.
As a company, Klean Kanteen is characterized by an enduring commitment to product and service excellence. They treat customers like neighbors and partners like dear friends. Their goal is simple: to provide customers with affordable, high-quality beverage containers and accessories that protect our health and the health of our planet.
Since 2004, Klean Kanteen has given more than $60,000 in cash and in-kind donations to the Breast Cancer Fund. To honor their support and their leadership in corporate sustainability and social responsibility, Klean Kanteen co-owners Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer were honored as 2010 Breast Cancer Fund Heroes at our annual Heroes Celebration awards gala.
Women's outdoor clothing company ISIS is a long-time supporter of the Breast Cancer Fund and our annual outdoor challenges. ISIS provides lightweight waterproof shell jackets and pants, warm down jackets and comfortable supportive bras for ladies with an active lifestyle. Each year, the company carefully outfits our Climb Against the Odds team to ensure they safely reach the top of Mt. Shasta. It has also sponsored seven Peak Hikes and is now a sponsor of Cattara's Sacred Treks, which benefit the Breast Cancer Fund.
Since 2000, ISIS has donated more than $170,000 in cash and in-kind donations! With an overall mission to make a difference in the lives of women, they are passionate about growing the community of women who are inspired to live an active life. The Breast Cancer Fund is grateful for Isis's partnership on and off the mountain!
The Breast Cancer Fund receives invaluable support through 1% For the Planet's efforts to tilt the scales of giving toward nonprofits dedicated to sustainability. They do this by inspiring the business community to contribute 1 percent of annual sales to become part of the solution. By joining 1% For The Planet, businesses can help drive positive environmental change, while gaining recognition for their responsibility and promoting further action on the part of their consumers, employees and other companies.
The Breast Cancer Fund receives support from 1% For the Planet through several of our business partners, including PeopleTowels, Lorrie Thomas Web Marketing, Basket Case Wines and Noah's Naturals, LLC.
Seventh Generation believes that business is one of the most powerful instruments for meaningful change, which is why the company is committed to supporting like-minded organizations, like the Breast Cancer Fund, working toward sustainability. Seventh Generation has generously pledged to donate $40,000 to breast cancer prevention in 2011.
Started in 1988, Seventh Generation remains an independent, privately held company based in Burlington, Vt. The company works to make a difference in all aspects of its business, from product development through production, purchase, use and disposal. It strives to reduce its environmental impact, increase performance and safety, and create a more sustainable supply chain. The company also hopes its efforts create a new mindfulness in business, where companies work as partners with stakeholders to create a brighter future for our planet.
Become a Business Partner
By partnering with the Breast Cancer Fund, you're aligning your business with the leading national organization focused on eliminating the environmental causes of breast cancer. Learn more about how your business can become a supporter of the Breast Cancer Fund.