KitchenAid has not let being the most popular mixer brand, among home cooks and professionals alike, “go to it’s head”. This is a company that gives back.
Unless you’ve been “living under a rock”, you are probably aware that the company has been manufacturing a pink stand mixer, the Komen Foundation Artisan Stand Mixer for several years. The company donates $50 to breast cancer research from each sale of this mixer. What you may not know is that since “Cook for the Cure” started, 11 years ago, 8 million dollars have been raised for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Eight million dollars is pretty impressive! That has to be a big help in finding the cure for breast cancer!
You also may not know that KitchenAid has an entire line of Cook for the Cure appliances. This product line includes hand mixers, food processors, blenders, cutting boards, and mixing bowls. If you are looking for any of these items anyway, why not help in the fight to cure breast cancer! Very few of us don’t know someone that has been affected by breast cancer. Here’s a chance to help others, through purchasing something you were going to buy anyway. Just be aware that you must register your purchase at www.CookfortheCure.com to generate a donation.
KitchenAid’s giving doesn’t stop there. During the week of May 22-27, 2012 the company will be hosting a Senior PGA Championship near it’s headquarters in Benton Harbor Michigan. The proceeds from this event will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Featuring famous TV Chefs (Ming Tsai, Patrick Neely, and Buddy Valastro) making lunches under tents on the grounds and offering culinary tips. There will also be a stadium built with KitchenAid mixers of every color imaginable. Oh! And of course, a star-studded line-up of golf pros. I get more excited about food than golf. But it sounds like a great event for a good cause.
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If you are interested in other ways you can make a difference. Clicking on this link (it’s free!) daily www.thebreastcancersite.com can help to fund free mammograms for women unable to afford them.
You could also look into joining the Army of Women to support breast cancer research. A program of the Dr. Susan Love Research foundation, it encourages women with or without breast cancer and of all ages and ethnicity to sign up and take part in a research project to find the causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it. When taking part in this program you may be required to complete questionaires or donate blood. Over 340,000 men and women are already participants. The foundation’s goal is to have one million participants, however, it is only open to residents of the USA. If you are interested go to www.armyofwomen.org.
The Susan G. Komen foundation was started in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, sister of the late Susan G. Komen who succumbed to breast cancer. It is now the world’s largest organization dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with $1.9 billion raised for the cause to date. Their official site has many other ways you can help in the fight against breast cancer, and many encouraging stories of those who have survived this terrible disease.
With everyone’s contributions, the cure for breast cancer can become a reality!