survivors' circle partner program
What is the BCRF Survivors' Circle Partner Program?
The Foundation receives many requests from small companies to become a Corporate Alliance partner of BCRF. Unfortunately, we can not grant permission to everyone.
We created the BCRF Survivors' Circle Partner Program for survivors involved in small businesses who want to donate to BCRF to help us fund the work of the best researchers in the world to end this disease.
Who is eligible?
Breast cancer survivors and people who have been personally touched by breast cancer victims.
Your company must be a small business; "one that is independently owned and operated and which is not dominant in its field of operation" as defined by the US Small Business Administration and has less than 20 employees.
The company or product must be approved by BCRF and all partnerships are granted on a case-by-case basis.
To cover our administration costs plus a make a small donation, all BCRF Survivors' Circle Partner Program companies are required to make a minimum $250 donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Once BCRF receives your $250 minimum donation, you'll be given permission to use our name on your web site and/or other materials as mutually agreed upon. BCRF will help you create the appropriate copy/text for your needs.
You can link your web site to www.bcrfcure.org
BCRF will list your company on our BCRF Survivors' Circle Partner Program page with a link to our website.
Time Period: 12 months
For more information, please email Janis Choy at email@example.com
with "Survivors' Circle" in the subject line.
We are proud to present the individuals who have signed up as Survivors' Circle Partners. Visit their websites and learn about their motivation and their special promotions.
AHH! Bean Bag Chairs, Jade Nguyen
"When I was diagnosed with breast cancer this year, I was 39 and totally unprepared. Now that I have gained knowledge and hope, I am so proud to be a BCRF supporter. In the past year, literally everyone I have crossed paths with has been affected intimately by breast cancer in one way or another. That's scary. I'm grateful that BCRF is here to help advance us towards a cure in my lifetime. I started AHH! Products to offer top-quality, washable bean bag chairs with water-repellent liners that are not only stylish, but very practical. They come in sizes and styles for kids and adults, and I can tell you that bean bags really saved me during my surgeries when I couldn't lay down! $1 for every pink 37" premium size "Cuddle Soft" bean bag sold will be donated to BCRF.
Bluestone Payments, LLC, Linda Rossetti
Visit www.bluestonepayments.com or www.pinkpayments.com
Pink Payments Survivor Programs Gives Back! Pink Payments is a proud supporter of women and the issues, concerns, and businesses which surround them. Pink Payments is a merchant service solution that provides debit and credit card payment processing solutions to a variety of businesses. Pink Payments is a program of Bluestone Payments, LLC, and was created to support women's interests and the belief of giving back to the community of women. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is very important to founder and President, Linda Rossetti: "My mother, Dorothy Leventhal, was a breast cancer survivor, so breast cancer research is critical to me and it was to my mom, as well as to women around the world. I'm proud to be a contributor to the ongoing cause to find a cure," said Rossetti. A minimum of $25 per each signed account is donated to BCRF and with your support, Pink Payments is proud to give back to the community of women worldwide.
Butterflies Bra-Vo!®, Carin Bicker
"Whenever I meet a woman who has survived breast cancer, I want to give her a hug and a cheer." These emotions motivate Carin Bicker's passionate mission: To Applaud the Essene of a Woman©, her innate courage to "Soar" above adversity. © Butterflies Bra-Vo!®
Carin has created a decorative only, aroma-therapeutic, embellished Half-bra© that is available in 5 "Standing Ovation" colors! This unique art form can be personalized and symbolizes that through life's journey, women, like delicate butterflies, become "Externally Altered... Inwardly Transformed." ® The purpose of the Half-bra©, designed as a wardrobe sachet, is that each time a woman gazes upon its elegance and smells its fragrance, she celebrates her spirit! Butterflies Bra-Vo!® will donate $1.00 from every Half- Bra© sold to BCRF.
Castriota Designs, LLC., Susan Castriota - owner
As an award winning children's book author/illustrator, I was fortunate to have my little dog Bella sniff my breast cancer before I was diagnosed in Oct. 2012. While recovering from a Double Mastectomy, chemo and reconstruction, I was inspired to create my 5th book Wilson and Bella's Big Apple Adventure! Wilson, the main character and my real life adopted dog, follows Bella off to New York City. Bella's story, which first aired on WTAE TV, made national news on YAHOO, THE DOCTORS show and FOX NEWS. Bella's fictitious NYC adventure is cleverly interwoven with the true story of the priceless gift Bella has given me. Order from this web site and a 15% of the retail price of Wilson and Bella's Big Apple Adventure! will be donated to BCRF. www.wilsongetsadopted.com
Creswell Sock Mills, Rex Creswell
"Our company is a private owned LLC sock company that is owned by me and my wife. We have been selling socks for over 5 years, but we have been involved in sock production over 15 years. Breast Cancer is important to us because of breast cancer history in our family. My Grandmother, whom I was very close to just passed away, had breast cancer, and another Aunt has also been diagnosed with breast cancer. Creswell Sock Mills proudly donates 25 cents for each dozen pair purchased to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation."
CrushCrush Couture, Charli Eaton
Created by Charli Eaton, CrushCrush Couture donates 25% of the price of every item purchased on the site to selected charities, including BCRF. CrushCrush Couture features fashionable jewelry - rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings - at below retail prices. Every month, www.crushcrushcouture.com showcases a new jewelry designer with
a unique story to tell along with videos demonstrating how to mix
and match jewelry styles to make a statement. "Jewelry is a wonderful way
for people to express themselves," says Eaton. "And with CrushCrush, they can truly wear it with pride, because they are giving back with passion to those in need."
Days Ago, Kathleen Whitehurst
"I am a 14-year breast cancer survivor who endured chemotherapy, a mastectomy, and a Tram flap reconstruction. Inspired by my family's love to fight the disease, I had 7 surgeries in 4 years. After my checkup in 2007, my doctor challenged me to help other women facing the same battle I overcame. My daughter Jamie worked with me at the time at the company I founded with a friend. We manufactured our invention called the DaysAgo Digital Day Counter. Jamie, who had stood by me through all my treatments, suggested creating a Pink DaysAgo for women to stick to the bathroom mirror to remind how long it had been since their last breast self-exam. We introduced the Pink DaysAgo in October 2007 and 10% of your purchase from this site is donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation"
Elizabeth Daniel, Elizabeth Thurer and Lisa Daniel
The founders have sought to revolutionize the eternally classic, essential white button-down shirt. Elizabeth Daniel New York designs offer the perfect solution to the other uncomfortable and unflattering options available for retail sale today. This new "solution basic," is a necessary wardrobe building piece for women of all shapes and sizes. Constructed of a top-quality woven sateen and an exceptionally soft pima knit, the designs produce the ultimate feeling of comfort while revealing the slimmest of silhouettes. The shirts are currently offered in four styles in black or white: the Classic Tailored look, the Sleeveless look, the Tuxedo, and the Ruffle. During October and November of 2011, Elizabeth Daniel New York donated 10% from your purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Experience It, Charlene M. Dodson
Experience It, LLC (the creator of the www.livelifelikelindy.com project) has custom designed a gorgeous anti-tarnish sterling silver pendant, and a breast cancer awareness bracelet collection to help promote awareness and raise money for breast cancer research. $50 from the sale of each of these items will be donated to BCRF. You can view Experience It's complete jewelry collection at www.experienceitnow.com.
The www.livelifelikelindy.com project (a.k.a. L4 project) has been created to inspire people to live life to the fullest every day. Linda ("Lindy") Mae Dodson shares her story here and the remarks/tributes from her family, friends, co-workers and students. We invite people to share similar stories about people in their lives that make a difference. Through sharing, we can make the world a better place and help find a cure for breast cancer.
Visit www.livelifelikelindy.com to read about this exciting project, and learn how you can make a difference either by contributing stories, donating through our GIVE NOW program, or both.
Give 5 to Cancer, Loren Balkowitsch
Give5ToCancer.com is committed to providing their customers with the highest quality products and customer service while supporting a great cause. Give5ToCancer will be donating $5 for every 5 products sold to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.
Handbag Handcuff®, Beth Corets (BACOR, Inc.)
“I created Handbag Handcuff® after my bag flew off the passenger seat and dumped its contents all over the floor,” said Founder Beth Corets. “Handbag Handcuff® secures your bag in place in the car, on a stroller, to a chair, luggage, a shopping cart or anywhere you go and solves the universally vexing problem of toppled bags. It also doubles as a handle to carry multiple shopping, takeout or grocery bags.” “Breast cancer research is an imperative to me, not only as a woman and mother of daughters, but as a wife and a sister. I created our new color, Cerise Pink, to honor my friends and relatives who have struggled with breast cancer.” Five percent (5%) of the purchase price of the Cerise Pink Handbag Handcuff® will be donated to BCRF to raise awareness and further its life-changing research.
HOPE MATTERS, Founder Maryann Makekau
Hope Matters was founded on the desire to make a difference in hurting lives worldwide. That motivation began with our Little Pink Book series; from the first book to bless a friend diagnosed with breast cancer-a channel of hope was born. No matter how old you are, coping with cancer or other difficult journeys, "the child within" is impacted. We believe in magnifying the hope for a cure. That's what led us to dedicate fifty cents of every sale of When Your Teacher Has Cancer to BCRF.
Jerry's Occoquan Jewelers, Brenda
Monn and Patricia Lyons
"We are a small woman owned jewelry boutique located in Historic Occoquan, 30 minutes south of Washington D.C. Cancer has touched our lives in many ways. Diagnosed in 2003 with triple negative breast cancer, I am a
jewelry designer and survivor! I'm trying to help ensure that many more women survive this dreaded disease. My business partner's mother was diagnosed in 2004 with late stage breast cancer, then in 2009 with Ovarian cancer. She has recently found out she has mets to her lungs, or perhaps a third primary cancer. We are waiting for the biopsy results. I have created four exclusive fine jewelry designs: a Drop Of Faith, the Gift SURVIVOR, Helen's Whistle and III- (triple negative), where 7% from your purchase of each design will be donated to BCRF. We feel passionately that in many ways we have been called to action. In our own small way, we WILL fight until a cure is found!"
Jump Services LLC, Dr. Jeffrey Politsky
Visit www.two-and-a-half.com and www.jumpservicesllc.com/
Chickadees, Bumblebeez, Pussywillow Trees and Two-And-A-Half! A Children's Book of Adventure" is a vibrantly and exceptionally well-illustrated book written to inspire youngsters to follow their innate curiosity and urge to explore and to appreciate diversity. The book begins with 3 characters (a monkey, a cat, and a pelican) each on their own quests to learn more about the different people, places, and cultures of the world they live in. They travel independently to a far-away island and meet by coincidence. Together, they befriend a local dog who takes them even further than they ever imagined. The book is dedicated to my children, the memory of my grandfather, and to my wife, who was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer two years ago and has done amazingly given what she went through. Fifty percent ($18) of the sale of each book will be donated equally to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The Toronto Dementia Research Alliance. Please visit www.two-and-a-half.com and www.jumpservicesllc.com (and click on the projects page) to learn more about the book and to purchase a copy. Thank you for your support.
Mom Rules: Because Even Super Heroes Need Help, Treion Muller
Mom Rules is the everyday instructional manual to help mothers worldwide accept their true identity, activate their superpowers, and channel the Supermom in them. But even superheroes need help sometimes. Mom Rules is that helping hands -- a quick go-to guide of 82 essential rules to help mothers know what to expect, what to say, and what to do in those difficult moments when they are their wits end. $0.59 cents from each purchase of this book will be donated to BCRF. Buy at www.amazon.com
Nalukai Tricia McCarthy – owner
In Hawaiian, the word Nalukai means “a wise soul who has weathered life’s storms.” Designer Tricia McCarthy launched the collection after her sister-in-law Laura, a true Nalukai by definition, successfully overcame a two-time battle with breast cancer. Laura’s strength and personal mantra of “Believe” showed courage and strength that fueled Tricia’s passion to create jewelry that empowers and inspires. By fusing this with the beauty of the Hawaiian language, one that Tricia finds truly magical, the Nalukai Jewelry Collection took full force.
As Tricia explains, “Each piece I’ve created is meant to bring inspiration to the wearer. I am constantly inspired by other’s stories and I created this line to honor individual strength and grace. I combined that uniqueness with the beauty of Hawaii – from the land and the sea, the melodic language, as well as the culture and customs, all of which are reflected and honored in the collection.”
Nicky Cooks! LLC, Nicky Sandels
In April 2013, personal chef Nicky Sandels was shocked to learn that she had Stage 2 breast cancer. At 42, she had no family history of the disease and led a healthy, active lifestyle with her husband and three young kids in northern New Jersey. A grueling chemotherapy schedule, then daily radiation followed her breast surgery last spring.
Today, touched by the tremendous love and support she has received from her entire community, Nicky has been inspired to create a fun, celebrity-driven cookbook to help other women coping with this too-often diagnosed disease. We are honored to donate 100% from every purchase of the upcoming Nicky Cooks! For the Cause cookbook to BCRF.
Red Daisy Upscale Sports Bras, Phylise Sands
"Red Daisy™ is a labor of love for me. As a lifelong fitness buff, I wanted to create a sports bra line that satisfies active women's fashion needs as well as their need for support and performance. Providing inspiration and support to women living with breast cancer became another personal mission for me in 2005 when my mother and sister were diagnosed with breast cancer. My mother's cancer was detected early and treated successfully while my sister continues to receive treatment. She has so inspired me with her strength that I want to empower women with breast cancer by donating 10% from every Red Daisy sports bra sold in the color red to BCRF."
Red Daisy sports bras and coordinates set a new standard in upscale active intimates with contemporary designs made of luxurious Sensitive® microfiber fabrics from Italy with Lycra® spandex. Red Daisy combines the support and performance of a classic sports bra with the allure of European lingerie. Red Daisy LLC is proud to partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and pledges to support the formidable women fighting this disease throughout the world. Building awareness of the benefits of an active lifestyle and good breast health is integral to our brand mission and we stand as a partner in the battle against breast cancer through our year-round efforts.
"Sisters4hope, LLC was started by two breast cancer survivors interested in making other cancer patients more comfortable. We personally found the seat belt a discomfort during our many trips to and from medical treatments. After breast biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, radiation therapy, and breast reconstruction, our chest area was tender and sore. We wished there was a product to minimize the pain experienced when traveling. The seat belt even irritated the IV port! Thus, we have developed the sisters4hope™ memory foam seat belt cushion. Our cushion adds comfort to the seat belt strap and minimizes contact to sensitive areas, including the IV port. The pink ribbon, also adds a nice touch to your car interior.
We will donate $1 for every pad sold to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® with hope that the cure is within our lifetime. But in the meantime, we hope to make other's experience a bit more comfortable. To buy one now, click here here.
Sbangle, Vicki McGuigan and Varun Marwah
Sbangle specializes in handmade crystal jewelry and housewares that shimmer like diamonds for a fraction of the cost. Each stone is laid by hand making each piece as unique as you are.
To honor Varun’s mother and grandmother, who are both survivors of breast cancer, we launched our first Sbangle for Charity campaign: the Pink Campaign. Sbangle donates 20% of the sale of each Pink & Diamond Ribbon, Slim, and Napkin Rings set to BCRF.
Veronica Brett Swimwear
Made from the finest Italian swim fabrics and designed to conceal a lightweight breast form, this figure-flattering swimwear was created to help breast cancer survivors and all women feel fabulous all over again.
Veronica Brett is thrilled to support BCRF and the incredible work they are doing to fund breast cancer research."
YogaSole Studio, Evalena V. Leedy & Antonella Pannullo
"YogaSole's mission is to bring the healing art of yoga into peoples' lives and to find ways to give back to our community. Evalena's Mom was diagnosed just as we were beginning the YogaSole venture. After 2 lumpectomies, many ups and downs, radiation therapy and lots of prayers she gratefully has joined the ranks of the breast cancer survivors who have suffered before her. Everyone we speak to has been touched in one way or another by the pain of breast cancer. After a mastectomy, Antonella's aunt is thankfully a 14 year survivor. The statistics of those who have been or will be afflicted in the future are almost overwhelming. The journey to finding a cure is long and costly, and it is in honor of the survivors and in hope for finding a cure in the future that we will donate $1 from your Mat Rental purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. We wish to raise awareness and generate support for the very necessary research efforts of compassionate, driven, health care professionals. We are honored to join the survivors circle partner program.