Chinet Supports Fight Against Breast Cancer

A percentage of every pink Chinet(R) Casuals plate sold will be donated to

Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) during National Breast Cancer Awareness


Sep 04, 2008, 01:00 ET from Huhtamaki

    DESOTO, Kan., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Pink has become synonymous with
 support for breast cancer awareness and research through the grassroots
 efforts of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and in that spirit, Chinet brand
 pink molded fiber plates will be available to help support the
 organization's efforts.
     The first disposable tableware brand to participate in this important
 ongoing fundraiser, pink Chinet Casuals plates in 44 count lunch and 15 and
 32 count dinner sizes will be available in stores during September and
 October 2008, recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
     Chinet will donate a minimum of $100,000 to support the cause. For
 every pink Chinet Casuals plate sold, 10 percent of the sale will be
 donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
     "Nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the
 United States alone this year," said Julie Stoetzer, Chinet Brand Marketing
 Manager. "We are dedicated to the fight against breast cancer and through
 our support and the support of others, we are proud to be working alongside
 Susan G. Komen for the Cure to educate, treat and one day eradicate breast
     The world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and
 activists, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has raised nearly $1 billion for
 breast cancer research and community outreach programs.
     Some alarming statistics surrounding breast cancer:
     -- Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer
     -- One woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes
     -- An estimated 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be
 diagnosed in American women in 2008 alone
     -- In the United States, a woman has a one in eight risk of developing
 breast cancer in her lifetime
     To show your support in finding a cure, look for the pink Chinet Casual
 plates near you by visiting

SOURCE Huhtamaki