eBags.com Raises Breast Cancer Awareness Year-Round With Pick Pink Program

Online Retailer Has Donated Over $400,000 to Date

Sep 27, 2006, 01:00 ET from eBags.com

    DENVER, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- This year alone, the American Cancer
 Society estimates that 214,640 unique cases of breast cancer will occur in
 the United States. Within the year, over 40,000 will die from the disease.
 Yet, The National Cancer Institute has announced that breast cancer rates
 had begun to stabilize in 2001, and even appear to trend toward decline in
 recent years. Undoubtedly, increased awareness of early detection,
 treatment opportunities, and research possibilities have affected this
 trend. Therefore, support for those institutions leading the charge against
 eradicating breast cancer has become more important than ever.
     In an effort to eradicate this disease, eBags.com partnered with the
 Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in 2004 through its Pick Pink
 Program. Through eBags.com, customers can shop the Pick Pink boutique,
 which contains over 900 pink products. For each item purchased, 10% of the
 retail price is donated to the Komen Foundation. To date, eBags.com has
 donated over $400,000 to the Komen Foundation.
     Hundreds of pink products are available on eBags.com -- everything from
 handbags to laptop cases to TSA approved luggage locks. Brands such as
 JanSport, Samsonite, Donald J Pliner, Mobile Edge, and Nike feature pink
 versions of their products on the site. Additionally, eBags' own collection
 of 14 Pick Pink products, including backpacks, business cases, and travel
 accessories are among the top sellers in the program.
     "70% of our customers are women," states Peter Cobb, Co-founder of
 eBags.com. "Supporting this cause is extremely important to our company. We
 want our customers to know that we support them, support their communities,
 and support their well-being. Breast cancer awareness, education and
 treatment is near and dear to our hearts." In addition to products,
 www.eBags.com/pickpink also features several informational links on breast
 cancer. Breast self-examination (BSE) instructions, a fact sheet, and a
 tutorial on the anatomy of breast cancer combine to create an informative
 center, while a link to The Komen Foundation's message boards encourages
 community and discussion.
     About eBags.com
     eBags is the world's leading online provider of fashion and functional
 luggage, handbags, business cases, backpacks and accessories for all
 lifestyles. eBags features over 300 brands and 20,000 products from
 well-known names including Samsonite, Francesco Biasia, kate spade,
 JanSport, and Nike. By developing pioneering tools such as the Laptop Case
 Finder and the Airline Approved Carry-On Finder and with over 950,000
 unbiased customer ratings and testimonials, eBags has taken the guesswork
 out of bag shopping online. eBags.com is a part of eBags, Inc. which
 includes eBags UK, and 6pm.com, specializing in well-known branded men's
 and women's footwear from around the world in an incredible range of sizes
 and widths. For more information on eBags, please visit www.eBags.com.

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