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.
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.