DENVER, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- eBags.com launched the Pick Pink Program
benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in July 2004. Since
then, eBags.com has raised over $175,000 to help the fight against Breast
Cancer and has guaranteed a minimum donation of $100,000 for 2005. All pink
bags on eBags.com are flagged by a pink ribbon and the company will donate 10%
of the retail sale price of every pink bag to the Komen Foundation.
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Hundreds of pink bags are available on eBags' website with new styles
being added every day. This year, eBags has worked with top brands including
CamelBak, Case Closed, Victorinox, Road Wired, Pacific Design, Clava, and
American Tourister to develop pink bags and accessories especially for the
Pick Pink program. eBags has also developed its own collection of 18 Pick
Pink products that includes backpacks, messenger bags, luggage, travel
accessories and business cases.
eBags.com also features a Pick Pink Page, www.ebags.com/pickpink, that
allows customers to search all the pink bags by category. This page also
includes information on the Komen Foundation and has helpful links to message
boards, fast facts and information about breast cancer education and
prevention, including online breast self-examination instructions.
"eBags is proud to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation,"
said Jon Nordmark, CEO of eBags.com. "Over 70% of our customers are women and
we are committed to fighting this life-threatening disease by raising funds
for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment through our
Pick Pink Program and by educating our customers about the importance of early
This year alone, more than 200,000 new invasive cases of breast cancer are
expected to occur among women and men in the United States, and more than
40,000 women and men will die from this disease. Until more is known about
preventing breast cancer, detection of breast cancer at an early stage
provides more treatment options and a greater chance of survival. When the
disease is confined to the breast, the five-year survival rate is more than
"A key to our success at the Komen Foundation is that we collaborate with
a variety of organizations to provide creative ways for people to make a
difference in the fight against breast cancer," said Cindy Schneible, vice
president of cause-related marketing and sponsorship at the Komen Foundation.
"We are proud to have the opportunity to partner with eBags.com to increase
breast cancer awareness and allow consumers nationwide to make a valuable
contribution to breast cancer research and community outreach programs."
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is fighting to eradicate
breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. In addition to funding research,
the Foundation supports education, screening and treatment projects in
communities around the world and delivers the life-saving message of early
detection to millions of women and men. For more information, visit the
Foundation's Web site at www.komen.org or call 1.800 I'M AWARE(R).
eBags.com is the world's leading online provider of fashion and functional
luggage, handbags, business cases, backpacks and accessories for all
lifestyles. eBags features over 250 brands and 15,000 products from well-
known names including Samsonite, kate spade, Kenneth Cole, Victorinox,
JanSport, and Nike. By developing pioneering tools such as the Laptop Case
Finder and the Airline Approved Carry-On Finder and with over 400,000 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 Shoedini.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 http://www.ebags.com.