Dots Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Girlfriends Giving Back Program

The national women's retailer to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Oct 11, 2010, 15:00 ET from Dots, LLC

GLENWILLOW, Ohio, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dots, LLC announced today it will team with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® for a second year to help raise awareness of the importance of breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment during Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the "Girlfriends Giving Back" program.  

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an initiative that began in 1985 by major charities to promote early detection via mammogram.  From October 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, Dots will sell a plush puppy for $5.00; with $1 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®; and 3 embellished long-sleeved shirts for $10; with $3 donation.   Dots' Girlfriend Giving Back merchandise is available to purchase in all of Dots 400+ stores and online at  Dots is dedicated to donating a minimum of $20,000.  

"Early detection of breast cancer is critical for women of all ages and we couldn't think of a better way to bring attention to such an important cause," said Rick Bunka, Dots' President.  "Whether you are diagnosed with this life-threatening disease or know someone who is, we can all do our part to help save a life.  The 'Girlfriends Giving Back' initiative is a way for Dots and our customers to help make a difference and lead the fight to find a cure for breast cancer."  

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman's life is a little less than one in eight. About 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2010, according to the American Cancer Society.

Bunka added, "We still have far to go in the fight against breast cancer.  But with the support of Dots' customers, employees and families, 'Girlfriends Giving Back' will promote breast cancer education and awareness.  We are devoted to contributing to Susan G. Komen and ultimately celebrating the gift of life."

About Dots

A mainstay in women's specialty retail for over 20 years, Chairman and CEO Robert Glick founded the company with one Cleveland location and a passion for retail.  Dots is committed to staying ahead of the latest trends with fashion-forward buyers shopping Europe, New York and Los Angeles for the next fresh and fun look.  Today the chain operates more than 400 stores within a 26 state footprint.  Visit Dots online at

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.