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Pink Mitten campaign to support breast cancer research

The Pink Mitten Campaign has been launched in North America and should prove to be an invaluable fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the United States.

Since the beginning of December, more than 300,000 Pink Mittens have been made available at 2,400 retailers throughout North America. The creator of the campaign Kootenay Knit & Apparel, will donate $1 from every pair of mittens sold tp the breast cancer charities.

The mittens are high-quality knitted and fleece lined with a pink ribbon symbol emblazoned on the front. They could make a great stocking stuffer this holiday season and will help a worthy cause.

"The Pink Mitten campaign is an incredible opportunity for individuals to make a difference, one pair of mittens at a time," says Holly Henderson, a director for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The program's first stage raised more than $300,000 for the two charities and the goal is to reach $2.5 million in 2011.

According to the American Cancer Society, there are over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.
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