The month of October is over and therefore, our donation campaign for the National Breast Cancer Coalition has come to an end. We would like to thank our charitable clients that made this donation possible. We raised almost 200% more than last year. This is an incredible feat and we really appreciate our customers going that extra mile by using the InkPink discount.
If you are not familiar with the National Breast Cancer Coalition, or the NBCC, you should be. So many nonprofits only donate a small amount of the proceeds raised to actual breast cancer research, education, or training. The rest goes into marketing and running the nonprofit. However, the NBCC is different; “in 2013, 83% of the total expenses were invested in program activities such as education, training, research and public policy” (National Breast Cancer Coalition, 2013). Another reason the NBCC is so great is their countdown to beat breast cancer by January 1st, 2020. If they do not have the cure they will close their doors.
The NBCC has three main goals: research, access, and influence. On their site they have it broken down like this:
Research: to promote research into the cause of, and optimal preventive and treatment interventions for, breast cancer through increased federal funding, fostering of innovation and collaborative approaches, and improved accountability.
Access: to improve access to quality breast cancer care for all women, from screening through diagnosis, treatment and care, particularly for the underserved and uninsured, through legislation and change in systems of delivery of health care.
Influence: to educate and empower women and men as advocates, increasing the involvement and influence of those living with breast cancer and other breast cancer activists wherever and whenever breast cancer decisions are made.
We at InkHead feel that these three goals are huge in the search for a cure. The goals are inclusive to all aspects of the fight by making sure that as many women as possible have access to health care options, are educated on the subject and that the funding for finding the cure continues. The fight to end breast cancer is a difficult one, but we hope that we are able to see a cure by 2020 or, if not, in our lifetime. Please keep this organization in your mind when you are thinking about donating yourself. Here is a link with more information about the NBCC.