Breast Cancer Awareness business updates - The Packer

Breast Cancer Awareness business updates

07/23/2014 02:09:00 PM
Chelsea Mies

The study aims to see if mangoes have a positive effect on breast cancer.


Pink pumpkins join baking fundraiser

The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, Rocky Ford, Colo., is partnering with “Bake it Happen” in a baking fundraiser.

The sisters behind Bake it Happen centered the fundraiser around baking recipes, including a pumpkin recipe, developed by their mother, mother who died of breast cancer.

Through October, participants can bake the items and submit a photo to the Bake it Happen Facebook page with the hashtage #bakeithappen or e-mail it to

Each time a photo is uploaded or e-mailed, money will be donated to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation through Bake it Happen via an anonymous corporate donor, Jen Velasquez, marketing manager for Golden Sun Marketing, said on behalf of the foundation.

Participants can also win prizes.


Robinson Fresh continues MelonUp! program

Robinson Fresh, a division of Eden Prairie, Minn.-based C.H. Robinson, is in the seventh year of its MelonUp! Pink Ribbon watermelon program.

Since 2007, the program has donated almost $950,000 to breast cancer research organizations, said Josh Knox, category general manager for Robinson Fresh.

In the months leading up to and during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Robinson Fresh will promote watermelon’s many health benefits and donate a portion of all Pink Ribbon Watermelon sales to local breast cancer research organizations on behalf of participating retailers, Knox said.

The company anticipates surpassing the $1 million mark with this year’s program.


Shuman Produce products turn pink

Gearing up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Shuman Produce, Reidsville, Ga., is going pink.

This year, Shuman Produce’s entire product line will be pink during October. Everything from bags and bins to cartons and PLUs will be pink, said Adam Brady, Shuman’s director of marketing.

On the back of the bags, health-conscious recipes will be prominent to promote a healthier diet as part of preventing breast cancer.

The company also plans on making a donation to assist the fight against breast cancer and it is getting involved in digital initiates to raise awareness.

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