I Promise Project to raise money for breast cancer awareness
Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 26, 2013
SALISBURY — I Promise Project is holding a fundraiser with Walgreens stores in Charlotte and Salisbury for the Levine Cancer Institute of the Carolinas for breast cancer awareness.
For every breast cancer awareness iProm!se bracelet sold during the month of October, I Promise Project is donating $1 to Levine for breast cancer awareness, prevention and treatment initiatives.
I Promise Project is hoping to raise over $500 with the local fundraiser.
The bracelets, which stretch to show a message to fight breast cancer, sell for $2.99 each or two for $5. I Promise Project donates the $1 from each bracelet and hopes to also raise awareness for prevention. If you wear the bracelet, you are encouraged to spread the word about breast cancer prevention and provide support for those fighting the disease.
Two local Walgreens stores have I Promise displays, the stores on Jake Alexander Boulevard and West Innes Street, near Catawba College.
In Charlotte, the bracelets are available at Walgreens located on South Boulevard, downtown (Trade and Tryon), at the corner of West Harris and Tryon, South Independence Boulevard and South Park Mall.
Employees at the stores are competing to see who can sell out first or sell the most. The winning stores (one in Charlotte and one in Salisbury) will be treated to a cake by L.A. Murph’s of Salisbury and other continental breakfast treats.
I Promise Project was founded in 2010 by Dr. Pamela L. Thompson, dean of the Ketner School of Business at Catawba College. The iProm!se bracelet helps people keep a promise by wearing it as a reminder.