CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 02, 2013, 10:55 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- In honor of the October observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Apricot Lane is donating 10 percent of sales from all purchases at Apricot Lane Charlotte stores on Saturday, Oct. 26 to Susan G. Komen Charlotte. The boutique, with stores in South Charlotte and Huntersville, is partnering with the local Susan G. Komen Affiliate to help spread awareness about breast cancer and raise money to support its efforts.
Apricot Lane is a popular national boutique featuring celebrity-inspired affordable fashions for the everyday woman. The stores offer styles straight from the L.A. fashion district, a personalized shopping experience, and new women's clothes, handbags, jewelry, other accessories and gifts arriving daily.
The Charlotte area stores are located at StoneCrest at Piper Glen in South Charlotte and at Birkdale Village in Huntersville. The owners of the local stores will donate 10 percent of total sales made on Oct. 26 in both stores back to Susan G. Komen Charlotte. To find the hours of operation and specific store locations, visit www.Facebook.com/ApricotLaneCharlotte.
“We are honored that Apricot Lane wants to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer research,” said Nikki Harris, director of events and volunteers at Komen Charlotte. “As the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we're working to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like this, we are able to continue the fight against breast cancer. We hope everyone enjoys their shopping experience at Apricot Lane October 26!”
According to Susan G. Komen, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women today. Each year it is estimated that more than 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die from it. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women today.
Apricot Lane Charlotte store owners, Carol and George Toulas, have a passion for giving back to the community and are a driving force behind this initiative. Since opening their first Apricot Lane boutique in November 2012, the Toulases have hosted six in-store fundraisers for various nonprofits in North Carolina and pledged a $25,000 donation to support the fight against human trafficking.
“My husband and I are proud to give back any way we can, and just want to do our part to support the local community through fundraisers at Apricot Lane,” said Carol Toulas. “Our goal is to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer research through support of the amazing Susan G. Komen organization. It's going to be a fun day of shopping for a great cause and we hope all Charlotte area residents will join us!”
To learn more about Apricot Lane or Susan G. Komen Charlotte, please visit www.Facebook.com/ApricotLaneCharlotte or www.komencharlotte.org today.
About Apricot Lane
Apricot Lane Boutique is a national retail franchise that specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind items and brand names known for their quality and fashionable style trends, quickly moving the store to the forefront of chic boutiques. Featuring celebrity-inspired fashions and designer labels offered in the convenience of neighborhoods across the country, Apricot Lane carries an impressive collection of branded fashion apparel, jewelry, handbags and accessories to create looks seen right off the runway and in the pages of any current fashion magazine. Apricot Lane retail boutiques are supported by the franchise company Country Visions. For more information about Apricot Lane, visit www.apricotlaneusa.com. To learn more about the Triangle area stores, visit https://www.Facebook.com/ApricotLaneTriangleNC.
About Susan G. Komen Charlotte
Komen Charlotte raises funds through events such as the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, scheduled for Saturday, October 5 in Marshall Park, Uptown Charlotte; Laugh for the Cure®; and a variety of community events hosted by community corporate partners, small business, faith communities, schools and volunteer organizations. More than 300 volunteers dedicate time and talent to educate, advocate and share the mission of Susan G. Komen.
Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds generated by the Komen Charlotte stay in the service area. In 2013, $1.2 million is being distributed to 21 service agencies to provide free mammograms and a continuum of breast health services to underinsured and uninsured people in our service area. In 2012, more than 6,000 free mammograms were provided. The remaining 25 percent of money raised is used to fund cutting-edge breast cancer research studies, many of which are conducted in North Carolina research facilities and universities. Susan G. Komen research funds have been invested in every major breast cancer medical research break-through over the past 30 years. www.komencharlotte.org
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