EyeCare About Breast Cancer Prevention

Up close at the Melissa Etheridge Concert

I recently attended a Melissa Etheridge concert, she played her “pink” guitar.  At the end of the tour, she will keep one for herself and the other will be auctioned on ebay with proceeds going to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This event got me thinking about  how many  Optical Vision Site sponsors support Breast Cancer prevention causes and the level of their involvement. Here are just a few:


A&A Optical participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 11, 2011

The A&A Gang as seen on Facebook!

ClearVision Optical:

Since 2007, ClearVision Optical has teamed up with BCBGMAXAZRIA to create cause-related, limited edition sunglasses to raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

Through the years, this compassionate team has raised over $150,000 for the breast cancer organization.


Think Pink Mini Kit by Hilco

A supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness through certain products sold.  5% of each sales goes to the BCA foundation. To date Hilco has contributed more than $15,000 to the BCA Foundation. Tell us in the comment section below what you are doing to support Breast Cancer Awareness or similar cause and we will send you one of these Lens Cleaning mini kits from Hilco.

Live Eyewear:

A team from Live Eyewear participated in American Cancer Societies Relay for Life in May and raised over $2500 during this event plus they do fundraising all year. For example their team captain held a yard sale to raise funds, had a silent auction, sold Luminaria bags to remember loved ones who lost their battle with cancer, or to honor those currently battling the disease and asked for donations from our family, friends and coworkers.

McGee Group:

Courage, compassion, commitment. These words define the fight against breast cancer and serve as the pledge for The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. The McGee Group is proud to contribute a portion of the proceeds from all Vera Bradley Eyewear sales to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer and breast cancer research. The newest sunglass collection includes three new styles: Beth G., Joanie B., and Lisa B. Each frame comes with a Twirly Birds in Pink coordinating case, the Vera Bradley Foundation’s latest breast cancer awareness pattern.

Vera Bradley Joanie

Wiley X:

Wiley X donates $3.00 from the sale of each Lacey sunglass sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Wiley X’s Rob Maser participated with many members of his family in the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure, Sacramento Valley, May 7,2011. He also said that “We’re expecting it to be a very good sales year for the Lacey and we’ve committed to no less than a $10,000 contribution in 2011.”

Team KP - WileyX Family Members

Tell us your story about supporting Breast Cancer Prevention by August 8 and we will we send you a Hilco Lens Cleaning mini kit as a little mini thank you for being on the team!

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  1. Trish Shoopman says:

    I work for Donald Beilstein, O.D. This year I will do my 2nd Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure walk. I walk in San Francisco and the walk is a total of 60 Miles, I will raise at least $2300.00. I am very committed and will continue to do the walks/fundraising always.

  2. Angel L says:

    I make sure every year my mom and I go to get mammograms done together. 😀

  3. I buy Breast Cancer Awareness products and while I decorate my kitchen with pink I am also supporting a bigger cause.

  4. We had a trunk show to benefit The Treva Hoffman Foundation,a local breast cancer foundation.

  5. Pauleen says:

    Breast Cancer seemed like such a foriegn word to me all my life, until it became a PART of
    MY life. A year ago my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and my world had seemed to completley stop. Fortunatley, she was able to have surgery,radiation and couragesly went through chemotherapy and now is in remission. Since her battle, I have made it a point to make any donation I can afford to help fight not only breast cancer, but all cancers. This weekend my whole family is walking in a 24 hour cancer walk to help raise awareness and raise money. As a family we will be walking the first lap together, and I am so thankful my mother will be right by my side as we cross the finish line!

  6. Deb Cavanaugh says:

    I make sure I get my own mammogram every 6 months as recommended by my radiologist and also inform women that have never had a mammogram before about my sister in law that had stage 4 cancer and had never had a mammogram done before. I also buy luminaries at our local walk for cancer day.

  7. Diana McMillan says:

    My family walks and runs in the annual Breast Cancer Run each fall. My mother lost her fight with Breast Cancer 12 years ago and we have not missed a run since. Awareness and fund raising is important to my family.

  8. I volunteer with The Relay for Life in my town to raise hope, funds and awareness for Cancer research.

  9. Alice Baldwin says:

    I have done two three days sixty miles walk in San Diego,Ca. For the last three years I work as crew menber doing all diff. types of jobs. Last year we were gear and tent, and that is what i am doing this year. Along with me is my daugher and grandauger.We are know as the Duckly. So if you are there looks us up. We work for daugther, Aunt, and Grandmother plus all of our friends. We will do this till this thing is cure and done with.

  10. Shaina DeStefano says:

    We are going to all wear PINK t-shirts for Breast Cancer awareness, and advertise on our sign about Breast Cancer Awareness.

  11. judith whitelaw says:

    I have walked three years in San Diego on the Susan 3 Day and two years ago I moved to working crew -this will be my third year crewing.

  12. judith whitelaw says:

    I participate in the San Diego 3 Day walk. I started by walking for three years and then moved to crewing for the last two years, this year I will again be crewing.

  13. Anthony Yanez says:

    Every year my family and I walk the Susan G. Komen walk in Phoenix, AZ., for my Grandmother Adela who is a 7 year survivor of breast cancer!!

  14. llisa maxwell says:

    Each year I walk in the Memorial Peorial Race for the cure in support of my Mother and Father in law and sister in law.
    My company King-Pinz also donates a portion of the proceeds from our awareness pin to this cause!

  15. It seems like this nasty cancer can attack anybody..famous or not. It has affected too many of my loved ones. I will proudly sponsor and raise money for Relay for Life. Rita, Aunt Jean, Nancy, Anne, Maria and Kathy….this ones for you!!

    And if I have any patients who have had breast cancer, I will give them a Hilco Lens Cleaning Kit 🙂