About ANN Cares ANN INC.'s commitment to corporate responsibility extends into the communities where we live and work. Through its charitable platform, ANN Cares, the Company develops campaigns that engage, inspire, and connect its clients and associates with the charities that it supports. ANN INC. provides support to renowned programs that contribute to women's and children's health and well-being, as well as its associates and the environment. Since 2005, the Company has contributed over $20 million to its national charitable partners. Visit ResponsiblyANN.com for more information.
About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, founded by
Evelyn H. Lauder
in 1993, is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. In
, BCRF will award
to 197 scientists across
the United States
of every dollar spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. For the tenth time since 2002, it has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator. Additionally, BCRF is the only
organization rated an "A+" by CharityWatch. For more information about BCRF, visit
BCRF Research Grantees
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Scientific Advisors recently completed the selection of grantees for the coming year and thirteen grantees were selected as the ANN INC. 2012 -2013 BCRF grant recipients led by,
Dr. Graham A. Colditz
, from the
School of Medicine,
Dr. Carol J. Fabian
from the University of Kansas,
Dr. Dawn Hershman
Dr. Stephen D. Hursting
University of Texas
Dr. Johanna A. Joyce
from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center,
Dr. Seema Khan
, Feinberg School of Medicine,
Dr. Nancy U. Lin
from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Dr. Kathy D. Miller
Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Annette L. Stanton
from the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center,
University of California
Dr. Richard C. Zellars
from the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center,
Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Lois Shepherd
Queens University, Kingston, Ontario
Dr. Kala Visvanathan
from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and
Dr. Laura Esserman
University of California, San Francisco
The Ann Taylor Cares Card and LOFT Cares Card
Those who purchase a
Ann Taylor Cares Card or LOFT Cares Card, available
September 21 through October 31
, will receive 20% off every purchase of
or more at Ann Taylor, LOFT, Ann Taylor Factory Store, LOFT Outlet, AnnTaylor.com, and LOFT.com through
, or 25% if combined with the Ann Taylor or LOFT credit card.
Ninety percent of the purchase price of every card sold is donated directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The Evelyn Lauder Legacy Collection
In recognition of
's dream of a world without breast cancer, this October,
Ann Taylor will donate sixty-five percent of all full-price purchases of The Evelyn Lauder Legacy Collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
. The Evelyn Lauder Legacy Collection was inspired by pieces from the late
's jewelry collection.
, Head Designer, took inspiration for the design of the gold chain link necklace, bracelet and earrings from Mrs. Lauder's archive pieces. Lisa added pavé encrusted crystals and pink stones at the clasps in honor of the style icon's lifelong dedication to the fight against breast cancer. "
was the epitome of glamour and substance—a model for how to live life with grace, style and compassion," said Axelson. "It's incredible to design something beautiful that will give back to a cause that is so important to so many women." The Evelyn Lauder Legacy Collection will be available in-stores and online in late
. The Evelyn Lauder Legacy Collection necklace retails for
, and earrings
Earlier this year, Ann Taylor donated
to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation from the sale of the Ann Taylor Cares Card and the Floral Watercolor Scarf during the month of May.
Live in Pink by LOFT in partnership with Giuliana Rancic
This October, LOFT evolves our continued support of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) through the unveiling of "Live in Pink"–a very special partnership with
, anchor of E! News, co-star of E!'s popular Fashion Police team, style personality and breast cancer survivor.
"I wanted to create a piece that was versatile and stylish yet still symbolic of the message," says Giuliana. "The chain links are current while the rhinestone detailing adds a bit of glamour and sass. This necklace can be worn with a simple t-shirt and your favorite jeans or a more formal LBD and heels. It really can go from day to night!" The necklace retails for
and will be available in LOFT stores and at LOFT.com this October.
Twenty-five percent of the full-price purchase of the necklace will be donated to
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Get inspired by
style or make the look your own. Visit LOFT.com during October to see Giuliana's "Live in Pink" looks. The signature pink collection, designed by LOFT, includes a fuchsia mini flounce dress, the perfect pink skinny cords, a sequined pink skirt, a heart-print blouse, sparkle ballet flats, a thick-knit infinity scarf, drop earrings and statement graphic tee. All pieces will be available in select LOFT stores and at LOFT.com. Items range from
$34.50 to $89.50
twenty-five percent of the full-price purchase of each item will be donated to
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
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