NEW YORK, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Taylor is proud to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) through the sale of the Ann Taylor Cares Card at Ann Taylor stores nationwide during the month of May. In addition, a set of three shades of pink nail polish will be available for purchase. 90% of the purchase price of the Ann Taylor Cares Card and 50% of the purchase price of the nail polish set will be donated to BCRF.
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"As a company with a nearly 95% female employee base and all-female client base, we're deeply committed to helping women put their best selves forward," said Kay Krill, President and CEO of ANN INC., Ann Taylor's parent company. "Breast cancer touches the lives of so many women, and through our support of BCRF, we are helping to make a positive difference for all of those who have been affected by this horrible disease.""I love that the team at Ann cares so passionately for giving back," said Kate Hudson, Ann Taylor brand ambassador. Earlier this year, Hudson presented fellow mother and friend Krill with the Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award from BCRF for her outstanding leadership in the fight against breast cancer. Since 2005, ANN INC. has donated a record-breaking contribution of $13.4 million to BCRF in an effort to help make a positive difference of women who have been or will be touched by breast cancer. In celebration of Mother's Day, Ann Taylor is inviting mothers, daughters and friends everywhere to get styled at stores nationwide and receive a complimentary beauty treatment from May 4 through May 6. Ann Taylor stylists will be in-store taking appointments to shop with clients and help them personalize looks for the season. To book an appointment visit: http://www.anntaylor.com/ann/editorial/AT/ANNTAYLOR/cat1100008. For more information on Ann Taylor visit: www.anntaylor.com www.facebook.com/anntaylor www.twitter.com/anntaylor www.pinterest.com/anntaylorstyle www.youtube.com/anntaylorstyle About Ann Taylor Ann Taylor defines what it means to be chic, smart and sophisticated. Always relevant, always stylish—Ann Taylor offers beautiful, refined, wear-now pieces designed for how women live today. Ann Taylor operates 277 stores across the United States, as well as an e-commerce website at www.anntaylor.com. Ann Taylor is a division of ANN INC (NYSE: ANN). About ANN INC. ANN INC. is the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, two of the leading women's specialty retail fashion brands in North America. The Company operates 984 Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory, LOFT and LOFT Outlet stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada as of February 2, 2013. Our Ann Taylor and LOFT brands are available in more than 100 countries worldwide online at AnnTaylor.com and LOFT.com. Visit ANNINC.com for more information (NYSE: ANN). 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 October 2012, BCRF awarded $40 million to 197 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and China. With 91 cents 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 breast cancer organization rated an "A+" by CharityWatch. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org. SOURCE Ann Taylor