We’re Going Beyond Think Pink…to Link Pink

Besides offering you a great selection of scrumptious pink fortune cookies and our new pink Junior Giant fortune cookies, this year we’re sharing some of our favorite online links for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Some are informational, and others feature additional ways to support this important cause.

10% of the proceeds for our Think Pink cookie sales will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation:
•    Pink Ribbon Fortune Cookies For A Cure: our classic vanilla regular sized cookies with chocolate dipping and pink ribbon sprinkles, complete with your own custom fortunes.
•    Pink Ribbon Junior Giant: It’s bigger than a traditional sized cookie but smaller than our giant-sized ones, yet still bursting with gourmet flavor and style. It fits nicely in your hand and sports an oversize fortune for longer messages. We love how it tucks perfectly into a pretty pink Chinese takeout box, and then into a white shipping box. Now through October 2014 we’re even including ground shipping for our Junior Giant, all for just $12.97.

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Now for the links we’d like to share:

We particularly like this charity, and it’s the one we donate to because it’s highly ranked for utilizing a large percentage of its funds for actual research, rather than administration costs. They run an online support group for people diagnosed with breast cancer: http://community.nationalbreastcancer.org/

For an another all-around resource we like PinkRibbon.org, because it covers just about every aspect of the illness and the various efforts to find a cure. Also, it’s policy about donations is clearly stated, and the vast majority of money raised goes directly to research. It’s a good place to sort out any confusion you may have about breast cancer organizations.

Even the U.S. government is active in this cause, and on their site they offer a toolkit for people who want to support the cause in some way. This link goes to a page of suggested tweets filled with informative links.

If you want to skip the organizations and products and give directly to people in need, check out this idea, where 100% of your money goes to people who need it.

On the subject of cancer prevention, you’ll find some good articles on how you can live a healthier lifestyle in a section of the well-respected site, BreastCancer.org.

We’re big believers in positive thinking around here, so we love finding things that help sustain that mindset—especially when it comes to challenging issues. What we like about these bracelets is they give the wearer a tool to focus daily on what’s right in her life, and they also act as a conversation starter about breast cancer awareness. This site was founded to offer free mammograms to women in need, and every click on this button funds free mammograms for women in need. In 2012 the site paid for nearly 1,000 mammograms.

SAMPLE FORTUNES:
Messages of hope, special fortunes for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

When you wake in the morning and think you have nothing, look at the sky—that is for you.

When life kicks you, let it kick you forward.

Some days there may not be a song in your heart. Sing anyway!

We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.

Your continuing struggle is proof of your victory as a human being.

Hope is an extraordinary grace to control our fears.

Struggles develop your strengths. Enduring hardships without surrender, that is strength.

Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor; I will need them all.

Tears are water leaving your body but also pain leaving your soul, making room for strength.

Any illness a person may have, is just a strength waiting to happen.

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will rest; instead learn to sail in high winds.

Strength doesn’t come from lifting weights but from lifting yourself up when  knocked down.

Hope is like the sun, which as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.

No matter where you are on your journey, that’s exactly where you need to be.

Life is like fishing: a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

You hold a candle in the dark, but you can’t push dark into the light.

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

Grace meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.

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