Jewelry has become more than just a fashion statement. It is now very often a method used for fight various causes and raising money for charity. The latest jewelry collection to hit the jewelry "cause" circuit (and you may notice I finally added a Jewelry for a Cause category on this blog) is jewelry to help with lunch cancer research.
Here's more from the National Lung Cancer Partnership:
Now, supporting lung cancer research can be as easy as purchasing specially designed jewelry that benefits the cause. National Lung Cancer Partnership is offering a bracelet of Swarovski crystals and two tasteful lapel pins to help raise awareness of the number one cancer killer while bringing in sorely needed funds for research.
The jewelry can be purchased at http://www.nationallungcancerpartnership.org with all proceeds directed to the funding of lung cancer research and education.
The lung cancer awareness bracelet is a stylized combination of Swarovski crystals of varying sizes and sterling silver beads. It has a sterling silver toggle clasp and a sterling silver ribbon. The pins being offered include one cast in pewter and finished in antique satin pewter, and a second of sparkling clear rhinestone crystals.
National Lung Cancer Partnership was founded by physicians and researchers to support lung cancer research and education and specifically focuses on understanding how the disease affects women differently than men.
"Lung cancer is often perceived as a man's disease, yet it affects tens of thousands of women, and we're very concerned that women seem to be in the dark when it comes to the facts about the disease and its prevalence," said Joan Schiller, MD, president, National Lung Cancer Partnership. "It is our goal to help women understand and be aware of their risks for lung cancer so they can be the best advocates for their own health."
Awareness among women about lung cancer is low, according to Dr. Schiller. In a recent survey by National Lung Cancer Partnership, only 12 percent of women believe they know the symptoms of lung cancer and fewer than 10 percent said they have talked to their doctors about their risk for lung cancer. Only 36 percent of women were aware that lung cancer kills more women each year than breast cancer.
The Swarovski crystal lung cancer awareness bracelet is available for $50. The pewter lung cancer awareness pin is $4, and the clear rhinestone lung cancer awareness pin is $5.
National Lung Cancer Partnership is the only national lung cancer organization founded by physicians and researchers and focused on understanding how the disease affects women and men differently. The 501(c) (3) organization was founded in 2001. For more information, go to http://www.NationalLungCancerPartnership.org.