October 10th, 2011
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and continuing its commitment and ongoing support to charitable organizations, Bullet-Necklace.com is donating a portion of sales made from its new "Pink 223" model to breast cancer research.
"I give the first 10 percent of every sale away," said owner and designer Sean Loughry. "That's the most important part of my business. Breast cancer research is expensive, but necessary, and beneficial for the many women – our wives, our daughters, and our mothers – who battle this disease. So I want to help."
According to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), which depends on charitable giving to fund research grants for preventing, diagnosing, treating, surviving and curing breast cancer, “No gift is too small.”
Contributions fund breast cancer researchers to pursue new treatments, new methods of prevention and new insights, according to the BCRF website. For example, Herceptin, described as a breakthrough treatment for breast cancer, has been an ongoing BCRF endeavor, the website states.
“Discoveries like Herceptin have been made possible by small and big donors alike, and I’m excited to know that Bullet-Necklace.com, and by extension our customers, will play a role in future discoveries,” Loughry said.
Loughry has made philanthropy a primary focus of his business since founding Bullet-Necklace.com. From the start, Loughry selected a deserving organization that reflected the patriotic values of those who patronize Bullet-Necklace.com.
As a supporter of the United State's men and women in uniform, Loughry donated 10 percent of every sale to the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, and he also included a link from Bullet-Necklace.com to the foundation’s donation webpage.
The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation website states that it raises funds to provide scholarships “to children of Marines or Federal law enforcement personnel who were killed on duty or died under extraordinary circumstances while serving our country at home or abroad.”
“The Foundation positively affects the educational futures of many children who have lost a parent while defending our country. Being a donor to an organization such as this one is enthusiastically supported by the patriotic community, so I was glad to be a part of it,” Loughry said.
Loughry creates necklaces from real bullets as a way to own a piece of the patriot movement. To help support his fundraising efforts for breast cancer research, he recently introduced a new model – the .223 caliber necklace in pink. Many other calibers, shell types and colors are available. All are on dog tag chains, American made and available at Bullet-Necklace.com.