GARDENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carroll Shelby’s Store is teaming up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. in the race against breast cancer. During October 2016, Carroll Shelby’s Store will donate $5 to the Foundation for each exclusive breast cancer awareness t-shirt and hat purchased through it; the funds will be used for prevention and research programs.
“For almost five decades, Shelby has supported great non-profit organizations for a wide range of important causes,” said Neil Cummings, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International, CEO of Carroll Shelby Licensing, Co-Trustee of the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust and Board member of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “Everyone has been touched by cancer, whether themselves or someone who has fallen to this terrible disease. We’re partnering with NBCF as they race to help women detect breast cancer early so they can overcome it with the right resources.”
Breast cancer is among the leading health crises for women in the United States; 1 in 8 individuals will be diagnosed in their lifetime. National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail. With so little information available about the disease at the time of her diagnosis, she was forced to make health decisions with few options. After her treatment, Janelle committed to educating women worldwide about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Today, NBCF provides resources including free mammograms, inspiration and support to those affected by this deadly disease.
“We’re grateful to be partnering with Carroll Shelby’s Store to help to provide early detection, education and support services so that no one faces breast cancer alone,” said Brooke Walford, Corporate Partner Manager for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. “There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival. With support from companies like Carroll Shelby’s Store, we can give hope to women in need who cannot otherwise afford these potentially life-saving screenings and resources.”
During October, Shelby fans are encouraged to join in the support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For every exclusive Shelby breast cancer awareness t-shirt or hat purchased, Carroll Shelby's Store will donate $5 to the Foundation. If purchased together, $10 will go to the charity. The special hat and t-shirt are only available through www.shelbystore.com or inside Carroll Shelby’s Store at Shelby American in Las Vegas.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to join the fight against breast cancer,” said Ari Kopmar, Executive Vice President, Consumer Initiatives, Carroll Shelby International. “Carroll Shelby’s Store is excited to team up with National Breast Cancer Foundation for this campaign. Our new t-shirt and hat, available exclusively through the store, will help put the brakes on this terrible disease.”
To learn more about this great promotion available exclusively through Carroll Shelby’s Store, please visit www.shelbystore.com.
About Carroll Shelby’s Store
Automotive manufacturer and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby is one of the most famous and successful high performance visionaries in the world. He was also a pioneer for modern automotive licensing programs; beginning in the 1960s, he began licensing his name and designs for various products. He founded Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., which is the exclusive holder of trademarks and vehicle design rights for some of the most famous muscle cars and high-performance vehicles. CSL also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. Owned and operated by CSL, Carroll Shelby’s Store has both locations and an online store. For more information, visit www.shelbystore.com. For more information about the company or licensing opportunities, call (310) 914-1843, fax (310) 538-8189, write Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., 19021 S Figueroa St., Gardena, CA 90248, or visit shelby.com.
About National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF) is Helping Women Now® by providing early detection, education and support services to those affected by breast cancer. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for twelve years, NBCF provides support through their National Mammography Program, Patient Navigation, Beyond The Shock®, breast health education, and research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.