Shop locally, raise money for breast cancer research

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Any pink products purchased at Glow in downtown Troy mean a 10 percent of proceeds donation to breast cancer research.

Several business have been thinking pink for the month of October and donating money from sales and promotions to fund research for a cure for breast cancer.

Glow and Momma Goldberg’s in downtown Troy are donating a portion of sales in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Bill Jackson, owner of Bill Jackson Chevrolet, is donating $100 for each car sold before Nov. 1.

“Mr. Jackson’s younger brother lost his wife, Dianne, last month to breast cancer,” said Sales Manager Dan Teal. “So it is something he wanted to do in memory and honor of her and other community members.”

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Teal said the donation is coming straight from Bill Jackson, not from a cost passed on to customers.

“The donation runs in the thousands of dollars,” Teal said. “We’ve had a good response.”

At Glow, any purchase of a pink product earns donation of 10 percent of the proceeds to breast cancer research.

“All you have to do is purchase anything that is pink,” said employee Morgan Nall. “It’s easy to make a difference.”

The store also has “Glow for a Cure” T-shirts for sale at $15 each and all of that money goes to fund research.

If you’d like to make a donation while having a little fun, Momma Goldberg’s is the place to be this week. Tonight is Microphone Madness from 7 to 11 p.m.

Customers can donate $1 or more to sing karaoke, or sing and play the guitar. Ten percent of profits at the restaurant that night also go toward breast cancer research.

“It’s something fun for college students, but it’s something that families can do, too,” said Chelsea Kilpatrick, manager of Momma Goldberg’s. “It’s a way to have fun and give back.”

And if you don’t make it out tonight, Thursday is Drinks for Pink from 6-11 at Momma Goldberg’s. Drinks are half price and a 10 percent donation from all sales will go toward breast cancer research.

“There’s always a push at Relay for Life time,” said the American Cancer Society’s Liz McGrath. “But many businesses take advantage of creative things to do with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that’s a great push for fund-raising.”

If you know of other businesses offering donations or promotions as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, call 670-6323 to have the information added to and The Messenger’s Facebook page.