Candles Provide A SHIMMER OF HOPE In Curing Breast Cancer

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Nature's Finest Candles will join Komen for the Breast Cancer Cure in this fight by offering a SHIMMER OF HOPE.

An estimated 178,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the United States during 2007.

For 25 years, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been fighting to end breast cancer and they have invested nearly $1 billion, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

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SHIMMER OF HOPE is a limited edition of the Beeswax Collection by Nature's Finest created to contribute to the efforts of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "Our partnership with Nature's Finest Candles is one example of Susan G. Komen for the Cure's creative opportunities for everyday people to be a part of the breast cancer movement," said Cindy Schneible, vice president of resource development at Komen for the Cure. "The SHIMMER OF HOPE candle is a great example of how anyone can support the promise to end breast cancer and add hope to many women's lives."

Each candle is crafted with the finest components including natural beeswax and the exclusive fragrance, Sweet Pea Bouquet. Each candle is pastel pink displaying the color people now so readily associate with breast cancer awareness. "We want to allow each consumer to display their support down to the very last 'shimmer' of the candle's glow," said Michelle Johnson, brand manager of Nature's Finest Candles.

In October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Nature's Finest will donate $1.00 for each SHIMMER OF HOPE candle sold, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Consumers will find SHIMMER OF HOPE displays in select supermarkets, drug stores, gift and specialty shops. For a list of participating retailers, consumers may call 1-800-964-6804.

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

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