Welcome October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Are you ready to start shopping and crafting for a cause? We are so proud to be partnering with non-profit Project Violet to help fund the organization’s cancer drug research program. Handmade Beauty Box will donate 100 percent of sales from the October box to Project Violet, with a minimum donation of $10,000.
Handmade Beauty Box founder Anne-Marie Faiola and Dr. Elizabeth Prescott, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Project Violet issued a joint statement: “We’re both passionate about improving the lives of women, children and families in every sphere. We’re thrilled to join forces in pursuit of a common goal: to develop new ways to cure cancer and improve the health of those undergoing treatment.”
Project Violet is a philanthropic effort to drive early cancer drug discovery. It is housed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Private contributions are essential for enabling Fred Hutch scientists to explore novel research opportunities that lead to important medical breakthroughs. For more information, visit www.ProjectViolet.org.