Today’s post might seem a little sales-pitchy, but it’s for a great cause folks.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  This means several things.  For one, you’re going to see a heck of a lot more of these around:

Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer

It also means that you are going to see some really burly men wearing pink gloves, pink sweatbands, pink shoes, etc. starting this Sunday.

NFL Pink Gear for Breast Cancer

All of us have been effected by cancer in one way or the other.  I have known several ladies that have fought breast cancer.  Some people say that the whole “pink-ribbon-breast-cancer-awareness” stuff is overplayed.  I understand that breast cancer gets a lot more airtime than a lot of other diseases that have had devastating effects on families everywhere, but I do think these campaigns are valuable.  Although I’m not a scientist, I’d be willing to bet that advances in medicine focused on one type of cancer will have far-reaching effects on other types.  The chance of a woman getting breast cancer is 1 in 8, with 1 in 36 women likely to die of it (According to American Cancer Society’s Facts About Breast Cancer).  We all love our moms, sisters, and grandmoms, and if there is a chance to defeat one of the top killers of these lovely ladies, lets do it.

That’s why I am really proud to work at Prima Coffee right now.  We are taking practical steps to team with the American Cancer Society in their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.

Tamp Out Breast Cancer with Prima Coffee & the American Cancer Society

Please check out the Tamp Out Breast Cancer with Prima Coffee & the American Cancer Society blog.  Prima has three ways of contributing to Breast Cancer research:
1) Buy a pink maple tamper and 100% of the profits go to the American Cancer Society

Pink Tamper for Breast Cancer

2) Bid on a one-of-a-kind pink briar tamper, and 100% of the revenue goes to the American Cancer Society.

3) For people buying from us that don’t want a tamper, all customers can add a $1 donation to each order and Prima will match it.

You can also simply donate straight to the American Cancer Society.

Making Strides American Cancer Society

So whether you want to knock two birds out with one stone and pick up coffee equipment and donate, or if you just want to donate straight to cancer research, Prima wants to help further the cause.  Prima won’t be making any money on these tampers.  We thought it was a great way to spread awareness, and to get the specialty coffee community excited about the cause. Together we can beat breast cancer with a baseball bat.

Chicago Cubs Pink Breast Cancer Bat

(OK that was a really lame way to intro this picture, but I also wanted to include the MLB’s Breast Cancer research drive and my beloved Chicago Cubs)

Until later friends…