Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness
The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month worldwide and we at Howard Matthews Co., have the opportunity to help build awareness through our men's fashion accessories.
This cause stems from a personal story. Five years ago, my cousin Linh was diagnosed with breast cancer. She discovered it when she was in stage 2 and had to act quickly to treat this illness if she wanted a chance at survival. Linh has always been and continues to be a self-less person, a nurturing mother, a generous friend, a caring daughter, a supportive sister and most of all, a role model and positive influence for everyone including me. So her diagnosis brought sadness and heartache to our wide circle of family and friends. We watched her battle the illness over the course of a year; from surgery to chemo therapy and then to rehabilitation. Through this trying time, our family and friends held our breath, hoping for a positive outcome. After all the treatment, we were relieved and thankful when she recovered nicely and is now able to live out a simple dream so many of us take for granted: to have and be able to spend quality time with family and friends. Living in Los Angeles and surrounded with her loved ones, she was never short of support during her fight to conquer cancer and she felt lucky that she was never alone. As the kind, compassionate and humble person that Linh is, she now works daily to extend the support she received by volunteering her time to be there for those fighting the same battle she fought and helps to builds awareness in others about breast cancer by participating in countless charitable events. She encourages women of all ages to get tested and checked routinely and is a living example and reminder of how strength, resilience, belief and a powerful will to survive can conquer cancer.
So this year, and hopefully for many years to come, Howard Matthews Co. is proud to present unisex "Pink Ribbon" lapel pins for breast cancer awareness. For every pin sold, $2 USD will be donated to the Breast Cancer Awareness Society. Follow our donation progress and sales via social media to authenticate this great cause.