Would you like an easy way to help fight breast cancer while enjoying your favorite magazines? Read for the Cure® is a site that brings magazine shoppers great deals on products while working to benefit the fight against breast cancer. A percentage of all sales on the site are donated to  Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. We interviewed Nina Brownstone, online marketing manager at Read for the Cure®. She talks about the “ins and outs” of the site.

 

fight breast cancer“We’ve teamed up with the world’s leading magazine publishers, including Meredith, Conde Nast, Hearst, Time Inc., and many others to provide our readers with great deals on magazine subscriptions. Many of the subscriptions are ten dollars or less, with no shipping fee,” she said. “We donate twenty percent of every sale to Susan G. Komen®. We have recently expanded our product line to now include a scarf designed by Elizabeth Gillett, a breast cancer survivor and NYC-based fashion designer. Twenty percent of all scarf sales are also donated to Komen.”

 

Fight Breast Cancer with an App

Brownstone further explained that last year during breast cancer awareness month, they launched an app for iPhones and iPads that allows users to access favorite magazines on the go. The Read for the Cure® app makes  it even easier to read your favorite magazine and participate in breast cancer fundraising efforts.

fight breast cancer“When you download the app you can choose a free issue of your favorite magazine. If you subscribe to the app, you can get access to any three magazines, plus all available back issues, at a time for $7.99 a month.” She said. “Again, twenty percent of the app subscription price is donated to Komen. In our most recent app update we’ve added news feeds from Read for the Cure® and Susan G. Komen®, which provide our readers with breast cancer news, information, and resources, as well as healthy recipes, workout tips, and other valuable information.”

 

In total since 2007, Read for the Cure® has donated over $2 million to Susan G. Komen®. They have guaranteed Komen a minimum donation of $200,000 for 2016.

 

“We are in the midst of adding new products to our site and expect to have more great deals on other products for our customers by summer 2016,” Brownstone said.

 

Don’t Miss This Story

The site is expanding beyond magazines and retail products. They are currently in the midst of an amazing twelve-part blog series by Carla Tigner. Tigner not only experienced breast cancer, but has twice taken on the role of caregiver for her parents: once for her mother, who had ovarian cancer, and once for her father, one of the small percentage of men who have fought breast cancer.

 

Don’t Miss This Drawing

Additionally, this month Read for the Cure®  is offering a sweepstakes for a KitchenAid blender (valued at $350), among other prizes. Sign up from now until June 30! Click on the blender photo for more info.

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Read for the Cure is giving away a blender this month. Click on the photo for details.

So, don’t wait any longer! Fill the bathtub with bubbles, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy your favorite magazine. Helping to fight breast cancer doesn’t have to be hard work. There may never be a better reason to subscribe than Read for the Cure®!