Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Chinet Supports Fight Against Breast Cancer

Pink has become synonymous with support for breast cancer awareness and research through the grassroots efforts of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and in that spirit, Chinet brand pink molded fiber plates will be available to help support the organization’s efforts.

The first disposable tableware brand to participate in this important ongoing fundraiser, pink Chinet Casuals plates in 44 count lunch and 15 and 32 count dinner sizes will be available in stores during September and October 2008, recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Chinet will donate a minimum of $100,000 to support the cause. For every pink Chinet Casuals plate sold, 10 percent of the sale will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

“Nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States alone this year,” said Julie Stoetzer, Chinet Brand Marketing Manager. “We are dedicated to the fight against breast cancer and through our support and the support of others, we are proud to be working alongside Susan G. Komen for the Cure to educate, treat and one day eradicate
breast cancer.”

The world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has raised nearly $1 billion for breast cancer research and community outreach programs.

Some alarming statistics surrounding breast cancer:
- Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer
- One woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes
- An estimated 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women in 2008 alone
- In the United States, a woman has a one in eight risk of developing breast cancer in
her lifetime

To show your support in finding a cure, look for the pink Chinet Casual plates near you by visiting

About the Chinet Brand
Made in America since the 1930s, Chinet disposable tableware has a long history of making strong plates and even stronger memories as friends and family gather. Chinet products give you the strength and style you depend on with the added piece of mind knowing you’re using environmentally friendly products. For more information about Chinet and its family of products, visit

About Huhtamaki
Established in 1920 as a specialty packaging organization, Huhtamaki provides many of the world’s most recognizable consumer goods packaging and foodservice containers, including the retail line of Chinet premium disposable tableware. For more information about Huhtamaki, visit

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
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. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

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