Cause And Effect



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PHOTO 1 - pink about itEssie offers two pretty-in-pink shades, PINK WORKS and PINK ABOUT IT ($8 each), in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a portion of proceeds benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer, which provides resources and support services to women diagnosed with breast cancer, their families and caregivers. Available at area Nordstrom stores (

PHOTO 3 - shirt imageOctober is also National Bullying Prevention Month, and in support, Bon-Ton stores (including Younkers and Carson’s in Michigan) are carrying STOMP OUT BULLYING T- shirts ($12; 100 percent of net profits are donated directly to Stomp Out Bullying) for Blue Shirt Day: World Day of Bullying Prevention on Oct. 7. Stomp Out Bullying, a national anti-bullying and cyber-bullying organization for kids and teens, created in 2005, wants teachers, parents and students to wear their T-shirts to stand up to bullies everywhere. Area Bon-Ton stores (

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