Nygard has been a longtime supporter of breast cancer research and we are proud to support CancerCare Manitoba as our corporate charity of choice. Peter Nygard’s passion for the cause stems from his mother’s first-hand experience with the disease, and this is a matter that is close to all of our hearts here at NYGÅRD International.
As part of the NYGÅRD for Life initiative, the company has opened 2 state of the art breast cancer research units over the years, including the The Nygård International Molecular Biology Breast Cancer Research Unit & The Breast Cancer Tumour Bank. The Breast Cancer Tumour Bank is the only one of its kind in the world and currently houses more than 8,000 different types of breast cancer tumours.
The global medical research studies taking place at these NYGÅRD Breast Cancer Research Units benefit women worldwide. World-renowned scientists are working together to eradicate breast cancer.Their goal is to diagnose breast cancer earlier so they can target individual treatment to patients. Researchers are also working to identify markers currently present in non-cancer patient’s blood and urine in hopes of creating a test that shows cancer markers that exist in tumours.
In 2016, we donated $1 from every pair of SLIMS sold during the month of October to the cause, and this year we’re going one step further. All proceeds raised from ticket sales of our Fall Fashion Show are being donated to CancerCare Manitoba. The show attracted over 450 guests while breast cancer survivors were given their very own spot in the fashion show (read the full story over on the Winnipeg Free Press HERE)
Want to get involved this October? You can start by thinking about YOU. Women between the ages of 50 and 69 should go for a breast screening every 2 years, so if you haven’t already, be sure to book an appointment. If you are fortunate enough to be able to donate financially, you can contact the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation at (204) 787-2197 and specify that you would like your donation to be made to the NYGÅRD MB Breast Tumour Bank Endowment Fund.