Sharing Hope

Sharing Hope

I love summer.

I love the barbecues. Freshly squeezed lemonade. Summer corn. Dog eared paperback novels.

But most of all? I love summer because of this:

And this…

(Can you see me? I’m on that chaise far to the right, under the umbrella, writing in my journal with a Pentel Gold Sunburst gel pen…)

Summer means being outside.

And without the proper protection, that can be dangerous.

According the American Cancer Society, approximately 2 million people will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer in 2010.

In addition to wearing sunscreen, staying covered and watching for suspicious moles, there is something else you can do to protect yourself from cancer. And it all starts here:

City of Hope. Located near Pasadena, California, City of Hope is one of the country’s most prominent cancer centers. City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care, innovative science & translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies.

They mean serious business. Surrounded by amazing rose gardens- and set amidst the most tranquil of settings, the staff at City of Hope aggressively fight to eradicate cancer every day.

So that got all of the folks at Pentel thinking… how could we help? After a few brainstorming sessions, we came up with these-

Introducing the Pentel of America “Sharing Hope” bracelet.

Available in 3 colors (yellow, pink & purple), this summer accessory is only $5.00 and is available here. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this bracelet will go directly to the City of Hope. Directly to fighting cancer. And they happen to look fantastic with bathing suits.