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Music & Arts

October 01, 2013 08:58 ET

Music & Arts Creates Pink Musical Collection in Support of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®

FREDERICK, MD--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Music & Arts, the nation's largest music retail company and lesson provider, has partnered with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) for its third consecutive year.

The company has created a unique pink musical collection featuring instruments and accessories in its 118 stores across the country and on; they will donate 20% of the purchase price of pink sales to BCRF to help fund scientific research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

"Our company is committed to supporting important causes," said Kenny O'Brien, Music & Arts CEO. "We look forward to once again championing The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® through music!"

Pink instruments and accessories available from Music & Arts include:

Since 2011, the company's partnership with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® has resulted in almost $25,000 in donations.

"We are thrilled by the success and devotion of Music & Arts for their continued support of our important cause," said Myra Biblowit, President & CEO of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. "With nearly 3 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. today, we are endlessly striving to find a cure for the disease. Our partners help make that goal more attainable."

View the full online pink collection at or find a location near you to help support BCRF now through Nov. 2, 2013.

Music & Arts, the nation's largest school music company, has served students, teachers and families through retail stores and school representatives since 1952. Based in Frederick, Md., the company specializes in sales and rentals of musical instruments, instrument repairs, and music lessons -- especially for the beginning and student musician. Music & Arts now has 118 retail locations across 22 states.

Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) has raised more than $450 million in the last 20 years to advance the world's most promising breast cancer research to achieve prevention and a cure in our lifetime. In October 2013, BCRF will commit $45 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers at major medical institutions across six continents. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the nation's most fiscally responsible charities. It has earned four stars from Charity Navigator since 2002 and is the only breast cancer organization awarded an "A+" from CharityWatch.
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