November 10, 2011 16:36 ET

Swimco: Bathing Suit Beauties Up For Auction in Support of Women With Cancer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2011) -

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Western Canadian swimwear retailer Swimco has partnered with internationally-acclaimed Canadian artist Angela Morgan to auction off an original painting in support of Look Good Feel Better®. The highest bid, an amount that will be matched by Swimco up to $5,000, will be donated to the charity. Says Swimco President Lori Bacon, "The programs offered by Look Good Feel Better® to lift the spirits of women undergoing cancer treatment are nothing short of amazing. Their organization shares Swimco's mandate of instilling confidence in women by making them look and feel their best."

The Angela Morgan painting was commissioned by Swimco for the auction, and is also featured on Swimco's collectable bags, sold in-store for $2 each with proceeds going to Look Good Feel Better®. The painting is the fourth in Swimco's series of collectable bags featuring original works of art.

"We are thrilled to once again be partnering with Swimco on such a fun and worthwhile project. Who wouldn't want to own such a delightful group of bathing cuties!", says Look Good Feel Better® Executive Director Sherry Abbot. "The ongoing support we receive from Swimco helps to ensure that our free national programs are available to help women face the social and emotional challenges inherent in a cancer diagnosis."

Bids for the Angela Morgan painting benefiting Look Good Feel Better® can be made online at www.swimco.com/auction until December 15, 2011.

Look Good Feel Better® is Canada's only cancer charity dedicated to empowering women to manage the effects that cancer and its treatment have on their appearance. Free 2-hour cosmetic and hair workshops are offered for women with cancer. Look Good Feel Better® is a program of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation. www.lgfb.ca.

Angela Morgan is a Canadian artist living in Fernie, British Columbia. Her work celebrates humanity through the use of colour, pattern, and line. Her human figures express the poses of life; the jubilation of dance, the contemplation of parenthood, and the melancholy of summer's end. www.angelamorgan.net.

Swimco's Fit Experts instill confidence in customers by fitting them with swimwear that makes them look and feel their best. Visit one of Swimco's 14 locations across Western Canada. www.swimco.com.

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