The pink pumps return to Norman Love Confections for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 25, 2014) – Norman Love Confections’ pink pumps are making an encore appearance to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and they are available only during October. The award-winning chocolatier has launched a monthlong fundraiser with proceeds from the sales of the $28 milk chocolate high-heel pumps supporting Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida.
The shoes, originally conceived by Maura Metheny, head of chocolate design and product innovation at NLC, are five inches tall, 6 1/2 inches long, three inches wide and made of 150 grams of ultra-premium chocolate. Three dollars from each shoe will benefit Komen.
The pink pumps will be available at the Fort Myers and Naples chocolate salons, and the new Miromar location after its early October opening, throughout the month of October.
“Breast cancer awareness and treatment has advanced significantly, but it’s still important for every woman to have regular mammograms,” said Norman Love. “Our pink pumps are a fun way to remind your family and friends to take care of themselves and schedule an exam.”
Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded in 1985 to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer. Since 1990, early detection and effective treatment have resulted in a 34 percent decline in breast cancer mortality in the U.S.
Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida has given more than $6.6 million in grants to nonprofit groups in the five-county area for breast cancer screening, treatment, support, and education since 2002. Seventy-five percent of its net fundraising stays in the local community, with 25 percent supporting international breast cancer research. Susan G. Komen is the largest funder of nongovernmental breast cancer research in the world. Visit www.KomenSWFL.org or call 239-498-0016 to learn more.
Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from the Fort Myers corporate headquarters that encompasses both production and retail operations. The Fort Myers and Naples chocolate salons are stylish retail shops with an intimate ambience in which customers may purchase chocolates or linger over house-made pastries, gourmet coffees, lattes and smoothies. Norman Love Confections new Chocolate Salon at Miromar Outlets, in Estero, is scheduled to open in early October.
The Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded 13 times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates and most recently as a Best Buy for Special Chocolates for Valentine’s Day 2014.
The Fort Myers Chocolate Salon, at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Naples Chocolate Salon, which also serves artisan gelato, at 3747 Tamiami Trail North in Parkshore Centre, is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Estero Chocolate Salon is near the north entrance to Miromar Outlets and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.normanloveconfections.com.