Dots Supports Susan G. Komen for the Cure® with 4th Annual Girlfriends Giving Back Program

GLENWILLOW, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dots, a leading women's fashion retailer, announced today it will support October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® for the fourth consecutive year, Dots will help raise awareness of the importance of breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment with the "Girlfriends Giving Back" program.

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"We are thrilled to kick off another champion year for a worthwhile cause," said Dots CEO, Lisa Rhodes. "With the support of the Dots community, both customers and associates, the 'Girlfriends Giving Back' program can continue to help fund ground-breaking research and life-saving community outreach programs."

As a proud advocate of Susan G. Komen, Dots has donated over $250,000 through this program over the last three years.

From October 1 through December 31, 2012, Dots will sell an expanded collection of "Girlfriends Giving Back" fashions including: charm bracelets for $5, pink animal print scarves for $8, 2 embellished tee shirts and a sequin tank top at $14.80, and dedicated Dots jeans for $22.80. For each item sold, Dots will donate $1 to $5 to Komen. Last year, Dots raised over $100,000 and hopes to have another strong year to support this important cause. Dots' "Girlfriends Giving Back" merchandise is available to purchase in all of Dots' 400+ stores and available to view at

Rhodes added, "This is a serious challenge facing communities and we continue to dedicate more resources and donations to help to educate women about breast cancer and save more lives. We are committed to supporting the fight and making a difference."

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an initiative that promotes breast cancer awareness. Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.. In 2012, it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be 226,870 new cases diagnosed, according to the American Cancer Society.

About Dots
A mainstay in women's specialty retail for over 20 years, Dots growth and success was founded on a passion for retail that stems from a belief that it doesn't cost a lot to look great! Dots is committed to staying ahead of the latest trends with fashion-forward buyers shopping Europe, New York and Los Angeles for the next fresh and fun look. Today, the company is a vibrant, growing retailer with more than 400 stores within a 28 state footprint. Visit Dots online at

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen for the Cure works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. Visit Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.