Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pink Picks for BCA

   Breast Cancer Awareness month is upon us. Let's raise our glasses and support those who support finding a cure for breast cancer - after all, 1in 4 women will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime.

bernette, which is marketed and sold by BERNINA, is pleased to introduce the bernette Sew Pink sewing machine for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.  The bernette Sew Pink comes in a pink color and BERNINA of America will contribute $20 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each machine sold.  It also features an outstanding selection of features, including 26 stitches with a 7 mm stitch width, an automatic one-step buttonhole with a measuring system, a drop-in bobbin system, and a built-in needle threader.  The bernette Sew Pink is available now in a limited supply at select BERNINA Dealers nationwide.  MSRP is $499.  

For more information about the bernette Sew Pink and a store locator with the nearest Dealer locations, please visit

If you're not into sewing, but rather into sipping and relaxing, give this Sparkling Ice cocktail a spin. They are committed year-round to finding a cure.

Throughout the year, Sparkling ICE donates a minimum of $25,000 to research facilities nationwide to help find a cure, in addition to aiding local affiliates and communities with more than $100,000 in donations annually. By working closely with each community, Sparkling ICE allows them to select the charity right in their region that they would most like to offer the donations (i.e. Susan G. Komen Affiliates, Local/Regional Breast Cancer Research Foundations, etc.) For more information, please visit

Sparkling ICE Sip Pink for the Cure Cocktail

  • 3 oz.  Grapefruit Sparkling ICE
  • 1 ∏ oz.  vodka
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • Lime wedge
  • Sliced fresh jalapeño
  • Chili salt for rim of glass (Kosher salt mixed with chili powder)

  1. Use a lime wedge to rub the entire rim of a chilled martini glass, and dip into chili salt mixture.
  2. Combine vodka and jalapeno slices with ice in a shaker.
  3. Strain and pour into the chilled martini glass.
  4. Top with Grapefruit Sparkling ICE.
  5. Garnish with a few Jalapeno slices. 

    As part of the Sparkling ICE mission to “Imagine a World Without Breast Cancer,” a Pink Ribbon is proudly displayed on its Pink Grapefruit flavor bottles all year long.