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Email: Buy Pink M&Ms to Support Breast Cancer Research

Netlore Archive: Forwarded email urges recipients to buy special pink M&Ms to help fund breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Description: Forwarded email
Circulating since: Oct. 2003
Status: Investigating

Email text contributed by Nancy M., Nov. 6, 2003:

Subject: Not that anyone needs a reason to eat chocolate...

New Pink & White M&M's

Pass this on to all of your friends. There are many women out there who have breast cancer. Lets do all we can to support this cause. New Pink & White M&M's

The makers of M&M candies has teamed up with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to raise funds through the sale of their new "pink & white" M&M candies. For each 8-ounce bag of the special candies sold, the makers of M&M (Masterfoods) will donate 50 cents to the foundation. The next time you want a treat, please pick up a bag (now sold in stores nationwide) - you will be donating to a great cause and satisfying your sweet tooth.

Please pass on to all your family and friends. -- Thank you

Analysis: This has been true in previous years, but it's unclear as of this writing (September 2011) whether or not the partnership between M&Ms manufacturer Mars Inc. and the Susan G. Komen Foundation still exists, and, if so, what the details of the current program are. This page will be updated when more information becomes available.

The most recent press release on the subject is dated Oct. 16, 2009.

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Last updated: 09/27/11

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