Charitable Giving

New! Pink Hats Supporting Breast Cancer Research and Education

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Starting today (June 3, 2011), and for the rest of 2011, we will be donating 25% of the proceeds of the online sales of all our pink hats ("Cafe Au Lait", "Au Lait S'il Vous Plait"  "Tropical Tiles"  and "Mmmm.." ) to breast cancer causes (Canadian sales to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and USA sales to the Breast Cancer Action).

As an advocate for breastfeeding and women's health, I have a special interest in breast cancer research, especially its links to breastfeeding rates. Did you know that breastfeeding protects against breast cancer, and it is related to how long the mother breastfeeds? For instance, given the current breastfeeding rates in Canada, researchers estimate that 6 percent of women will get breast cancer in their lifetime, but if these same women breastfeed at least 16 months, that rate could drop below 3 percent? Very interesting research. This is the type of information that is useful to know! 


Pick your cute pink MoBoleez breastfeeding hat today! Make a baby happy, give a great baby shower gift to a new mom and support a good cause!

In loving memory of my aunt, who passed away from breast cancer in 1997. 

 

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This gorgeous "Tropical Tiles" print is also included, with it's hot pink, brown and orange colour scheme. Super fun for the new mom ... and the latest style!

 

Thanks!  


Supporting the Children's Hospital

MoBoleez has a special line of small/newborn (0-3 month) hats available here. 50% of the sales from these hats goes directly to BC Children's Hospital Foundation. These hats make a great gift for a newborn or small baby! Beautifully packaged, super soft and fun for the new mom.

A personal note from Diane: If it wasn't for the Children's hospital, and the angels disguised as people who work there, my first baby would not have survived. I need to give back. I've published a short essay about our stay at the children's hospital, if you are interested, click below.

Memoirs of a Premature Birth

Breastfeeding a preemie baby is a long, tough haul. The baby is too small to suck, and can't really be held, so you have to pump and then drip the milk down his nose until he gets enough strength to suck. I was impressed by the lactation consultants and nurses at the hospital who were really committed to supporting us "preemie moms" with breastfeeding.

So, it's time to give back.






2004

This is the first time I got to hold him!

May, 2004. (Gosh, I look tired!)