Carpet One Floor & Home released its 2017 collection of pink ribbon welcome mats to support breast cancer research, with 18 new mats that are stylish, humorous or whimsical to marry with any home design preference. The Carpet One Welcomes Your Support campaign has been raising funds to support organizations and researchers searching for a cure since 2004 and has raised almost one million dollars so far.
Lending their talent to the initiative are Lisa Mende, one of Charlotte’s Top 10 Interior Designers of 2015 and Melissa Davis, Art Director and Series Designer for HGTV’s award-winning series Income Property. Justin Niederkorn, a senior designer for an international non-profit agency tapped his artistic talent and love for the women in his life to create a mat that graphically tells the important story of a breast exam. Mikayla Chandler, a sophomore studying advertising and illustration at Savannah College of Art & Design created a powerful image of lines that seem almost inter-connected, and resemble the shape of a breast, swoop of a cup and wisps of hair.
Like most families today, all designers are touched in some way by the disease, with Lisa Mende explaining, "I want to thank Carpet One for allowing me to participate in this campaign and continuing to aid in the fight against Breast Cancer. We all should be so diligent as to get involved in the fight. I urge everyone to support this campaign and buy a mat for themselves and for someone they know who is fighting or has fought this disease." Her design, is titled, “Hello, Gorgeous.”
Twenty-five percent of each sale will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Each mat is made in the USA complete with a sturdy rubber backing and a pink ribbon to remind people of the cause each mat stands behind. All of Carpet One Floor & Home’s welcome mats are stain- and water-resistant and machine-washable, and measure 2’ by 3’.
“I love the passion and creativity that goes into this collection of welcome mats,” said Terri Daniels, Vice President of Public Relations for Carpet One Floor & Home. “Each design has a story to tell. It’s rewarding to brighten our customers’ doorsteps while we’re working to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.”
In their traditional use as welcome mats, Carpet One Floor & Home’s pink ribbon mats help keep floors clean by trapping dirt before it makes its way into a home, but the versatile designs add color and protection to any area of the house, including foyers, kitchens, baths, pet areas and more.
Pink ribbon welcome mats are available year round at Carpet One Floor & Home stores for approximately $24.99US/$34.99CDN. These inspiring pink ribbon mats make great gifts and add a special touch to a home. Visit CarpetOne.com to find the nearest Carpet One Floor & Home store to purchase a pink ribbon welcome mat and contribute to an important cause.
About Carpet One Floor & Home
Carpet One Floor & Home is North America’s leading floor covering retailer, with 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Carpet One Floor & Home stores are known for a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs, including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful Guarantee™, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor.
About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is dedicated to being the end of breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. This year, BCRF will award $59.5 million to support the work of more than 275 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions across 15 countries, making BCRF the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S.—the only one with an "A+" from CharityWatch and Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars. Visit www.bcrfcure.org to learn more.