Flip Flop Shops Partners with Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Canada’s Leading Flip Flop and Sandal Retailer “Thinks Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 11, 2012 // Franchising.com // VANCOUVER – In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Flip Flop Shops has partnered with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to help raise money for a future without breast cancer and encourage consumers to be proactive and get checked.

The campaign will run through October 2012, allowing consumers to receive a pair of pink SANÜK Ibiza flip flops for a minimum $5 donation. All proceeds will go directly to the foundation. Participating locations include: the Calgary and Edmonton shops in Alberta; the Coquitlam, Nanaimo, Kelowna, and Vancouver shops in British Columbia; and the Saskatoon shop in Saskatchewan.

“We have all been impacted by breast cancer either directly or through close family and friends,” said Doug Kingston, the Canada Master Franchisee (Size 11) of Flip Flop Shops. “By partnering with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, we’re hoping to spread awareness and encourage consumers to maintain regular check-ups. The pink SANÜK Ibiza flip flops come with a card attached to make it easy to gift the flip flops to a friend or family member and encourage them to get checked.”

Breast cancer is a complex disease with no known single cause, and will affect one in nine Canadian women during their lifetime. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, it’s estimated that nearly 23,000 women and 200 men throughout Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. For more information on breast cancer or the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, visit http://www.cbcf.org.

All Flip Flop Shops locations carry the hottest brands of flip flops and sandals – such as SANÜK, OluKai, Quiksilver, ROXY, Reef, Cobian and Cushe, among others. Its mission: to provide the opportunity for anyone, in any climate, to Live…Work…Play With Their Toes Exposed® with the freedom of flip flops on their feet.

For more information on Flip Flop Shops or to find the nearest shop, visit http://www.flipflopshops.com.

About Flip Flop Shops

Founded in 2004, Flip Flop Shops is North America’s first retail chain exclusive to the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops and sandals from big names such as SANÜK, OluKai, Quiksilver, ROXY, Reef, Cobian and Cushe. Flip Flop Shops began franchising in January 2008 and continues to be recognized by industry leaders as one of the fastest-growing franchises and retailers in the nation. Company accolades include: the International Council of Shopping Centers’ prestigious “Hot Retailer Award” and ranking No. 170 in the 2012 Inc. 500 | 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States, as well as the sixth fastest-growing franchise and ninth fastest-growing retailer in the nation.

Growing the brand to more than 60 shops in operation and 100-plus in the development pipeline, the executive team boasts more than 50 years of franchise experience building and growing some of the world’s fastest-growing franchise concepts, category leaders and some of the world’s most well-known brands, including Cold Stone Creamery, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Nike. The lifestyle franchise is an Environmentally Responsible Retailer™ encouraging the nation to Free Their Toes®. For more information on the franchise opportunity, visit http://franchise.flipflopshops.com/.

Media Contact:

Jayne Levy
Fishman Public Relations
(847) 945-1300




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