Belle Vernon Mom and Breast Cancer Survivor Recognized with National Award
Kate Crawford is one of eight women named as a 2014 Pink Power Mom
ATLANTA, (Oct.1, 2014) – The Kids II Foundation’s Pink Power Mom network has named
Kate Crawford as a 2014 Pink Power Mom. Joining seven other moms and breast cancer
survivors from the United States and Canada, Crawford was selected for persevering through her
battle with breast cancer and for her efforts to help others in their fights. All eight Pink Power
Mom honorees have worked to positively impact their local communities by using their breast
cancer fight as a catalyst to make a difference.
Crawford lost her first daughter when she was only three days old. This prompted her to start a
non-profit to help grieving parents. Following that heartache, she had twins (now five) and a son
(now four). In 2013, Crawford was diagnosed with breast cancer and was only given a 30
percent chance of survival. Since then, she has poured her energy into raising funds for her
cancer center, fighting her disease and completing her “mommy bucket list.” Her blog, The
Chronicles of Cancer, is read and respected in the worldwide cancer community.
“Kate was selected because of her insight and immediate outreach to address a community need,
while just beginning her own journey with breast cancer,” said Heidi Floyd, Pink Power Mom
Executive Director. “The network’s pay-it-forward award will empower Kate to continue her
The Pink Power Mom award includes a $5000 donation to the winner’s charity of choice. Kate’s
donation will benefit the Women’s Cancer Research Center at Magee-Womens Research
Institute and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. The Women’s Cancer Research
Program is dedicated to reducing the incidence and death from women’s cancers across the
world. This mission is achieved through the development and fostering of vibrant basic,
translational and clinical research aimed at translating novel discoveries into improved patient
"I am honored to be chosen as part of an elite group of women dedicated to breast cancer
research and support. I may have cancer, but it will never stop me from feverishly working on
raising funds to find a cure,” Kate Crawford said.
Crawford will be honored with all eight of the 2014 Pink Power Moms during the Pink &
Powerful weekend celebration in Atlanta, Ga., hosted by Kids II, in February of 2015.
Nominations to join the Pink Power Mom network begin on Mother’s Day every year. Selected
moms are announced every October, during Breast Cancer Awareness month. For more
information, visit pinkpowermom.org or KidsII.com
About the Kids II Foundation
The Kids II Foundation was established by Kids II in 2006 to advance the company’s
commitment and passion to making a difference in the communities in which employees work
and live. Through partnerships with charitable organizations, volunteer efforts and donating toys
to children in need, the Kids II Foundation is able to make a profound and lasting positive impact
in the lives of children and their families. The Kids II Foundation donates over a quarter of a
million dollars annually to charities worldwide, including Pink Power Mom – a non-profit
created by the Foundation to make a global change in the cancer community by rewarding moms
and breast cancer survivors making a difference.
About Kids II, Inc.
Kids II has a 40-year history of developing industry-changing innovations for families across the
globe and has quickly becoming a world-leading baby and infant product company. The brand
portfolio strength runs deep with seven brands under the Kids II umbrella: Bright StartsTM,
IngenuityTM, Comfort & HarmonyTM, DisneyTMBaby EinsteinTM, OballTM and TaggiesTM. Through
its brands, Kids II is a powerhouse of creativity, diversity and innovation, uniquely matching the
individual needs of every parent and baby. Headquartered in Atlanta, Kids II spans globally with
13 global offices in six continents serving customers in more than 72 countries.
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