Inland Empire News | Mission Pink at Ontario Mills
October 24, 2015
By: Jamie Durante
There are some causes that speak to most of our hearts, and one of those causes is breast cancer awareness. In honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ontario Mills (along with the other Simon Malls) is hosting Mission Pink® events throughout the month of October in partnership with Susan G. Komen®. Simon has committed to a donation of at least $250,000 to Susan G. Komen with some help of generous customers.
Last Thursday, we were invited to a media event called Mission Pink Champagne Makeover, where we got a VIP opportunity to learn more about this unique community partnership. After meeting the fantastic hosts for the event from Ontario Mills and Blaze PR, we felt very honored to be a part of this exclusive media night, especially for the chance to bring more awareness to a cause that is personal to us.
Over cupcakes, appetizers and other fancy refreshments, we learned about the various activities guests of Ontario Mills can do to get involved with Mission Pink!
One activity visitors will enjoy is the Wall of Strength, where a $1 donation allows you to write a message of strength on a foam board “brick.” Don’t forget to get a picture with your brick, and share it on social media, #missionpink! Also, shoppers will be randomly selected throughout the month to receive Mission Pink surprises while shopping.
We were also delighted to learn that during October, many participating stores are offering $10 voucher cards, which give shoppers 25 percent off one item. All proceeds benefit Komen. Be sure to keep an eye out, because many shopping destinations within the mall have enthusiastically gotten in the Mission Pink spirit with pink window displays! Now it was time for us to head over to our first stop, the champagne portion of the evening.
Our first stop was Neiman Marcus Lastcall. As we walked though the store, we had to stop and check out amazing handbags and sheikh blouses. The staff welcomed us graciously and provided us with gifts.
Our name was even chosen to win a store gift card in an opportunity drawing at the store—it must’ve been our lucky night! After sipping champagne and posting to social media, we were moving on to the beauty portion of the experience.
Planet Beauty was generous enough to teach us how to contour our faces, which is something we have always wanted to learn! The staff was so friendly and welcoming, and we will definitely be back to get our countour kit soon! Planet Beauty sent us away with huge bags filled with amazing beauty products.
On our way out, we enjoyed checking out the window displays of participating stores, including the fabulous window display at one of the Ontario Mills’ new additions, Tory Burch!
Start your holiday shopping a little early this year or simply spoil yourself, and you can save money while contributing to a good cause . . . it’s truly a win-win-win for everyone!