CHARLESTON, SC – September 30, 2011 –The research is clear - chemicals found in everyday household products increase our exposure to carcinogens – and the possibility of increased risk for some cancers. These toxic carcinogens found in traditional paints can leak into your home for up to six years after initial application. To help reinforce the importance of health-conscious products as it relates to breast cancer awareness and prevention, Eco Deco will host the ‘Pink Party’ on Thursday October 13, 2011 from 5:00-8:00p.m., highlighting the importance of breast cancer awareness, as well as raising funds for MUSC Hollings Cancer Center breast cancer research through a donation of the night’s proceeds. The party will feature festive refreshments and gourmet bites from Graze restaurant, in addition to Eco Deco’s featured local interior designers highlighted on the showroom’s ‘Wall of Colors’ as well as special guests Peggy Phillips of Tomboy Tools and Melissa Hunter of M.H. Interiors. A raffle, special product promotions and interior design information will entertain attendees, and a representative from Hollings Cancer Center will speak on the topic of breast cancer treatment and research in our local community.
Who: Eco Deco, along with their ‘Wall of Colors’ designers and special event guests Peggy Phillips, Tomboy Tools and Melissa Hunter, M.H. Interiors, and benefiting MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. Appetizers provided by Graze restaurant.
- Eco Deco’s ‘Wall of Colors’ designers include Ink Architecture, Haute Design, Gaylord Design, Margaret Donaldson Interiors, The Middleton Group, Herlong Associates, Zimmerman Interiors, Terra Designs, Walker Design, Deguise Interiors, Riverside Designers, Divine Creations, Elizabeth Newman Interior Design and H. Elizabeth Design. What: Eco Deco’s ‘Pink Party’
When: Thursday, October 13, 2011 5:00-8:00p.m.
Where: Eco Deco’s Custom Color Showroom Patriots Plaza, 911 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant
More: Eco Deco invites the community to help support local breast cancer awareness, while also learning more about health-conscious paint alternatives. Guests will have a chance to speak with design industry experts about ways to ‘green’ their homes and also avoid harmful carcinogens. Each paint color featured on the designers‘ ‘Wall of Colors’ will help to raise funds for MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, with 10% of proceeds from colors purchased being donated to the cause on behalf of each designer. The initiative will begin the night of the Pink Party, lasting through the end of October. Other fundraising efforts will include a raffle featuring designer goodies, product packages and experiences. The event is free to the public and raffle tickets will be available for $5.
About Eco Deco: Situated in Mt. Pleasant, SC, Eco Deco serves as the flagship US showroom for the veteran European paint company, RECA. Eco Deco specializes in selling high-quality, soy-based and acrylic-based paints that contain low-to-no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Available in more than 2,000 custom colors of interior and exterior paint, stain, primer and varnish, Eco Deco can match any competitor’s color, while also helping to make consumers’ homes safer and healthier. The company holds the distinguished Ecolabel, which is the European Union label for sustainable products and is recognized as a more rigorous environmental standard than any American standard or certification available. For more product information, please stop by the showroom at 911 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, visit www.myecodeco.com or call 843.654.9520.
About MUSC Hollings Cancer Center: Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and the largest academic-based cancer program in South Carolina. The cancer center has more than $35M in cancer research funding and more than 200 people are currently participating on a cancer clinical trial at Hollings Cancer Center. Hollings offers state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities, therapies and surgical techniques and has multidisciplinary clinics that include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation therapists, radiologists, pathologists, psychologists and many other specialists seeing patients under one roof. Multidisciplinary care is provided for most adult and pediatric cancers. For more information please visit www.hcc.musc.edu.