October 27, 2011

Build-A-Bear to support National Diabetes Awareness Month

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If you’ve ever needed a reason to indulge in the Build-A-Bear experience this is it! In honor of National Diabetes Month Build-A-Bear Workshop is giving to the JDRF to help improve the lives of people living with Type 1 diabetes and to finding a cure.

Throughout November, Build-A-Bear Workshop Guests can support JDRF by adding $1 to their total purchase at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the United States and online at www.buildabear.com.

The founder and chief executive bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Maxine Clark, said “we are proud to support causes like JDRF that are important to our Guests.” Right on, Maxine! She continues, “diabetes is a growing concern among families and we join with JDRF in their dedicated efforts to finding a cure.”

Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation has been a relentless supporter of the JDRF over the last 8 years. In total the foundation has donated over $575,000 to the JDRF.

Here are a few unsolicited ideas to show somebody you care with a bear hug:

Start your Christmas shopping early!

Stressed over the rain delay in the World Series? Visit Build-A-Bear to relieve the major league angst.

Is somebody you know in the armed services? Send them a gift they didn’t see coming. Honor your favorite service man or woman with this cuddly camouflage teddy bear gift holding an American flag.

Husband and wife? For the happy couple, a beary special gift they’ll treasure for years. Bride comes dressed in a Wedding Gown with Veil, Blue Garter, Bouquet and Silver Bow Heels. Groom comes dressed in a Tuxedo Outfit and Dressy Tie Loafers.

Graduate? This studious stuffed animal is the perfect gift for the big day. Teddy bear is wearing a Black Cap & Gown Set with a plush diploma and 6 colored tassels, a White Crewneck Tee, Black Pants and Dressy Tie Loafers. Includes “Pomp & Circumstance” sound!

If you’re more of an Angry Birds fan – here’s your chance! I’m not judging.

I have endless ideas to get you over to Build-A-Bear and support a good cause but wouldn’t you do it for the teddy bear philosophy? Good people and good bears!