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NYGARD Makes Breast Cancer Awareness a Year-Round Focus

WINNIPEG, MB--(Marketwire - Mar 26, 2013) - Peter Nygård is reaffirming a mandate to enhance and advance all aspects of the lives of women. Known the world over for the design and creation of top selling women's fashions, NYGÅRD is also taking a serious stand for women's health and making Breast Cancer Awareness a prominent focus of the company.

"Breast Cancer awareness is top of mind for NYGÅRD associates 12 months of the year -- it is absolutely our corporate charity of choice," says Peter Nygård, founder and chairman of NYGÅRD International. While October is traditionally recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, those working with NYGÅRD's charitable platform, NYGÅRD for Life, are just as dedicated to this critical cause during the other eleven months of the year. They work with communities and organizations the world over to educate and fight for a single goal: the complete eradication of breast cancer.

NYGÅRD for Life sponsorships include an annual endowment fund to CancerCare -- a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. Through this special fund CancerCare is able to bring in world class researchers to work at the NYGÅRD sponsored Breast Cancer Tumor bank. Ultimately, all monies raised through NYGÅRD for Life directly impact Breast Cancer survivors and further the much needed research to find a cure.

About NYGÅRD International: Headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, NYGÅRD International is a leading fashion company and designer of women's fashion apparel that is targeted toward women over the age of 25. The company expanded into the United States in 1978 and in 1987 opened their International Sales and Marketing Headquarters in Toronto, Canada. The $8 million NYGÅRD building is an impressive showcase for both Toronto and the Fashion Industry. Along with its new World Headquarters located in the heart of New York City, the company lays claim to complete design, production and distribution facilities in Winnipeg, Toronto and Los Angeles; research and design studios in New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong; and sales offices throughout Canada and the US. NYGARD also has extensive operations throughout the China, Jordan, Lesotho, Kenya, Egypt, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia & Cambodia. For more information please visit http://www.peternygardglobal.com