Fight cancer with Tod’s and Fcancer

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Fcancer reached out to me to present an exciting event they are organizing with Tod’s. I will leave the signification of the F in Fcancer to your imagination (Fight? F***?). One thing is for sure: the founders of this charity had a genius idea.

Fcancer is an online service that matches people willing to give a certain amount of their time and skills to charities involved in the battle against cancer.

Though most of us have witnessed family and friends deal with cancer, we are not necessarily financially stable enough to make substantial donations. But here’s the thing: we all have skills that are more valuable than ever to charities when budgetary restraints are common. It can be writing, photography, web design, event planning, legal services, fundraising, accounting… By pledging hours and donating your skills, you will be rewarded in knowing that your work benefited a good cause (without breaking the bank). Do have a look at the Fcancer website to learn more on this charity and how you can make a difference.

Fcancer projects

Fcancer volunteers

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Founded in November 2012, Fcancer acts as a matchmaker between 1,000 volunteers and 40 cancer charities. None of the parties are charged for their services. Fcancer has helped charities save 21,638 hours of work and estimated savings of $1,298,280 in costs on research, treatment and prevention of cancer. Fcancer’s next goal is to develop the marketing, engineering, design and operations needed to reach the key step of engaging 5,000 volunteers around the world to join the fight.

In order to reach it, Fcancer is raising money in partnership with Tod’s in Paris. 15% of the sales at the Faubourg Saint-Honoré store will benefit Fcancer until May 29th when you mention the charity at the till. I’d like to remind you that it is Mother’s Day on May 25th and that your maman would certainly be proud of you if her present benefited such a good cause.

To help you in your shopping, here is a selection of my favorite Tod’s accessories.

Tod's Fcancer day

Leather sandals €410 (€61 for Fcancer)

D.D.medium bowler bag €1,100 (€165 for Fcancer)

D-Cube micro bowler bag €975 (€146 for Fcancer)

High-top sneakers in leather €355 (€53 for Fcancer)

Tod's Fcancer evening

Suede slippers €315 (€47 for Fcancer)

Signature micro shoulder bag €765 (€114 for Fcancer)

Multi-card wallet in python leather €565 (€84 for Fcancer)

Leather cuff €460 (€69 for Fcancer)

Tod’s 21 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré Paris 8ème arrondissement

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Macaron Day at Pierre Hermé

Pierre Hermé macarons store

If you only swear by Pierre Hermé macarons, you have a great reason to indulge this weekend. Every year on March 20th, the French pâtissier hosts Macaron Day in his boutiques worldwide. The event was so successful in the past that it has been extended to last until Sunday 23rd this year in Paris and London. So what is Macaron Day all about? For every donation made in store to support research against cystic fibrosis, you will get a free macaron. (If every charity had similar events, I would be much poorer. And fatter.)

Si vous raffolez de macarons Pierre Hermé, vous avez une très bonne raison de vous faire plaisir ce weekend. Comme chaque année le 20 mars, le pâtissier organise le Jour du Macaron en partenariat avec le Relais Dessert. L’opération a connu un tel succès par le passé que les boutiques Pierre Hermé la prolongent jusqu’au samedi 22 ou dimanche 23 mars. En quoi ça consiste ? Pour chaque don effectué en caisse au profit de Vaincre la Mucoviscidose, un macaron vous sera offert. Une partie des ventes de la journée sera également reversée à l’association.

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To lead you even further into temptation, Pierre Hermé has a much wider selection of flavors for these few days. You will find delightful past limited editions like last summer’s Velouté citron for instance.

Afin de tenter encore davantage votre générosité, Pierre Hermé élargit son offre à 25 parfums pour l’occasion. On y retrouve de belles éditions limitées, comme le Velouté citron vert de l’été dernier. Difficile de choisir parmi toutes ces saveurs !  

Pierre Hermé macarons

Pierre Hermé might be the most famous name on the list of hosts but many other stores are taking part in the event, both in France and internationally. Do check out the details here! Et bon appétit ;-)

Si vous n’êtes pas spécialement fan de Pierre Hermé, sachez que d’autres pâtissiers de renom participent à l’opération. C’est le cas de Jean-Paul Hévin et Dalloyau qui figurent tous les deux dans le Top 5 des macarons à Paris selon Le Figaro. Et si vous habitez en province ou à l’étranger, n’hésitez pas à jeter un coup d’œil à la liste des autres participants !