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Swipe Out Breast Cancer With the Susan G. Komen® Credit Card Story

October is known for the orange and red hues of autumn, but it’s also a month for pink.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a platform for organizations like the Susan G. Komen Foundation, whose symbol is a pink ribbon, to raise money for research, advocacy and more. Bank of America® designed the Susan G. Komen® Credit Card with this in mind.

For every Susan G. Komen® Credit Card that is activated within the first 90 days of opening, Bank of America® will donate $3 to Komen, plus .08% of all retail purchases made with the card. An added $3 is donated every time the Susan G. Komen® Credit Card is renewed in good standing.

Through its Pink Ribbon Banking credit card and checking program, Bank of America® has committed to donating $3 million to Komen over the next five years.

Cardholders can earn some cash back, too: 3% back on gas and 2% back at groceries and warehouse clubs (up to $2,500 combined each quarter), as well as unlimited 1% back on all other purchases. You’ll also get a $100 online cash rewards bonus after you spend at least $500 on purchases in the first 90 days of account opening. The annual fee is $0.

Nearly one in eight women will develop breast cancer, federal data show. Treatment is heavily dependent on early detection through regular screenings like mammograms and genetic testing. Donations to organizations like the Susan G. Komen Foundation can promote awareness and fund research for innovative treatments.

Though Breast Cancer Awareness month ends on Oct. 31, the Susan G. Komen® Credit Card helps sustain the fight against breast cancer all year.

Kevin Cash is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: kcash@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @kevin_cash.


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