Dildos Against Cancer

Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
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Hi Metis!

I was really pleased to read today that Tantus has started a "Dildos Against Cancer" campaign to raise money for charity. What spurred the decision to start this campaign?
05/06/2011
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Jenna@Tantus Jenna@Tantus
I'm not Metis, but I'll chime in...

One of the great things about working for Tantus is that there's a real commitment to getting involved in the community. At our first All-associates meeting in Nevada, we talked about possible ways for the staff to volunteer in the Reno/Sparks area. Two of us had relationships with American Cancer Society. Rita, from our sales staff, had several family members on her Dad's side of the family who passed away from various cancers. Based on that she's been active with Relay for Life for several years. My family also tends to be cancer-prone, and my child is a survivor. I've been on the receiving end of help from ACS. I know how vital that support can be...

As we started talking at this staff meeting, it was astonishing to see how many of us had had some kind of experience with cancer. We are a small company, with less than 20 people - and there was a clear majority percentage of folks who were either survivors or had someone close to them with a diagnosis. So Relay for Life seemed like a good fit. Most of us had a personal connection, and it was the kind of event that welcomes our families too. We collectively talked about possibilities for products to create and it sort of took off from there.

And can I just say that the best part for me has been that people have come forward and shared their own experiences? I've spoken with Tantus fans who tell me about their grandparent or best friend who had cancer, what it was like to witness someone they loved go through that. So powerful. Cancer is such an isolating experience. It was for me, anyway. I'm touched that the response has been so positive and that people are relating their own stories into this effort.

On that note - I hope I've answered your question. I tend to get lengthy! Metis could probably have been much more concise. She deserves the credit for this, too. Not many employers put their intentions into reality the way she does.
05/07/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
Hi Jenna,

Thanks so much for your reply! It makes me happy to hear that Tantus is a workplace where you can bring those kinds of issues to the table. It's very heartening.

Best wishes,

Silvi
05/07/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Thanks for your reply Jenna all the more reason I love Tantus and feel proud to own so many of your products

I wish you luck with this campaign.
05/07/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
Wow, so very cool and interesting, good luck with the campaign indeed!
05/07/2011
bethd1708 bethd1708
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Originally posted by Miss Voluptuous
Hi Metis!

I was really pleased to read today that Tantus has started a "Dildos Against Cancer" campaign to raise money for charity. What spurred the decision to start this campaign?
awesome!
05/08/2011
skunked skunked
What a great idea! I am so glad to hear about this
05/08/2011
liilii080 liilii080
This sounds so cool! I love companies who support causes that affect everyone. A whole new reason to love Tantus.
05/08/2011
Kayla Kayla
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Originally posted by Jenna@Tantus
I'm not Metis, but I'll chime in...

One of the great things about working for Tantus is that there's a real commitment to getting involved in the community. At our first All-associates meeting in Nevada, we talked about possible ... More
What a very beautiful reply. Really. Thanks so much for letting us know, Jenna, and I'm sure this is going to be an amazing fundraiser.
05/09/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
Sounds great! I hope to get involved with this.
05/09/2011
Jenna@Tantus Jenna@Tantus
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Originally posted by Diabolical Kitty
Sounds great! I hope to get involved with this.
It would be great if interested people could spread the word....information about the items can be found on the Tantus Twitter & Fb pages, as well as on the main site. We're less than a month out from the actual event, so we're under a bit of a deadline.
05/09/2011
Fidelity Fidelity
As an active cancer fighter with relay for life and other groups it makes me sad that i missed this
12/05/2011
badk1tty badk1tty
That's actually a really good idea. Anything that draws attention to these things gets my vote.
12/05/2011
travelnurse travelnurse
That is great that companies are showing their support
07/02/2012
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