Mikimoto Recognizes the Young Survival Coalition's Five Year Anniversary

December 8, 2003

Mikimoto Recognizes the Young Survival Coalition's Five Year Anniversary

New York, NY - (December 8, 2003)

The Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the only international network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the critical concerns and issues unique to young women and breast cancer (www.youngsurvival.org), today announced that Mikimoto, creators of the most luxurious cultured pearls treasured by collectors worldwide, will present the YSC with a donation of $7500 in honor of their Fifth Anniversary of helping young women affected by breast cancer.

Mikimoto hosted a five-year anniversary celebration for the Young Survival Coalition on Tuesday, November 18th at their flagship store in Manhattan. The event highlighted the progress the YSC has made over the past five years and launched trunk show week for Mikimoto. Executives from Mikimoto America, Lifetime Television, Hologic and SELF Magazine as well as Miss USA were present for the celebration.

"We are extremely grateful to receive this donation and partner with Mikimoto," commented Randi Rosenberg, YSC President. "The YSC has made tremendous strides in the last five years from collaborating on research studies specific to young women and breast cancer; to bringing about awareness to legislators on the state and federal levels; to hosting much-needed educational programs for young women living with breast cancer. This donation will be used to support our programs that serve the community of young women affected by breast cancer, and we applaud Mikimoto for recognizing our efforts."

Based in New York, the Young Survival Coalition is the only international network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the critical concerns and issues unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate and influence the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities to address breast cancer in women 40 and under, and to serve as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer. For more information, visit www.youngsurvival.org or call 212.206.6610.

Mikimoto (America) Co., Ltd. is the American subsidiary of K. Mikimoto & Co., Ltd., the world-renowned Japanese company. In 1893, the company founder Kokichi Mikimoto was the first person to develop a technique for the cultivation of pearls and the business remains the world leader in cultured pearls of the highest quality. Celebrating its 110th Anniversary in 2003, the company is internationally recognized for its product design, superior craftsmanship and strict quality control. Mikimoto's American retail stores are located on Fifth Avenue, New York; The Regent Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills; South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa and The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. International locations include The Ginza, Tokyo; New Bond Street, London; Place Vendome, Paris; Monte Carlo, Monaco and Kuala Lumpur.