While October’s arrival gets most people thinking about cooler temperatures, pumpkin picking, and potential Halloween costumes, the month is also synonymous with another thing—breast cancer awareness. It’s a devastating disease that we’ve yet to find a cure for and, unfortunately, it’s estimated that it will impact 1 in every 8 American women at some point in their lives. There’s still hope for a cure, though, and you can help make a difference today.
Through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Shop Pink campaign and others like it, you can help fund and support research initiatives that get us closer to a world that’s free from breast cancer. Shop pink and help save lives this October with picks that allow you to help fund the fight against breast cancer.
Whether you had plans to send out a beautiful bouquet of flowers or just decided to surprise that special lady in your life, why not send an arrangement that’s a gift for both her and others? When you send this Pink Grace bouquet from Teleflora, 15 percent of the purchase price will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The arrangement features a mix of roses, spray roses, and alstroemerias, all in various shades of pink, and it even comes in a gorgeous pink vase that can be used as a candle holder afterward. She’ll be thrilled at your thoughtfulness, not only because of the gift she’s receiving, but because of the support it provides for others suffering from breast cancer.
Makeup and Skincare
Clinique has long been a women’s skincare staple and now something you use every day can make a significant change in the everyday lives of women with breast cancer.
In support of breast cancer research and awareness, $10 from each purchase of the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Each moisturizer will also come with a special breast cancer research keychain that’s available until January 31, 2018, or while supplies last.
In 2010, Sarah Lucero, Stila Cosmetics’ Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry, was diagnosed with stage 3 ductal breast cancer. During her journey, she started the Foundation for Living Beauty, which wound up providing the support, education, and uplifting energy she needed to get through what was likely the most trying time in her life. Lucero has now been cancer-free for six years and the Foundation for Living Beauty is still going strong.
In partnership with the foundation, Stila will have select cosmetics available for 40 percent off starting October 16, 2017. From liquid lipsticks to mascara, and more, you can pick up these cosmetics through the end of October—many in a range of pink shades, of course. Even better? All of the proceeds from this special sale will be donated to the Foundation for Living Beauty.
Activewear and Accessories
Adopting a more active lifestyle is one of the best ways to reduce breast cancer recurrence, and sportswear company Athleta wants to make it easier for women who’ve had breast cancer to incorporate fitness into their lives. They’ve partnered with the women of Recovery on Water (ROW) an organization and rowing team that supports women who have or had breast cancer to “become active in their recovery.”
The Power of She bra is a limited-edition, hot pink bra that’s sure to become a new favorite for any sweat session. Even better? 12 percent of the profits from its sales will be donated directly to ROW.
For women who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and undergone a mastectomy, Athleta has also designed the Empower Bra to support them in an active recovery. The bra features a special mesh opening that can hold post-surgery prosthetics in place comfortably. Like the Power of She bra, 12 percent of profits from the sale of this bra will also be donated to ROW.
Your girls might need a little extra support while exercising, and this purchase is one that’ll also help support breast cancer research in the process.
Through the end of October or while supplies last, purchase this cute and strappy sports bra in the U.S. or Canada and 15 percent of the purchase price will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Its smooth, breathable fabric will keep you comfortable and sweat-free during your workout, and the pop of hot pink will help remind you of the role your purchase played in fighting breast cancer.
Looking to stay hydrated in style, and maybe support a good cause while you’re at it? You’re in luck because S’well has committed to making a donation when you purchase their Bikini Pink S’well Bottle.
Not only is the satin-finish, hot pink water bottle quite the statement maker, but it was specifically designed to support women with breast cancer. For each bottle sold, the company will donate 20 percent of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to aid in its mission of treating and curing breast cancer.
If you’re in the mood to really splurge for a good cause, check out the Limited-Edition Swarovski Brilliance Jolie, which is encrusted with over 6,000 pink Swarovski crystals. 100 percent of the net profits of this limited-edition bottle will be donated to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s mission.
Whether you’re a breast cancer survivor or just want to show your support for the cause in style, the New Balance Lace Up for the Cure Collection offers plenty of products that come with a donation for breast cancer treatment and research.
Wear your support for breast cancer research right on your sleeve—or legs, or feet—with this cute collection of jackets, tank tops, shoes, and more. Through the end of 2017, New Balance will donate 5 percent of the purchase price from each product in the collection to Susan G. Komen, with a guaranteed donation of at least $500,000.
During the month of October, any purchase of the special edition Mizuno Wave Rider 21 sneakers will generate a donation of $10 to the foundation. There are also two limited-edition t-shirts offered as part of the collection, one for men and one for women, that will generate a $5 donation to the foundation with each shirt sold.
Clothing and Accessories
At Lands’ End, shopping to support breast cancer research is easier than ever because they’re giving customers three different ways to do it.
If you’re shopping in stores, Lands’ End will donate 10 percent of net proceeds from special items to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation—just look for merchandise with a pink ribbon.
You can also share a photo of yourself wearing these special pink items on social media with #PinkThread or #MyLandsEnd and for each photo shared, the company will donate $1 to the foundation.
Shop from their Pink Thread Collection and 25 percent of the net proceeds from your purchase will go to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
You can also add a touch of pink to anything you buy with a pink monogram. The company will collect $6 for every pink monogram or embroidered design purchased, and $4.50 of that fee will be donated directly to support breast cancer research through the end of October. There are plenty of designs to choose from, including a signature breast cancer ribbon that you can wear with pride.
Help your eyes while helping support a good cause with these special edition readers from ClearVision Optical in partnership with the fashion brand Ellen Tracy.
Until June 30, 2019, or while supplies last, each pair of readers purchased will generate a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for 22 percent of the retail purchase price. Each design is named after a different aspect of the cancer treatment and recovery process, such as Loved, Hopeful, and perhaps the most powerful of all: Survivor.
For the Home and Office
Show your support for breast cancer research at work or school with these special edition Uniball pens. Through December 31, 2019, the company will donate 10 cents for every pen purchased to City of Hope to help fund breast cancer research.
Uniball aims to donate a total of $50,000 to the organization for research, treatment, and education, but will continue to add to that total even after the goal is met. With a pink finish and comfort grip, you’ll not only feel good while you write, but also enjoy knowing that your purchase is helping put an end to breast cancer.
This seven-piece set includes everything an amateur gardener will need to get started, including an apron, gloves, and a small spade, all featuring pops of hot pink. For each set sold, Apollo will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
For the more experienced gardener, their 11-piece tool set might be a better choice. It includes a few extras like a knee mat, a hose attachment, and a hard case for storage. Like the 7-piece kit, $1 from the sale of each 11-piece kit will be donated to support breast cancer research.
Ready to make some home improvements, but don’t know where to start? Well, start here, and do a little good for breast cancer research as you do a little good around your home.
This 53-piece tool set includes everything you need for most basic repairs and projects around the house, from a hammer to a tape measure, a screwdriver, and more. You’ll feel even better about your purchase because it sends a 75 cent donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.