Breast Cancer Awareness Month Guide

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Breast Cancer Guide

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are kicking things off by showcasing some products and brands that both support the cause and help fund research. Here are a few of our favorites to keep an eye out for next month.

Pink Embrace Campaign: Total Beauty is launching Pink Embrace, a campaign in support of Triple Step Toward the Cure, a non-profit organization that raises awareness for Triple Negative Breast Cancer. For every Pink Embrace Collection sold, Total Beauty Shops will donate a percentage of the proceeds to help Triple Step Toward the Cure support and empower diagnosed and at-risk women.

Lipault of Paris: We are loving the super-cute Petite Travel Tote in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Petite Travel Tote is ultra-lightweight and durable as it coordinates with the full range of Lipault luggage. With its fun shape and rich fuchsia hue, this bag is sure to get attention for a good cause! 10% of the MSRP will be donated to BCRF, which provides funding for critical, lifesaving research.

RuffleButts: A specialty clothing line that is all about the girls, RuffleButts will be donating 50% of proceeds from their pink ruffle baby bloomers to Breast Cancer Research. Their claim to fame is the ruffle packed, adorable diaper covers. Made from 100% cotton, these frilly bloomers lead to hours of dancing and playtime fun in perfect comfort. They slip easily over diapers for a hip and feminine touch, and are machine washable for the sake of busy moms everywhere. Choose from a number of vibrant colors and patterns that will bring a smile to her little face and your own. Pink is not only the epitome of girlishness, it's also a symbol of love and support when worn in honor of breast cancer survivors.

Dakine's Limited Edition Collection Benefiting The Keep A Breast Foundation: New for fall 2013, DAKINE has partnered with The Keep A Breast Foundation™ (KAB) on a limited edition collection (MSRP $10.00-$55.00). KAB works to provide support for young people impacted by cancer and educates about prevention, early detection and cancer-causing toxins in our everyday environment. Through awareness campaigns, an interactive website, grassroots marketing and a dedicated army of employees, volunteers and ambassadors, KAB works tirelessly on its mission. A percentage of all sales from DAKINE's collection will benefit KAB’s educational programs and efforts. For more information on The Keep A Breast Foundation™, please visit keep-a-breast.org.

The Walking Company is going PINK! For the 3rd year in a row, TWC is dedicated to raising more than $200,000 from the purchases of our exclusive Pink Ribbon Collection (including UGG boots & slippers, Dansko & more!) in October to support the City of Hope and various local charities involved in the research, prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer. The collection will be available at The Walking Company’s 200+ nationwide stores and online at www.thewalkingcompany.com.

Gaiam: Fitness buffs will love the Pink Ribbon II yoga mat and a new DVD, Pink Ribbon Pilates, from celebrity Pilates instructor Mari Winsor where $1 from the sale of each of these products will go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This 3 MM yoga mat is Gaiam’s 2nd annual mat has been designed for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This pink mat features inspirational messages and comes with a Bonus Free Yoga Workout Download. We are also loving Pink Ribbon Pilates, a DVD that combines four new 20-minute power Pilates workouts. The DVD is incredibly empowering as Mari created a workout that focuses on moves and efficient programs to get you in shape in record time, with one practice focused specifically on recovery. The DVD also includes a resistance band for even quicker results. The mat and DVD are available on Amazon.com.

Est?e Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign: The theme of this year’s Campaign is “Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer. We’re Stronger Together.” In true “Stronger Together” spirit, many of the highly sought-after, iconic brands of The Est?e Lauder Companies are selling Pink Ribbon products or making donations to unite in their support of The BCA Campaign’s mission to defeat breast cancer through education and medical research. This includes a line of products such as ORIGINS Drink Up™ Hydrating lip balm in Pink Guava where Origins will donate $3.50 from the purchase price to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation; CLINIQUE Great Skin, Great Cause, a limited-edition version that is adorned with a Clinique key ring where $10 from the purchase price will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the ESTÉE LAUDER Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin where 20% will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. Currently active in more than 70 countries, The BCA Campaign has raised more than $48 million to support global research, education and medical services worldwide.

BuDhaGirl: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month they will be donating 10% of all proceeds from their pink products to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

DKM: We love this accessories company and during October they are donating 20% of sales from their word necklaces to the American Cancer Society.

Maddy Nash: We love how you can personalize your own bag on Maddy Nash, and for October 10% of the proceeds will go to Bright Pink.

Bananas for Boobies: Bake it Happen: The celebrated food blog, My Judy the Foodie, is hosting a campaign to run throughout Breast Cancer Awareness month to help raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer research. Judy, the blogs’ eponymous name, was just one of many whose life was cut way too short from a long breast cancer struggle. Her special Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf was her most sought after dessert where the My Judy the Foodie decided to spread the banana love and share Judy’s celebrated recipe-- all in the name of Breast Cancer Research. This includes a goal is to evolve this program into a national Breast Cancer fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on Judy’s culinary legacy and legacy of hope for a cure. From October 1st-25th, through a comprehensive Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and blog campaign, users will be encouraged to log on to http://www.myjudythefoodie.com and sign up to receive Judy’s famous Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf Recipe and receive special Bananas for Boobies (BFB) stickers. Once the recipe is received, they are asking everyone to Bake it Happen: to bake the Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf, share the love and the awesome dessert with friends and families at the office, after school games, board meetings—basically anywhere.

Rebecca Ray Designs. We are big fans of Rebecca Ray Designs and in October they will donate $5.00 of any $100 purchase to benefits Breast Cancer Research.

Philosophy’s Shower for the Cure Shampoo, Bath and Shower Gel: We love this creamy formula with a touch of comforting milky notes and a kiss of tangerine nectar for a delicate and feminine scent. For over 12 years now, philosophy donates 100% of its net proceeds from the sale of this product to support the entertainment industry foundation's women’s cancer research fund.

We love the delicious pretzels from Fatty Sundays and they recently created white chocolate Sprinkle pretzels in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. With the purchase of these pretzels, 20% of the sales will go directly to breast cancer research through A Cure in Our Lifetime.

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