Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Products 2014

It's October, which means that it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One startling statistic I've recently learned - one in eight women will develop breast cancer. How scary is that?? Being surrounded by women, and girls (and hello - being one myself!) I am happy to support any organization that provides funds and awareness to this horrible disease, especially since we recently lost my sweet Auntie Joy to a long battle with breast cancer. I'm sure you're seeing seeing pink ribbons on every product, but unfortunately many of those products do nothing to support BCA organizations at all, but are instead trying to make a profit off of people's goodwill. Please, please before you buy anything with a pink ribbon on it (and the intention of having a portion of your purchase price being donated) make sure to read where they're donating funds to, and what percentage they're donating (if any at all.) "Pink washing" is very real, and some crappy companies try to make money off of people's good hearts.

Without further adieu, here are some awesome products, made by awesome companies, that are giving a significant amount back:

Stella & Dot - I am so beyond proud to work for a company that does SO much good! 100% of the net proceeds of our Hope necklace, and brand new Inspire and Strength Bracelets will go to the Noreen Fraser Foundation.

Lands End is donating 75% of the $6.00 embroidery application fee will be donated to Just order and apply one of the six pink icons on any Lands’ End item that can be embroidered and the donation will be made.

You can also share your #PinkThread by tagging a photo of who or what your “Pink Thread” is, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using @LandsEnd and #PinkThread and they will donate $1 to for each photo posted (up to $10,000)

Tweezerman is donating $2 from the sale of every pair of limited edition BCA tweezers to various breast cancer organizations.

SaSea Designs has designed the cutest shirt, and 100% of the proceeds are going to   The Cancer Support Center on behalf of her friend, Kelly, who is currently battling the disease. (You can read about Kelly's journey HERE)

Bobbi Brown is donating $12 from every set of the "Pretty Pink Ribbons" collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (and wowza, are those colors gorgeous!!)

Aveda is donating $4 from the sale of their limited-edition Hand Relief to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (up to $305,000)

Tieks donates to breast cancer research, and various charities year-round and is asking their customers to join them in wearing ballerina pink Tieks this month to bring awareness to breast cancer!

I know that I missed a bunch of products that give back, so please feel free to leave them in the comments! Prayers to all of those who are fighting, won their fight, or lost their fight. Prayers to their families, and prayers to everyone who has been affected by this disease.

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