14 Gifts That Give Back for Breast Cancer Awareness
Whether you’ve been impacted by the disease directly or know someone who has, breast cancer hits home for a lot of women. Its warriors have scars telling powerful stories. October is all about honoring these fierce ladies and inching closer to a cure.
Many brands and retailers take October to rally around the cause, often donating a portion of the profits from special collections and limited editions. Your purchase supports research, raises funds and promotes awareness. We’ve rounded up our favorite picks that pack a punch when it comes to the fight against breast cancer. Here’s what should be on your radar this month.
Pink Ribbon Pin
It’s fashion with a passion. Show your support this October with this limited edition pink ribbon pin from Estée Lauder. Not only will it help drive more breast cancer awareness, but it’ll add just the right touch of glam to your go-to denim jacket.
Donation: For every purchase of the pin, Estée Lauder will donate 20 percent of the suggested retail price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Buy it: Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Pin, $13, Nordstrom.com
Cute and casual, this pink long-sleeved T-shirt—adorned with the breast cancer ribbon on the front pocket, down the arm and on the back in the shape of the brand’s whale logo—is perfect for weekend fun with the family. It also comes in girls’ sizes for a mommy and me look.
Donation: vineyard vines will donate 20 percent of all net proceeds to Bright Pink, a national nonprofit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.
Buy it: vineyard vines 2019 Breast Cancer Awareness Long-Sleeve Pocket Tee, $48, vineyardvines.com
Pink Crystal Bracelet
Let’s band together for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! For a little sparkle, slip on this Swarovski crystal bracelet. The pink stones are set into a rose gold band to create the perfect ombre effect.
Donation: From September 24 to October 31, 2019, Stella & Dot will donate 20 percent of the retail price of items from the Breast Cancer Awareness Collection to Bright Pink.
Buy it: Stella & Dot Pink Ombre Rebel Bracelet, $99, stelladot.com
Travel-Size Treatment Lotion
This transformative body lotion softens and nourishes your skin, leaving it hydrated and energized. And thanks to the limited edition travel-size bottle that features the pink ribbon of breast cancer awareness, you can bring about change in more than just your complexion.
Donation: La Mer will donate 20 percent of the purchase price of this lotion with a maximum donation of $53,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Buy it: La Mer Breast Cancer Awareness Travel Size The Treatment Lotion, $110, Nordstrom.com
Pink Sports Bra
Support the girls and the cause with this special-edition sports bra. The ribbed fabric offers a snug fit, while the reversible design means you’ll rock pink all month long, no matter how you wear it.
Donation: One hundred percent of US sales benefit the nonprofit Bright Pink.
Buy it: Aerie Limited Edited Move Sports Bra, $35, ae.com
Trust us, you’ll want to pony up for this indulgent limited edition eau de parfum from Ralph Lauren, with top notes of bergamot, ginger and pear. One spritz and romance is in the air.
Donation: One hundred percent of the profits from this perfume will be donated to the Pink Pony Fund of The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation, a global initiative in the fight against cancer.
Buy it: Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Tender Romance, $96, ralphlauren.com
Send good vibrations with this pink tulip charm bracelet from Alex and Ani, designed to brighten the spirits of others in good times and in bad. Available in a gold or silver finish.
Donations: Between January 2018 and December 2019, Alex and Ani will donate 20 percent of the purchase price, with a minimum donation of $50,000, to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Buy it: Alex and Ani Pink Tulips Charm Bangle, $38, alexandani.com
Bring a burst of color into your home this October with Bouq’s gorgeous Pink Collection arrangements. Take your pick of roses, lilies, tulips and snapdragons—they’re all helping breast cancer awareness to blossom.
Donation: When you order a Bouq from the Pink Collection, 20 percent of the purchase price goes to The Pink Agenda to help fund breast cancer research, care and support.
Buy it: The Bouqs Co. Pink Collection arrangement, starting at $42, bouqs.com
“Run for good” is the empowering note subtly incorporated into this Saucony sneaker design, along with the iconic pink ribbon printed on the shoe tongue. And these shoes were indeed made for running, featuring a unique topsole construction for enhanced energy return and continuous cushioning, plus engineered mesh for maximum breathability.
Donation: From September 9 through October 31, 20 percent of the proceeds of this sneaker directly benefit the Dr. Susan Love Foundation and their breast cancer research.
Buy it: Saucony With Love Kinvara 10, $120, saucony.com
Help kiss breast cancer goodbye with this pink lipstick duo from Bobbi Brown. The creamy, full-coverage colors (in pink and tulle) offer a long-lasting, polished look, packaged in limited edition pink cases.
Donation: Bobbi Brown will donate $24 of the set’s purchase price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, up to a maximum donation of $110,000.
Buy it: Bobbi Brown Breast Cancer Awareness Full Size Lipstick Duo, $45, Nordstrom.com
A hint of pink is sometimes all you need. This classic cable bracelet from David Yurman features 18 carat rose gold accents and caps of morganite, a peachy-pink cousin to aquamarine.
Donation: During the month of October, David Yurman will donate 20 percent of the purchase price from this design to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Buy it: David Yurman Cable Classics Bracelet, $495, davidyurman.com
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
Harnessing the power of seaweed and other marine actives, this gel-cream moisturizer is said to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and boosts hydration, leaving skin looking and feeling firmer. The limited edition packaging that supports breast cancer is just another reason to buy.
Donation: Regardless of sales, ELEMIS will donate $25,000 to The Pink Agenda, a nonprofit committed to raising money for breast cancer research and care, as well as awareness of the disease among young professionals.
Buy it: ELEMIS Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, $199, elemis.com
Brighten your day with a colorful scarf that also gives back. The pink and orange patterns add a pop to any ensemble, complete with colorful pom-pom fun.
Donation: Warriors in Pink donates all of the net proceeds (61 percent of what you pay) to four different breast cancer charities.
Buy it: Sunny Days Ahead Infinity Scarf, $34, Ford Warrios in Pink
This stylish and symbolic bracelet makes perfect breast cancer awareness merchandise. The white bead is infused with water from Mount Everest, and the black bead contains mud from the Dead Sea—the highest and lowest points on earth. It stresses the importance in finding a balance between life’s highs and lows.
Donation: Lokai will donate $1 to the BCRF for each BCRF Lokai bracelet sold in 2019.
Buy it: BCRF Swirl Lokai, $18, Lokai
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