Greetings Divas and Gents! I'm sure you are painfully aware of the fact that the month of September is on its way out, and October is quickly approaching. As you may also be aware, the month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, and is one of the leading causes of cancer death among women of all races. Additionally, the American Cancer Society estimates that 2,140 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among men in 2011. This is clearly a serious health crises, for both men and women, and I relish at any opportunity to help organizations dedicated to finding a cure.
Lucky for me, and you, the month of October is filled with may ways for the common consumer (us) to lend ourselves to the cause while embarking on one of our favorite hobbies: SHOPPING! Throughout the month of October, several entities will feature opportunities for us to score fabulous items for our wardrobes, jewelry boxes, and homes with some or all of the proceeds being donated to organizations dedicated to eradicating this disease. I have poured through tons of magazines and websites to find campaigns for you all. This post is a result of my diligence! Please feel free to thank me in advance for your new additions.....joking! But seriously, enjoy the deals and remember the cause. Breast cancer affects all of us... let's shop while kicking its ass!
The Pink Pony Fund of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation
With a focus on breast cancer, Pink Pony supports programs for early diagnosis, education, treatment and research and is dedicated to bringing patient navigation and quality cancer care to medically underserved communities. 10% of proceeds from Pink Pony products benefits the Pink Pony Fund. To view Pink Pony Product, Shop Here! For more information on the Pink Pony Fund, Click Here!
The Pandora Jewelry company supports Breast Cancer Awareness by donating 5% of the proceeds from its Komen charm and pendant purchases to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. If you are a Pandora charm and/or pendant collector and would like to purchase, Shop Here! For more information on Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Click Here!
Saks Fifth Avenue
You guys are going to LOVE this one! Throughout October, Saks Fifth Avenue will be selling its Key To The Cure t-shirt, which was deigned by Elie Tahari exclusively for Saks. 100% of the proceeds from the purchase of the t-shirt will be donated to local and national women's cancer charities. Additionally, Saks will donate 2% of sales from October 20th through October 23rd, up to $500,000, to local and national women's cancer charities. Perfect! For more information, Click Here!
Ford Motor Company Warriors in Pink
In an effort to strengthen Ford's commitment to the breast cancer cause, Warriors in Pink wear and gear display the symbols of the Warrior in the year’s most fashion-forward colors and styles. 100% of the net proceeds of Warrior in Pink purchases go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. To purchase Warriors in Pink wear and gear, Shop Here! For more information on Warriors in Pink, Click Here!
KitchenAid Cook for the Cure
Cook for the Cure is a program that gives people who love cooking a chance to help support the fight against breast cancer. To this end, KitchenAid provides a variety of kitchen appliances in various shades of pink: hand mixers, stand mixers, food processors, blenders, and choppers. In connection with the Cook fo rthe Cure program, KitchenAid will donate a minimum of $450,000 in 2011 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information and to purchase these special edition KitchenAid product, Shop Here!
In October, Estée Lauder will release its jeweled pink ribbon refillable compact to show support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Estée Lauder recognizes that breast cancer doesn't just affect women; as such, this year's compact has a blue stone to represent the 1% of men who are affected. The golden compact is filled and refillable with Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder, and is beautifully boxed with a velvety pouch.
Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the suggested retail price of its Pink Ribbon Collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. To purchase the jeweled pink ribbon compact, Shop Here!For more information on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Click Here!
Here are just a few. Be sure to check this post regularly, as I will continue to add additional campaigns as I find them. Enjoy!