Think Pink

11 Oct

In 2011, it is estimated that there will be 230,480 U.S.women who will be diagnosed with a new case of invasive breast cancer.  [1] That is roughly 631 women per day.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). NBCAM is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. [2]

So let’s think Pink!  Purchase any of the below products and help support breast cancer charities throughout October.

Item: Hanky Panky Thongs
The Goods: 10% of the proceeds from a limited edition collection designed by Anna Sui will be donated to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.
Buy It: $28; Hanky Panky
 
Item: Stella and Dot’s Pink Pave Bracelet
The Goods: 20% of sales from this pink pave crystal and hematite beads bracelet will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Buy It Now: $36 http://shop.stelladot.com/style/b2c_en_us/shop/bracelets/bracelets-all/b178rg.html

Item: Warriors in Pink Symbol Travel Mug
The Goods: 100% of net proceeds of this eco friendly mug go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Buy It Now: $18, http://shopwarriorsinpink.com/itemdetail.asp?item=WIP1040&category=accessories
 
 
 
Item: OPI Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer
The Goods: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, OPI just came out with a new nail polish color. OPI is also making a $25,000 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Buy It Now: $8.50,  http://opi.com/
 
 
Item: Carlos Falchi Clutch
Details: 100% of the proceeds for this python clutch will go to The Susan G.Komen for the Cure.
Buy it: $795 at http://carlosfalchi.com

As well as providing a platform for breast cancer charities to raise awareness of their work and of the disease, NBCAM is also a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection. The Susan G. Komen foundation says getting regular screening tests is the best way for women to lower their risk of dying from breast cancer. Screening tests can help  detect breast cancer early, which is when it’s most treatable..

For more information about screening go to http://ww5.komen.org/breastcancer/earlydetectionampscreening.html


[1] American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2011.Atlanta,GA: American Cancer Society, 2011.

2 Responses to “Think Pink”

  1. alison nakash October 11, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Think Pink is a great idea. Love all these items. Always want to support a good cause.

    Always

  2. laraine levy October 11, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    love the support to a worthwhile cause – so many women we know have been diagnosed with this disease – hopefully there iwll be a cure for everyone with breast cancer!!!!

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