pinktober = shopping for breast cancer research

October is breast care awareness month…as you all probably already know by the bright shades of pink that are everywhere.  It’s hard to miss and that’s a good thing.  So many of the leading retailers make it so easy for you to donate to breast cancer research by creating special items and products in limited edition and in pink.  It’s almost impossible not to donate to this great cause.

Here’s my Top Ten Faves.  What are you waiting for, start shopping and donate to this amazing cause!


This lightweight ultra-comfortable t-shirt features the iconic Fashion Targets Breast Cancer logo on the right side with text circle the back half of the logo reading: Council of Fashion Designers of America / Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.
All proceeds from the t-shirt will be donated to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.
Be armed to spread empowerment and awareness each time you wear this bracelet.
50% of the proceeds of each bracelet sold will go to Young Survival Coalition (YSC), which creates a community of support for young women battling breast cancer.
15% of the retail price of the Over the Moon Cd, 10% of the retail price of the book and 15% of the retail price of the e-book will be donated to YSC.


Sonia Kashuk Makeup Brush Set

Breast cancer survivor, Sonia Kashuk’s Proudly Pink Five-Piece Purse Brush Set, $15.99, will be around all year donating 15% of the purchase price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).


Panera Bread Pink Ribbon Bagel

It’s Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign time at Panera and for the remainder of October, this popular bakery will donate ten cents of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold to various breast cancer research charities.

The Pink Ribbon Bagel has a pink tinge and is made with cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar…yum!


Clinique Moisturizer

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, each year Clinique offers a special, limited-edition bottle of its bestselling, cult classic Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. This year, the iconic Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion bottle is adorned with a Clinique key ring with a “C” shaped charm on one side and a convenient mirror on the other.

Also included on the key ring is a mini Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and pink ribbon charm set.  It retails for  $36 and $10 from each purchase will be donated  to the BCRF.


Tory Burch Phone Case

For the month of October, Tory Burch is proud to partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and created this exclusive style to support the cause. Their durable hardshell iPhone 4/4S case ($48), in a graphic pink needlepoint print, is a stylish and sturdy way to protect your phone on the go.

This accessory makes a great gift, while helping a great initiative. Tory Burch is donating 15% of the purchase of this item to the BCRF up to a maximum donation of $15,000.


Origins Keychain Hand Treatments

Throughout the month of October, Origins will donate $3.50 from every purchase of this Limited Edition Make A Difference Skin rejuvenating hand treatment & Peace of Mind On-the-spot relief duo ($17) to the BCRF dedicated to preventing breast cancer in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide.


Giuiliana Rancic for Loft Necklace

Here’s a necklace that looks good and feels good. Fellow fashionista and breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic to helps unite women in the fight against breast cancer.

She designed this stunning rhinestone-studded necklace ($70) that represents women coming together to help fund research to find a cure. 25% of full-price purchases of the necklace will go directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


OPI Nail Polish

This nail polish duo pack ($15) is designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and support.

In 2012, OPI will donate $25,000  in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. OPI will also donate $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.



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