15 Items Boosting Breast Cancer Research

  • Shopping to Support Cancer

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to do your part in combating the disease that claims the lives of over 40,000 American women (and some men) every year. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year in the U.S. Companies around the country are making it easy for you by creating exclusive goods for the cause, or donating a portion of the proceeds from a variety of goods to breast cancer awareness and research.  Now is the perfect time to treat yourself, or to do some early holiday shopping, all in the name of public health. Photo credit: sunsets_for_you
    Carousel Cakes
  • Carousel Cakes

    Carousel Cakes, the bakery that makes delectable treats for major New York City hot spots such as Zabar's and Katz's Delicatessen, introduced the delicious Pink Velvet Cake (I’ve sampled this cake and it is SO tasty) to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Every sale of the cake, which is available for delivery nationwide, will generate a $2 donation to the foundation. $41.95 Order here
    Hungry Howie's Pizza
  • Hungry Howie's Pizza

    Hungry Howie’s Pizza, with approximately 575 locations in 24 states, joins the fight against breast cancer by donating a portion of every pizza purchase to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Customers will also have the option to add an extra $1 donation, and will receive a pink Love, Hope & Pizza magnet as a token of appreciation. Howie’s raised $100,000 for the foundation last year and they guarantee to raise at least that amount this year—with hopes of doubling it.
    Borracha Wines
  • Borracha Wines

    Fighting breast cancer, one bottle at a time. Throughout October, Borracha will be donating $2 for every sale of the $25 "CHEERS TO A CURE" set, which includes a limited edition Syrah blend paired with the line’s signature Wine Wipes (which clean red wine stains from your teeth), to the Breast Cancer Care Program at Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, Calif. The Borracha "CHEERS TO A CURE" blend (78% Syrah and 22% Zinfandel) is produced and bottled by Ranchero Cellars in Paso Robles, Calif. $25 Order here
    VMV Hypoallergenics
  • VMV Hypoallergenics

    This month, VMV Hypoallergenics will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation from the sale of select makeup in pink shades and products VMV has found to be particularly helpful to cancer patients, including: Know-It-Oil, The Big Brave Boo Boo Balm and Armada Post-Procedure Barrier Cream 50+. Prices Vary. Order here
  • Pomega5

    Biodynamic and organic skincare line Pomega5 will be donating 10% of proceeds from sales of ALL Pomega5 products during October and November to the California-based To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation. The Pomega5 products feature potent natural ingredients like pomegranate seed oil/CLnA, which has been shown to stimulate cell production and promote regeneration of the epidermis. Multiple studies demonstrate the efficacy of pomegranate seed oil in treating multiple diseases, including breast, prostate and skin cancer. Prices vary. Order here
    Crater Lake
  • Crater Lake

    Crater Lake Company’s Glisten Up! Hair & Body Gloss not only gives you shiny hair and infuses your skin with moisture, it also makes self-breast exams easy and comfortable (doctors recommend using an emollient product when performing a self breast exam). BreastCancer.org will receive 20% of profits from the sale of Glisten Up!, available in several scents. $13.95 Order here
    Mamma Mio
  • Mamma Mio

    Mama Mio has committed to a three-year fundraising partnership with Look Good... Feel Better, an organization for women with cancer. Mama Mio will donate $1 for each Boob Tube and limited edition Boob Tube with Magic Shimmer sold. Their Boob Tube Bust & Neck Firmer is anti-oxidant and Omega-rich, and gives you a lushness that will take years off your neck and chest. Celebrity fans include Jessica Alba, Padma Lakshmi and Christina Aguilera. Boob Tube Bust & Neck Firmer $45.00; Boob Tube with Magic Shimmer $30.00 Order here
  • Youngblood

    Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics joins the fight against breast cancer with a new limited edition lip gloss, Pink Hope. Pink Hope is a delicate, glistening pink with conditioning botanicals and vitamin E to moisturize, hydrate and protect your lips. Youngblood’s founder and President, Pauline Youngblood Soli, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and underwent surgery and radiation treatments. Happily, she is now cancer-free.  “Now, more than ever, I’m careful not just about what I put in my body, but what I put on my body,” Pauline explained. “Just like all of our products, Pink Hope is safe, natural and paraben-free. With approximately one in eight women being diagnosed with breast cancer, Pink Hope is symbolic of my wish for a cure.” Youngblood will donate a portion of all sales of its Pink Hope Lip Gloss to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. $21 Order here For another gorgeous gloss option, try Smashbox Limitless Long Wearing Lip Gloss in Forever. It’s a super glossy, softly shimmering pink with SPF 15. All proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $21 Order here
    Sonia Kashuk
  • Sonia Kashuk

    Professional makeup artist Sonia Kashuk and retailer Target have partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the fourth year in a row to create an exclusive, limited edition collection of beauty tools and makeup. The assortment of seven products is available from August 22 through October 24, with 15% of the purchase price to benefit the BCRF. Sonia Kashuk realized early on that makeup empowers, inspires and motivates. Because of her own experience with breast cancer, it is Sonia Kashuk’s mission to share her wisdom and to help women discover their true inner and outer beauty. $5.99-$21.99 Order here
  • Conair

    Conair is also partnering with the BCRF around its Power of Pink collection of hair tools, which includes flat irons, hair dryers, curlers...the list goes on! A portion of the proceeds from this collection will go to the foundation, and Conair has committed to a minimum contribution of $100,000. Prices vary. Order here L.A. Looks has made a similar commitment. They will be donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of their 20-oz. bottle of L.A. Looks Gel, with a minimum of $100,000 going to the Breast Cancer Network of Strength.
    Raquel Welch/HairUWear
  • Raquel Welch/HairUWear

    Every year since 2003, HairUWear and style icon Raquel Welch donate approximately $1 million worth of wigs from the Raquel Welch Wig Collection to the American Cancer Society. The wigs are distributed to cancer patients nationwide via wig banks operated by the American Cancer Society. By donating wigs to those stricken with cancer, HairUWear helps patients feel less like patients and more like people. Prices vary. Order here
  • Rebagz

    The super popular Rebagz Nipple bags are covered with adorable polka dots and are available in several styles including wristlets, shoulder bags and doctor bag. All year round, the company will donate 10% of retail sales of Nipple Bags to the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Prices vary. Order here
    Angel Eyewear
  • Angel Eyewear

    Angel Eyewear has just released their special edition “Pink Hope Wonder” sunglasses and will be donating $5 for every pair sold to the Keep-A-Breast Foundation, an organization that focuses on youth awareness of prevention and screening methods.  The “Pink Hope Wonder” design is both sophisticated and feminine, with a classical frame design and Roman-inspired temple detailing. $85 Order here
  • QVC

    On Friday, October 15th from 7-10 p.m. EST, QVC will present the 17th annual Braza
  • Braza

    Braza, the fashion accessories brand known for “supporting women in all the right places,” is donating 10% of the wholesale price from the sale of their new Flash Tape Mini to organizations that support Breast Cancer Awareness. Flash Tape Mini is a body/clothing fashion tape that can be used to hold clothing in place, close unwanted gaps in blouses, repair hems and even hold up socks. Each dispenser also includes a pink enamel ribbon charm on a chain, as well as a tag indicating websites to visit for information on breast cancer. $7.00 Order here
  • Dressbarn

    Throughout October, Dressbarn will sell their huggable stuffed dog, Skye, complete with a pink scarf and awareness ribbon on her lower left paw. It will retail for just $5, with $2 of every purchase to benefit the American Cancer Society. To-date, Dressbarn has donated more than $6.5 million to the American Cancer Society. $5 Order here Photo credit: Fuzzy Gerdes
    Rosie Pink
  • Rosie Pink

    The Rosie Pink Package was created by stage 4-breast cancer survivor Kim Bloom to help mothers and their children deal with the difficulties of breast cancer treatment. The package includes a plush hippo stuffed with lavender and wheat, a journal, CD and other goodies, with the site serving as a place for mothers with breast cancer to share their stories, experiences and emotions. Proceeds go to providing Rosie Pink Packages to low-income mothers fighting breast cancer, with products for both mother and child. $99 Rosie Pink Package; $49 Mini Pink Package Order here
    Dalla Nonna
  • Dalla Nonna

    Dalla Nonna, the line behind the original calendar necklace and bracelet, is supporting breast cancer awareness and prevention efforts by donating 10% of proceeds from the sales of their pink calendar bracelet to Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Actress Gabrielle Union (pictured), an advocate for breast cancer awareness, wore a pink calendar bracelet by Dalla Nonna to the Susan G. Komen New York City Race for the Cure. $125 Order here
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