“The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less 1 in 8”-This is the most recent figure from the American Cancer Society Website. October 1st marks the start of breast cancer awareness month. This heartbreaking disease is so common, these days it’s rare not to know someone affected. I’ve lost two family members including my maternal grandmother to breast cancer, but I also have many friends and loved ones whom I can proudly call survivors.
A positive message that’s been spread over the last decade is that this disease is not to be ignored. Numerous companies have banded together with cancer research organizations to raise money for the cause. Susan G. Komen For the Cure is a wildly successful foundation that teams up with so many of our favorite brands, especially in October. This is a great opportunity to shop for a cause. So pull out all the pink in your closet this month, wear it proud, and support the bosoms! I compiled a list of just a few of the great deals currently going on that I can’t wait to take advantage of.
Forever 21 has a line in stores and online now that takes a 10% of your total purchase and donates to Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Make sure you’re in the section marked “Breast Cancer Awareness” as only these items will go towards your donation. They have an adorable salmon trench that I’ve had my eye on!
Fergie, being the fashion lover that she is, also has a “Womens Awareness” shoe in her line. Not your traditional Breast Cancer pink, Fergie created her own version with these hot pink glittered peep toes. This heel definitely makes a statement that is sure to live up to it’s name and raise awareness!
OPI has a gorgeous shade of pink in their new “Shatter” collection. These fun colors add texture to your mani in the form of a cracked two-toned look. Grab the polish in pink and the proceeds benefit cancer research!
Target‘s Sonia Kashuk line of makeup created a glam eye shadow trio with a base, crease, and liner color in shimmery pink shades. Target will donate 15 % of the purchase price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, as well as offer you free shipping on orders of qualifying products of $50 or more. The shadow pallet is only online so be sure to log in to get yours!
Instyle Magazine featured a whole article of fashion and beauty products that give back. My favorite was the Line & Dot Silk Chiffon Tank. The best part about this flattering jewel toned tank is that a whopping 25% of the profits support Susan G. Komen For the Cure.