Shop pink! These retailers and products support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Ready to paint the town pink?
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many retailers are honoring the month with plenty of pink products. (Not only will you look good, but you’ll be doing good, too, as a portion of proceeds will go to breast cancer research and education).
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. However, the cancer society says millions of women survive the disease because of early detection and improved treatments.
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here’s a round-up of the pink products and retailers that give back!
Pink and proud in the kitchen:
Fall is soup season. We’re already planning for delicious chilis on football Sunday and spiced autumnal squash soups to cozy up the kitchen on crisp evenings. A Smart Stick Hand Blender is great for pureeing soups (it also works great for frothing up hot cocoa). Mince your herbs and chop your veggies for soups and casseroles in the Cuisinart Compact Portable Blending/Chopping system. Cuisinart has curated a pink culinary collection to shop from, but, regardless of sales, the company is committed to making a yearly $32,500 donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Smart Stick Hand Blender, $37.99 (plus Cash Back), Kohls.com
Pretty in pink blush:
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics bills this pink-shaded blush “pretty with a purpose.” Give your cheeks a pop of pink with this silky powder blush in “peony.” It’s embossed with a breast cancer awareness ribbon and includes a mini face blender brush with a pink handle. When you purchase this limited edition set, Bobbi Brown will donate $12 from each sale to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Bobbi Brown Peony Set, $50 (plus Cash Back), Bobbibrowncosmetics.com
Power in Pink workout gear:
Perfect for the athletic types and those participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Under Armour “Power in Pink” collection is full of workout essentials. You can find the collection at Nordstrom. Under Armour pledges to make a donation to breast-cancer charities for each item sold in its Power in Pink collection. Our pick: A gray-and-pink T-shirt with “Go! Fight! Cure!” emblazoned on it. You’ll also find hair ties and a workout beanie in the collection. Under Armour Power in Pink ‘Go, Fight, Cure’ Tee, $29.99 (plus Cash Back), Nordstrom.com
Curls for a cure:
Got curly-haired kiddos? Ouidad, “the curl experts,” makes an exclusive Krly Kids line of shampoo, conditioner and spray gel that will take the tears and tangles out of caring for your kids’ curly locks. Year-round, Ouidad donates $1 from every Krly Kids purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Amino acids and proteins in the curl shampoo leaves hair nourished, and tangle-free. The collection’s conditioner gently loosens even the most difficult tangles. And, a pump-and-go spray is made of wheat proteins and polymers to calm kids’ curls, making them easier to style. Krly Kids No Time for Tears Shampoo, $15 (plus Cash Back), Ouidad.com