12 Products to Shop That Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Diagnosis
I got the call on a Monday. On August 1, 2016, it was a beautiful, sunny morning. I was in a business meeting with my faithful Shiba Inu sleeping by my feet. The radiologist told me the results of my biopsy were positive and…. I couldn’t tell you what she said after that. Her voice drifted into the background of my head, similar to the voices of adults in classic Charlie Brown television specials: “Wa wa wa….”
Breast Cancer Survivor
As we enter October and Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s impossible for me not to reflect on that day. It’s true what they say—that life literally changes in a second. It did for me. Given that one in eight women in this country will develop breast cancer at some point in her life, we all know someone who has had breast cancer. But you never expect to be one of the eight. I had unwillingly been initiated into an exclusive club of survivors. And to add insult to injury, at the time, I hated the color pink!
The good news is, I believe in the power of positive thinking. After going through a bilateral mastectomy followed by the months-long process of reconstructive surgery, I’m clean and healthy. Through the entire ordeal, I learned a lot about myself, what my real priorities are, who my true friends are, and what it means to be loved. My healthcare providers are no longer my doctors, but my heroes and my friends (yes you, Dr. Steven Silvers!).
Breast Cancer Awareness Products
This post is dedicated to all of my fellow, beautiful survivors. Each and every one of you have gone through your own personal battle. Whether that battle is long or short, my hope is that you came out on the other side feeling stronger and more empowered than before.
For those of you who want to do your part, below, I’ve shared 12 products to shop that support Breast Cancer Awareness month. If you’re searching for a way to make a contribution to help the strong women affected by breast cancer this October, scooping up a few of these charitable picks is a great place to start.
If you’d like to donate directly to an organization, here are a few of my recommendations:
If you feel comfortable sharing your survival story, I thank you in advance for commenting below. You never know who you might inspire!
Look for my new posts coming THIS WEEK on redefining your style after breast cancer and some helpful tips on taking care of your skin.
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GHD Limited Edition Flat Iron
Marking its 17th year of supporting breast cancer charities worldwide, GDH will be donating $10 of every purchase from their limited-edition rose-pink collection to Keep A Breast Foundation, raising awareness of the importance of self-checking.
This limited-edition set features a 9-shade eyeshadow palette, best-selling blending brush, and hydrating liquid lipstick, all in travel-friendly sizes. Through the month of October, 20% of proceeds from the sale of the Pretty in Pink set will go directly to The Pink Fund.
Estee Lauder has been a long-time supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with beautiful products, and this limited-edition self-care set is no different. 100% of the purchase price goes to supporting The Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign.
This elegant scent features notes of Lily of the Valley, Moroccan Jasmine and Sandalwood. Donna Karan Cosmetics will donate 100% of the retail price from the sale of this product to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
100% of their October proceeds from the sale of this clean face serum will be donated to The Breasties, an organization dedicated to supporting those affected by breast and reproductive cancers through makeovers and cosmetic education.
Effortlessly glide over skin during monthly breast self-examinations with this butter whipped with five exotic oils and botanical extracts. 100% of retail sales benefit The Pink Fund, an organization providing financial support to help meet basic needs.
The iconic moisturizer comes in a limited-edition pink bottle with a ribbon keychain. Clinique will donate $10 from the purchase price of Great Skin, Great Cause to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Amit is a loyal subscriber turned contributor from Miami, where she founded and edited an award-winning lifestyle magazine for over 20 years. The loves of her life are her husband and their two fiercely independent and creative kids. She has been known, however, to proclaim that her favorite child is their Shiba Inu, Zac.
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