Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women so, chances are, you know someone who has been affected by it. Both of my grandmothers had it so I'm always on the lookout for ways to help fund research beyond traditional donations.
The entire month of October is dedicated to raising awareness and encouraging women to do self-checks or schedule their mammograms. After all, early detection is paramount. Which means this month is a time that many companies and organizations work together to raise funds for breast cancer research. If you're already planning on shopping (or getting a head start on your holiday list) this is a great way to give back.
Here are our favorite products that are donating percentages of proceeds directly to research throughout Breast Cancer Awareness month:
This month, everyone's cult-favorite bra brand has teamed up with Kit Undergarments to create a collab that benefits the Women's Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For each October purchase from their #KitstoKickCancer collection they'll donate 15%. Choose from everyday basics to washable silk sets like this one because who can't use a little bit of luxury these days?
Supporting a worthy cause never tasted so good. Eastern Standard Provisions, the Boston-based company that makes the best soft pretzels ever put together a very special collection of party-ready goodies complete with strawberry pink sugar (and chunky salt of course). For every Breast Cancer Awareness Box sold, $10 will go directly to the American Cancer Society.
Making the switch to natural deodorant was one of the best decisions I've made—and Primally Pure is my favorite (no leftover residue or weird smells). Throughout the month of October, one of Primally Pure's bestselling products will give 50% of proceeds to Lipstick Angels.
Shimmery and nourishing, this lip gloss from Jane Iredale contains hyaluronic acid to keep lips perfectly plump and hydrated. What's even more nourishing, 100% of profits support women undergoing cancer treatment in partnership with Look Good Feel Better.
Handmade and produced sustainably in workshops in developing countries, With Love Darling's jewelry is jewelry with a purpose. Each piece in their collection is made with the intention of making the world a better place, from the jobs they provide to the charities they support. This sweetly delicate beaded bracelet with its tiny 14K gold plated heart is part of the Power of Pink Collection of which 100% of net proceeds will be donated to City of Hope throughout October.
Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Memory Gel Sleep Mask
Who doesn't need a dose of self care? Pamper yourself as you catch some zz's with this ultra-hydrating prickly pear + Vitamin E sleep mask. As part of Erno Laszlo's campaign with The Pink Agenda to raise $250,000 over the course of the next year, they'll be donating 100 percent of the sale price of every unit sold to the cause–and not just this month. They'll continue to donate 20 percent of total sales of the Hydra-Therapy Memory Gel Sleep Mask through October 2022.
Healthcare workers have been through the ringer the past couple years. If you've got one in your life, treat them to the comfiest sneakers around. (They deserve a bit of pampering and these are far cheaper and longer lasting than an all expenses paid trip to a tropical island.) From now until the end of the year, Clove is partnering with The Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation fellowship program and will donate a percentage of sales to the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation's Breast Surgery fellows, supporting specialized training in the detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Time to stock up your bar cart? Same. This kit comes with all the tasty accoutrements to create your new favorite signature cocktail the Citrus Paradisi. In turn, Shaker & Spoon will donate $30 from sales of each kit to The Pink Agenda, a nonprofit organization committed to raising money for breast cancer research and care, as well as awareness of the disease among young professionals.
SheWarrior X City of Hope Flower Power Leggings
You can't wear plain black leggings all the time. (I mean you can, but bo-ring!) The capsule Flower Power Collection from SheWarrior X City of Hope includes all the workout wardrobe must-haves in the most gorgeous flower motif. But what's most important, 30% of proceeds will be donated to City of Hope for Breast Cancer Research throughout October.
A classic pullover that's so soft you could sleep in it. All year long (not just in October!) for each LOVE Collection item sold, they'll donate up to $50 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Hello, treat yourself—or your bestie—gift. With every purchase in their Yellow for Pink collection, 20% benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation research grant.
Founded by Dr. Ervina Wu, a licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dermatologist, and breast cancer survivor, Yina is on a mission is to demystify and enliven Chinese Medicine with a gorgeous collection of sustainable skincare. Throughout the month of October they're donating 10% of their proceeds to Charlotte Maxwell, an integrative cancer care and supportive services center for underserved women living with cancer in the Bay Area. Every product is just divine, but we're partial to this nourishing décolletage treatment that uses potent Chinese botanical oils and butters to promote circulation and keep skin firm and radiant.
Peloton's Breast Cancer Awareness Collection will donate 20% of the purchase price from each item to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, up to $30,000. Shop from leggings, tank top, sports bra, sneakers and this totally cozy long sleeve.
Everyone needs a go-to fall lip and these look fabulous on all skin tones. As part of the Estée Lauder Companies' Breast Cancer Campaign, Bobbi Brown will donate a portion of each purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, up to $110,000.
Save money and help fund life-saving research with Kindred Bravely's cozy nursing bundle that's perfect for new mamas. The limited-time set includes a set of supremely soft bamboo jammies, their classic nursing bra, maternity undies, comfy slippers and a lingere bag for washing. 10% of proceeds from each will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Functional art that gives back? Yes please. ArtSugarX Rae of Light's luxe acrylic clutch makes a colorful and fun addition to your next night out. Best of all, with each purchase they'll make a donation to BCRF.
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