Shop for a Cause : Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. You can show your support by buying pink products that benefit BCA charities but make sure you do so carefully since not all pink products are created equal. Some products are merely branded pink and don't actually make any type of contribution towards the cause or if they do, it may not be as much as you think. While it's admirable for companies to raise awareness and make any type of donation to help fight breast cancer, I wanted to specifically spotlight products in which at least 50% or more of the proceeds from the sales will actually go to benefit BCA charities. My buddy Kim also did a relevant post about this topic last week. 

Check out the infographic below for some staggering statistics and advice on how to lower your risk of developing breast cancer. It was created by Julep in partnership with The Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation.




Breast Cancer Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness Infographic

38 comments

Emmylou said...

It's great when companies do this for BCA. More companies should really be doing 50% or more. Those Puma shorts are too cute, and 100% goes to BCA! Can't get any better than that!

Angel Feliciano said...

it is always nice to shop for a good cause and even better that more and more companies are joining in to help out!

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Such great gifts and for a great cause, let's hope one day there will be a cure!! Awareness is key! Have a great week doll xx

Ozden Ozdogan said...

That is amazing you do something like this.Thanks for sharing girl!
Love the choices and wow some of them donates %100 of the money.That's amazing.

Jackie Harrison said...

This is great to bring awareness to all I do purchase something pink every year.
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Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

It's so wonderful that so many companies participate in this. I'm glad you listed all these products!

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena, is an important topic and is a shame some products are branded pink but dont make any type of contribution. The items you shared are even so pretty, the Eos balm and the bow bracelets are my fav. Have a lovely week ahead my dear, kisses! xo

Jane said...

great post! thanks for sharing and especially how your contribution can go a long way. i know i always research that too - i always tend to give to places that have 100% of the proceeds go to the cause.

Adam said...

I bet most men don't realize they can get it too

By Ana León said...

Great post & great products to buy for a great cause! love the pink top, beautiful!

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thanks for sharing and that is a great infographic Rowena! I love the Derlect color and that 100% of proceeds go to charity!


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Birdie Liau said...

This is such a inspiring topics and I'll definitely keep my eyes out for it (: x

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Corina Nika said...

Love these. Such a great items and for such a good cause!

Sam said...

The stats are shocking! I think each of us know of someone (whether close or not), who has suffered from breast cancer and its so important to support the cause. You have picked out some great items, the palettes are pretty and that bracelet is stunning.

Kim Alston said...

The statistics for breast cancer are still so staggering. It's amazing and so sad. It's important that research continues and preventive care continue. Great items Rowena! I'm so glad companies are contributing more and thanks for the shout out. Have a great week.
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A BRIT GREEK said...

Loving the picks darling and for such a great cause. It's pretty shocking those stats, although it's not much better here either, with rising cases for women under 50. Thank God for such support & continuous research. I just hope when they do create something, that it'll be available for everyone... and that it's not ridiculously priced.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Thanks so much for sharing this post and all the proceeds. All the items are so cute and it's great that it's all for an amazing cause.

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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

I am very passionate about this subject because, as I leant during my studies, a lot of cancers can be reversed even before they develop just by certain diet and lifestyle changes. I've written about them back in 2011 and always admire companies who make an effort to change something (as long as those companies don't add parabens and aluminium to their products)

xxx

Sylvia @ WorldTasting said...

It is good to raise the awareness. I love that you mention that not all pink products are necessarily related to the campaign, it seems like people often miss this fact.

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Nicky mywishstyle said...

Rowena, this is real a good post and for a good cause!
Have a good evening!

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

You got some really great picks for such a great cause! I love supporting companies that do good! And I love EOS lip balms! :) xo

Milex said...

Beautiful!!

N@NY said...

Great products for a great cause , thanks for ur comment ,

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Alicia Mackin said...

What a great post you really did round up some wonderful products where a good percentage goes to research good job!!

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Diva In Me said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. I agree with you on the contribution of sales which should be higher than 50%.

trishie said...

Lovely selections. So great that 50% of the sales go to breast cancer research.

Leslie said...

So pretty Rowena .. and such a good cause. Thanks for sharing!

Marcela Gmd said...

Very nice!!! great cause!!
Have a good week, dear Rowena!!! my g+ and like for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Emma Henderson said...

Obviously anything that helps breast cancer charities is a great cause but I like that you have highlighted how some companies just jump on the bandwagon. Personally I think I will make a little donation directly this year instead of buying pink xo

jeanine said...

I like the pink shorts a lot and the bow bracelet is cute. I always shake my head at the companies {cosmetics mostly} with breast cancer awareness products that use ingredients thought to cause breast cancer. It doesn't make sense.

Jo said...

I like it when companies join in the fight for good causes and yes, it would be good to know that more of their proceeds go to the actual funding for research or any ways to help the cause. I'm liking the t shirt and shorts combi. We don't really have very huge campaign and awareness here in my country when it comes to the commercial sector or probably I haven't really been out to the malls much to this month to know. Thank you for sharing.

CQUEK said...

thanks for sharing

Helen Blas said...

Everything's pink! I love it when companies support breast cancer awareness. We get to shop and also help out for a good cause.

Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

Thank you soo much for this post and your support for Breast Cancer Awareness month! It's such a great campaign to increase awareness of this disease! I'm going to go through your entire list and see what I can get to help! ;)

Classiq said...

Thank you for this thoughtful blog post, Rowena.

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