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You knew it was coming — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a health campaign organized by major charities every October to increase awareness of breast cancer and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure as well offer information and support to those affected by it. Throughout this month, there are numerous events and an influx of pink products, ribbons and landmarks to increase attention and support for this cause.
The American Cancer Society reports that every two minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. This statistic drives home the point that more needs to be done to increase awareness and help suppor
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Breast cancer affects us all. According to the American Cancer Society, in the U.S. this year alone, approximately 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed, and about 40,000 women will die from breast cancer. It’s the second leading cause of cancer death in women (exceeded only by lung cancer) and the chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 36.
These alarming numbers are a big reason why so many products are attached to a BCA cause right now. Here are 10 fabulous, feel-good products that make it easy to shop for the cure:
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream ($189) -- This award-winning, powerhouse anti-ager combines marine ingredients with cutting-edge science for clinically proven wrinkle reduction and increased hydration, plus it provides a progressive lifting effect through increased collagen support. Your skin will be softer, smoother, firmer, and lifted. $16,000 of proceeds from the sales of this best-seller will go to Breast Cancer Care to offer support and information to anyone affected.
eos Breast Cancer Awareness Collection ($8) -- Pucker up! This set boasts Strawberry Sorbet Smooth Stick lip balm, Pomegranate Raspberry Smooth Sphere lip balm, and Berry Blossom hand lotion. A portion of proceeds will benefit breast cancer research.
C.O. Bigelow Freesia Candle ($42) -- Set the mood with this beautifully scented candle, inspired by one of the brand's most popular floral blend perfume oils. 10% of all sales will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), a leading organization which fights breast cancer by advancing promising research around the globe.
Tweezerman 2014 Precision in Pink Slant Tweezer ($22) -- Keep your brows in line with this iconic beauty tool. $2.00 will be donated to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure© and the CEW Cancer and Careers organizations, among other charities throughout the country.
AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream ($23) -- Apply this product, and your hands will thank you for this extremely rich, nourishing cream that instantly soothes and protects chapped, dry skin -- with no greasy residue. 10% of all proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in support of their mission to save lives through early detection, and to provide mammograms for those in need.
Nailtini for Beauty Bar Lacquer Cabinet Collection ($25) -- This set features a curated collection of Pink Pussycat, Pink Fix, and Pink Pillow nail lacquers to be worn straight, layered, or custom-mixed. $2 from each box sold will benefit the Basser Research Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sterling Forever Pink Flower Crystal Earrings ($16) -- Pair these sparklers with just about anything to instantly upgrade your look. 25% of all proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Lisa Hoffman Crystal Rose Pearl Bracelet ($85) -- You don't need an excuse to don this rose gold, heart locket, pearl jewelry that slowly diffuses your fragrance of choice. Each bracelet comes with your pick of Lisa Hoffman's perfume refill beads. 100% of profits will benefit the National Breast Cancer Coalition.
José Eber Hair Tools ($50 - $140) -- Boasting superior designs and advanced features, you'll get professional, salon quality results in the convenience of your own home. For every pink José Eber product sold during the month of October, $2 will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. For all other José Eber hair tools, $1 will be donated to the cause.
ghd Pink Diamond Set ($199) -- How should you wear your hair today? The pink diamond 1” professional styler features advanced ceramic heaters and contoured plates for the perfect curls, waves or straight style, and a matching pink paddle brush for detangling and smoothing. 10% of sales from the set will be donated to Ridin’ To A Cure, which benefits Rock River Cancer Research Foundation, a leading cancer research facility that funds innovative cancer research and improving treatment methods for cancer patients.
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