As Janice mentioned yesterday, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Erica and Nicole teamed up today to bring you fashion and beauty products that benefit breast cancer charities. -- AP
That’s right, Anastasia. Thousands of companies produce pink products this time each year, and either a percentage or all of the proceeds from their sales go to helping find a cure for breast cancer. Here are a few of our favorites for this year.
Ford Motor Co. offers Warriors in Pink apparel and accessories at fordcares.com. We especially liked their Warrior Getaway Tote, a steal at $20. There are three dozen chic and stylish items to choose from, and the best part is that 100% of the proceeds from the sales go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Another fashion fave of ours is the Fergie Footwear Hope pump. The shoes are $45 and can be purchased at QVC beginning Oct. 15 th. 100% of the net proceeds will go to cancer research.
Skechers will donate $10 to breast cancer research for each pair of their limited-edition Shape-up Awareness shoes ($110) purchased.
Opi Nail Lacquer has a Pink of Hearts shade ($8.50) for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is donating $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Half a million dollars from sales of the Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
100% of the net proceeds from the sale of Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Collection Organic Tote ($10) will go to the Pink Pony Fund of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation.
Some of the other companies offering limited edition fashion and beauty products with proceeds going to support breast cancer research this month are Lacoste, TOCS, Sephora, Dyanne Belle, Needham Lane, Tweezerman, Shiseido, Philosophy, and Avon. Look for them and many more as you shop this month to be part of the cure.
Thanks, Erica and Nicole! Isn’t it great when you can treat yourself and help fight breast cancer at the same time? Remember to post a comment to the blog this week, and you're automatically entered in a drawing for a free book from our Book Club Friday guest author. -- AP