October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
As a cause I always hold so close and dear to my heart since my Grandmother was diagnosed and fought for over 20 years, I urge all those that are able to help…please do so.
You can help by shopping, donating, spreading the word, volunteering, and even getting the proper tests or exams for yourself.
I’ve compiled a list of very import sites that are helping to kick breast cancer in the ass! Included in the list below are several stores that will donate a percentage of their sales from their special Breast Cancer Awareness Month items directly to specific organizations.
( 🙂 this post is in all pink of course so be sure to click links that are BOLD 🙂 )
Torrid will donate 15% of marked items purchased from their “Breast Cancer Awareness Collection” to National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.
Lane Bryant will donate 10% of items purchased from their “Cause Collection” to the American Cancer Society.
And of course there are other ways to help raise awareness including donating directly to non-profit breast cancer awareness and research foundations, as well as the American Cancer Society. This also ensures your money goes directly to the foundations that need it most. Listed below are the Avon Foundation (Breast Cancer Crusade, Susan G. Komen and Karmanos Institute here in Michigan.
Avon Foundation for Women: Breast Cancer Crusade
Susan G. Komen
American Cancer Society: Fighting Breast Cancer
Karmanos Cancer Institute
In related information, be sure when you are purchasing PINK items, those PINK items and company are actually giving a percentage of that sale to a reputable cancer research or awareness organization. Don’t just buy PINK without knowing you’re giving your hard earned money to a cause.
For more information on donating/spending head over to Think Before You Pink, an organization fighting and giving important tidbits about companies who don’t donate a percentage at all or those companies who sell cancer causing products.
FYI: you’re going to learn A LOT!