Friday, October 10, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: make Sure Your Contributions Count

Upon reading a post by Beauty Tyrant, I was shocked, and frankly, disgusted, to learn that even though a product is packaged to represent breast cancer support, that's not always the case. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are many companies donating proceeds to the cause, but unfortunately there are some that are not. Make sure you verify that whatever you buy is actually benefiting breast cancer in some way (whether it is preventative methods, care for those affected, help for survivors, etc.). 

Because there has been a lot of attention regarding cosmetics companies "going pink," I want to highlight other options. Here are some items for sale on The Breast Cancer Site, all of which are under $10 and will fund 1% of the fee for a mammogram:


I don't know about you, but I'm about to purchase that scarf right now because it's so cute!

While on the site, look for the pink button. Each time you click on it, it helps to fund mammograms. Add the page to your bookmarks and click on it everyday this month, it'll help others more than you may ever know.

Photos courtesy of: The Breast Cancer Site

1 comment:

Angela said...

there are lots of great causes this month to support fellow savvy gals.