Shop for the Cure: 7 Ways to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month, and there are many ways to support this great cause by doing something you already love to do…shop! During this month, there are many product manufacturers who have promised to donate a portion of their proceeds toward breast cancer foundations. Here are just a few of our favorites!

Chances are you haven’t bought your 2014 calendar yet. You can go local this year with Beyond Boobs! 2014—A Calendar to Live By. This 12-month calendar features local breast cancer survivors, health tips and inspiration. Calendars are available for $20 at

Brush for the cure! Supersmile will be donating 20% of PINK 45˚ Angled Toothbrush sales during the month of October to the SHARE Breast Cancer Charity. The 45˚ Angled Toothbrush combines sleek design with superior function and clever utility, assuring fool-proof brushing and is the only toothbrush that is designed to stand upright which is essential for hygienic drying. The toothbrush is available for $9 at and local retailers.

Wear your heart on your sleeve with wearLove’s Special-Edition Hot Pink Cross-Over V-Neck. The company is giving 20% of each shirt sold during the month of October to the Ellie Fund, a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization that fights breast cancer by easing its effects on patients and families. wearLove is continuously amazed to see how two words on a T-shirt: ‘wear love” can help people see themselves and others in a different light. T-shirts are available for $25 on

Think pink when you drink! From Oct. 1–31, Sparkling ICE will donate one cent per bottle of Pink Grapefruit Sparkling ICE to help find a cure for breast cancer. By working closely with each community, Sparkling ICE allows them to directly select the charity right in their region that they would most likely to offer to donations to. So the next time you enjoy a Sparkling ICE beverage, filled with mountain spring water, vitamins, antioxidants and natural fruit juices, you’ll be quenching your thirst and supporting the cause! Sparkling ICE can be found at local retailers for $1.19–$1.29.

You could probably use some new makeup brushes, and while you’re at it, make ‘em pink! When you buy this Proudly Pink Five-Piece Purse Brush Set, 15% of your purchase will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Sonia Kashuk, breast cancer survivor and beauty entrepreneur says she realized early on that makeup empowers, inspires and motivates women. Her passion and talent has established her as one of the industry’s leading beauty educators, and because of her own experience with breast cancer, it is her mission to share her wisdom with women to help discover their true inner and outer beauty. This brush set is available for $15.99 at Target.

Perhaps you’re not sure quite what you want to buy, but you know you want to support the cause. Shop at TEXTURE in Ghent through Oct. 31, and for every purchase made, they’ll make a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through their campaign, “Breast Cancer is a Witch.” Come by the store, start your holiday shopping early, and join TEXTURE in the fight against breast cancer by shopping for the cure!

Have you noticed your friends painting their pinkie nails pink this month? It’s not just a trend; they’re supporting breast cancer research, and you can, too! Purchase a bottle of Pinkie Pink Nail Polish from Sephora, and for every bottle sold, $1 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Campaign. Formulated with the latest technologies, this polish creates a full-coverage, long-lasting glitter finish. This polish is available for $9.50 at Sephora.

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