What to Buy to Help Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is the month of all things spooky, but it's also a time to turn our attention to something much scarier than any ghost: breast cancer.
According to BreastCancer.org, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime—that's roughly 12 percent of the female population. And October is a month dedicated to raising awareness, donating, and supporting all the women (and men) affected by this disease.
Various beauty and fashion companies have joined the fight by donating percentages of sales to BCA (Breast Cancer Awareness) charities like Susan G. Komen, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), and many more.
Scroll below to check out some of our favorite BCA month products from a limited edition Crème de La Mer to Missoni's Key To the Cure T-Shirt (supported by Jennifer Lopez, as if you needed more of a reason to buy it).
Le Métier de Beauté Flash Phenomenon Kaleidoscope
This month Le Métier de Beauté is donating 30 percent of BCA Flash Phenomenon Kaleidoscope sales to Susan G. Komen.
Bobbi Brown Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzing Powder Set
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) will receive $11 from each Bobbi Brown Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzing Powder Set.
Gold & Gray Jewelry Rose Wood Pom-Pom Bracelets
Gold & Gray Jewelry is donating 25 percent of sales from these rosewood pom-pom bracelets to Susan G. Komen.
Stella McCartney’s Japanese Lace Ophelia Whistling Lingerie Set
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast Examination Center of Harlem in N.Y.C. and the Linda McCartney Centre in Liverpool will receive a portion of proceeds from Stella McCartney’s Japanese lace Ophelia Whistling lingerie set.
Tory Burch Love Relentlessly Rollerball Eau de Parfum Rollerball
Tory Burch will donate 20 percent of proceeds from this rollerball to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Morning Lavender Fleur Blush Pink Lace Midi Dress
Morning Lavender will give 20 percent of the proceeds from three pieces of its collection, including this lace dress, to Young Survival Coalition now through Oct. 31.
Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Knockout Eyes Collection
Estée Lauder is giving all proceeds from its Pink Ribbon Knockout Eyes Collection, which features essentials such as this Pure Color Envy palette, to the BCRF.
Jennifer Fisher Large Script Ring
This month Jennifer Fisher will donate 20 percent of sales from her Large Script ring to the BCRF.
Avon Pink Hope Iconic Lipstick Set
Twenty percent of the net sales profits (up to $1 million) from this Pure Pink True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick, which comes with a pouch, will go to the Avon Foundation for Women to benefit Avon Breast Cancer Crusade programs.
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray
The BCRF will receive 20 percent of proceeds from Bumble and Bumble’s pink-ribbon thickening spray.
Missoni Key To The Cure T-Shirt
Saks Fifth Avenue and the Women’s Cancer Research Fund tapped Missoni to design this exclusive T-shirt for Saks’s annual Key to the Cure campaign. All proceeds will benefit 12 cancer charities, like the American Cancer Society and the BCRF.
The Breast Cancer Campaign Crème De La Mer
La Mer is donating $17 from each Limited Edition Crème de la Mer purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.