Breast Cancer Awareness month is coming to a close but you can still make a difference. I appreciate all of you that sounded off to support my Comments For A Cure campaign. The turnout was even better than last year but there is more we can do to raise awareness.
*Remember to do monthly self breast exams. You know your body best and doing regular self exams is your first line of defense.
*Encourage your friends to do the same. The more you talk about this issue, the less power breast cancer has.
*Talk to your doctor about mammograms. Only you and your doctor can determine the best time to start regular mammograms. Make sure he/she has all your medical history, including family members, and discuss what age you should start the uncomfortable but essential process.
*Support breast cancer research through donations and pink product purchases but do your research. There is a lot of “pink washing” in the retail sector and just because something dons the pink ribbon doesn’t mean there is a charitable contribution behind it.
The Estee Lauder family of brands has a lot of wonderful pink ribbon products that support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. If you’re going to shop for beauty anyway why not make a difference with your purchase?
Since they have generously donated four of their products to the Think Pink – Donate & Win Giveaway (don’t forget to enter!), I wanted to highlight them for you.
AVEDA Hand Relief ($21) – I reviewed this hand creme last October (click to view) and can’t say enough good things about it. I’ve always been an Aveda hair care girl but thanks to Hand Relief I’ve begun exploring other parts of the line.
Aveda will donate $4 from each sale of the Breast Cancer Awareness Hand Relief to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to fund environmental research to help find a cure, with a maximum donation of $300,000.
CLINIQUE Lipgloss Key Chain ($18.50) – A cute trio of pink Long Last Glosswear shades. I’ve been obsessed with this formula for months now. The LE Honey Shimmer shade is my go-to everyday gloss and it really does last.
$10 per Lipgloss Key Chain purchased during the month of October will be donated to The
Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
ESTÃ‰E LAUDER Jeweled Pink Ribbon Pin ($12.50) – Show your BCA Month support with a little glitz factor. This pin is affordable and adorable.
EstÃ©e Lauder will donate $500,000 in connection with the sales of its Pink Ribbon Collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
PRESCRIPTIVES Pink Ribbon Palette for Cheeks and Eyes ($48.50) – With four eyeshadows and two blushes in flattering pinks and chocolates, this would be great for travel just to carry in your purse.
Prescriptives will donate $20,000 in connection with North American sales of the PX Pink
Ribbon Palette for Cheeks and Eyes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
If you want to WIN all four of these items, make sure you enter the Think Pink – Donate & Win Giveaway before October 31st. In addition to these great EL goodies you could win 30+ bottles of nail polish and other beauty booty. Don’t miss out!!!