Breast Cancer Awareness: Brands That Do the Most Good
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so when you’re stocking up on new fashions, why not choose ones that make a difference? When you purchase these accessories for a cause, you’ll be helping support charities that fight breast cancer.
Mobile Edge Komen Paris Backpack
Since 2004, Mobile Edge has partnered with Komen for the Cure and has contributed more than $300,000 to the fight against breast cancer. They donate 10 percent of the retail sale price directly to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Emitations Giuliana’s Breast Cancer Awareness Sideways Ribbon Necklace
This necklace was reportedly inspired by Giuliana Rancic who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, and 25 percent of the profits from the sale of this and other Emitations breast cancer awareness products are donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Mobile Edge Milano Tote
Each of the bags in the Mobile Edge Caring Cases line boasts the pink breast cancer ribbon, and the company donates 10 percent of the retail sale price of each bag sold to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Asics GT-1000 Running Shoes
These running shoes, one of several products that are part of Asics' breast cancer awareness campaign, allow you break a sweat for a good cause. During the month of October, if you purchase any of Asics specially marked products, Asics will donate $2 per pair of shoes sold and $1 for every bra or pair of socks sold, with a guaranteed donation of $100,000—up to $125,000!—to Christina Applegate's Right Action for Women fund. Find out more.
New Balance 665 Walking Shoes
These walking shoes, part of the New Balance Lace Up for the Cure Collection, come adorned with a pink ribbon. New Balance donates 5 percent of the retail price of shoes in the collection to Susan G. Komen to help fund research and treatment.
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Crusade Watch
Avon is the largest corporate supporter of the breast cancer cause, having raised more than $780 million in donations worldwide. The Walk for Breast Cancer Crusade Watch comes in two sizes, with 100 percent of the net profits—$14.00 for the small, $13.90 for the large—donated to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade to support access to care and research for a cure.
Forever 21 Bangle Set
Fast-fashion mega-retailer Forever 21 jumped on board to support breast cancer awareness with this bangle set. The set comes with two pink bangles and one gold bangle, with the words "courage" and "hope" etched inside. For each set sold, $1 will be donated to the Keep A Breast Foundation to help educate men and women about breast cancer prevention.
Yogitoes Skidless Mat-Sized Towel
Yogitoes released this special pink towel to raise awareness for breast cancer. For every purchase, $5 will be donated to the Dr. Susan Love Foundation to end breast cancer and improve female health through research, education, and awareness.
Nest Fragrances Scented Candle
Created to honor the memory and achievements of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation founder Evelyn H. Lauder, Passion is a soothing combination of blooming peony, dewy garden rose, warm sandalwood, and flowering pittosporum. Founder and CEO of NEST fragrances Laura Slatkin is donating 10 percent of the retail price in memory of Evelyn to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.