16 Easy Ways To Raise Money For Breast Cancer Awareness

Whether you do it in honor or memory of a woman you love, there’s no better time than now to raise money for breast cancer awareness. During October many of your favorite brands are helping raise money for the fight against breast cancer. You can help by simply shopping or even traveling. There are even gift bags for the brave survivors in your life that helps others.

In 2013, the American Cancer Society estimates that 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer (Stages I-IV) will be diagnosed among women in the U.S., with 39,620 deaths. This means thousands of families will lose a loved one to this disease this year alone. I already had my mammogram this year and urge you to ask your doctor whether it’s time to do that exam. Early detection saves lives and I have witnessed it firsthand with many friends who caught a malignant lump in time. We now know that when a breast cancer is diagnosed at an early stage and is localized, 90 percent survive more than five years beyond their diagnosis.

There is still so much we don’t know about breast cancer and we need better treatments. Research is key and I hope I get to see the day in which we don’t have to worry about this disease taking the life of so many mothers, daughters, grandmothers, cousins, aunts and friends.

In the meantime, it’s super easy to join the fight against breast cancer. Even while you’re shopping for  your favorite products or when you’re traveling. Here’s how.

  • Help raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Awareness 1 of 17
    Products that raise money to fight breast cancer

    Find out which of your favorite brands and products will donate much-needed funds to organizations leading the fight against breast cancer.

  • Aveda Hand Relief 2 of 17
    Aveda_Limited-Edition-Hand-Relief

    Have dry, chapped hands? AVEDA Limited-Edition Aveda Hand Reliefâ„¢ with Rosemary Mint aroma has a rich formula that moisturizes your  hands with hydrating plant emollients, vitamins and exfoliating fruit acids.  $4.00 from the purchase price supports cruelty-free research through The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, with a maximum donation of $300,000.

    SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $24.50

    AVAILABLE AT: Aveda Experience Centers, participating salon locationsand at www.aveda.com during the month of October 2013.

     

  • Bobbi Brown French Pink Set Embossed French Pink Blush & Mini Face Blender Brush 3 of 17
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    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics offers a limited-edition set featuring a Pink Ribbon Embossed French Pink Blush & Mini Face Blender Brush. Applied to the apples of the cheeks with the pink Mini Face Blender Brush, French Pink Blush gives a soft wash of color that is fresh and pretty. The company will donate $10 from the purchase price of this limited-edition set to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

    SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $45.00

    AVAILABLE AT: Exclusively at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics counters nationwide, in Puerto Rico and at www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

  • Bumble & Bumble Hair Spray 4 of 17
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    A multi-dimensional styling tool — it gives flexible hold, workability, exceptional memory and can take heat and repeated brushing — on supermodels and non-supermodels alike. During the month of October, Bumble and bumble will donate $5.00 from the purchase price of the 10 oz. Spray de Mode to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

    SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $27.00

    AVAILABLE AT: Exclusively at Bb.Heritage Salon Uptown and Bb.Downtown in New York City and at www.bumbleandbumble.com 

  • Clinique Almost Lipstick in Pink Ribbon 5 of 17
    clinique almost lipstick pink ribbon honey

    To help support Breast Cancer Awareness, Clinique has created a limited-edition pink shade of its beloved Almost Lipstick - Pink Ribbon Honey. This pretty pink hue provides a hint of colour, and the sheer, smooth formula allows the natural lip colour to come through to create a custom-fit shade for a great cause. Housed in a pink mini cosmetic carrying pouch with a sewn pink ribbon detail, Pink Ribbon Honey is irresistibly flattering on everyone. $3 from the purchase price of this limited-edition Almost Lipstick will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

    SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $15.00

    AVAILABLE AT: Clinique counters nationwide, in Puerto Rico and at www.clinique.com

  • Origins Drink Up lip balm in Guava 6 of 17
    Origins_Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm in Pink Guava

    This soothing lip balm is created with nature's cocktail of hydrating agents including Ximenia Americana seed oil, Jojoba Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil, leaving lips drenched with comforting hydration. A team of nourishing ingredients including Orange Peel Wax and Wheat Germ Extract form a protective barrier while Aloe Vera helps soothe parched, dehydrated lips. The high shine formula features mineral pigments and mica to help deliver a subtle juicy hint of tint. Drink Upâ„¢ Hydrating lip balm is available in limited-edition Pink Ribbon packaging in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Origins will donate $3.50 from the purchase priceof this limited-edition Drink Upâ„¢ Hydrating lip balm to The Breast CancerResearch Foundation®.

    SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $17.00 

    AVAILABLE AT: Origins retail stores and select department stores in the USA,Puerto Rico and at www.origins.com.

  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair 7 of 17
    Estee Lauder advanced night repair

    Estée Lauder introduces a Breast Cancer Awareness edition of the NEW Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II paired with a Pink Ribbon Bracelet and charm. Featuring the 2013 Pink Ribbon, the beautiful charm includes a touch of blue to represent the approximately 1% of all breast cancer cases in the United States that are diagnosed in men. The charm is inscribed, "Estée Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness 2013" to show support and empower others to join the fight against breast cancer. Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the suggested retail price from the sale of Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II with the Pink Ribbon Bracelet to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

    SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $92.00

    AVAILABLE AT: All Estée Lauder counters nationwide, in Puerto Ricoand at www.esteelauder.com .

  • Estee Lauder Dream Lip Collection 8 of 17
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    CollectionThis year's lip-loving duo offers a pop of pink for your pout with Estée Lauder's best-selling Pure Color Lipstick and new Pure Color Gloss. Full-size Pure Color Lipstick in Rubellite and limited-edition Pure Color Sheer RollerGloss in Hot Pink are featured in a stylish two-toned textured pink clutch with a classic Estée Lauder golden touch. Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the suggested retail pricefrom the sale of the Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Lip Collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

    SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $29.50

    AVAILABLE AT: All Estée Lauder counters nationwide, in Puerto Rico and at www.esteelauder.com

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer 9 of 17
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    In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, Smashbox has dressed up its Photo Finish Foundation Primer with the iconic pink ribbon. The award-winning primer creates the perfect canvas for makeup application, reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores and creates visibly softer skin. Smashbox will donate $5.00 from the purchase price of the primer to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

    SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $36.00

    AVAILABLE AT: Exclusively at ULTA Stores, www.ulta.com and at www.smashbox.com

  • Lab Series Face Treatment for Men 10 of 17
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    The PRO LS All-In-One Face Treatment is a lightweight daily hydrator that helps soothe, moisturize, repair and mattify all in one step. The quick-absorbing, high-tech formula instantly soothes and calms redness and irritation from shaving while potent moisturizers restore moisture back to skin. Simultaneously, PRO LS leaves a shine-free appearance and over time, it helps diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It's ONE AND YOU'RE DONE. PRO LS All-In-One Face Treatment is available in limited-edition Pink Ribbon packaging in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Lab Series will donate $5.00 from the purchase price of The BCA Campaign's limited-edition PRO LS All-In-One Face Treatment to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

    SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $29.00

    AVAILABLE AT: Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor (NYC), Sephora.com, Ulta.com and at http://www.labseries.com

  • La Mer Hand Cream 11 of 17
    La Mer hand creme

    TreatmentFor the first time in La Mer's history, The Hand Treatment's packaging has been redesigned with pink accents to pay tribute to The BCA Campaign. The Hand Treatment's healing moisture soothes hands on contact, working to help protect and rejuvenate even the driest hands while diminishing the look of age spots. Formulated with La Mer's nutrient-rich Miracle Brothâ„¢, The Hand Treatment improves skin's overall condition so hands look younger and feel softer. To aid research and increase awareness in the month of October, La Mer will donate $10 from the purchase price of The BCA Campaign's limited-edition Hand Treatment, with a maximum donation of $45,000, to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

    SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $40.00

    AVAILABLE AT: Select specialty stores including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Saks Fifth Avenue stores within the United States and at www.lamer.com.

  • Donna Karan Cashmere Mist EDP Spray 12 of 17
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    The Donna Karan Cashmere Mist EDP Spray Cashmere Mist once again joins in the fight against breast cancer. The company will donate 20% of the suggested retail price of the sale of Donna Karan Cashmere Mist EDP Spray, with a maximum donation of $25,000 will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

    AVAILABLE AT: Macy's, macys.com, Bloomingdale's, Belk's, Dillard's, Lord & Taylor, Bon Ton, Von Maur, ULTA and at www.donnakaran.com.

  • Coach Signature EDP Spray 13 of 17
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    The Coach Signature EDT is a classic with a unique blend of soft, fresh fruits and florals with a heart of fragrant yellow blossoms and hints of amber and cedar wood. It is available in a limited-edition glass bottle with the signature "C" logo in pink, along with the Pink Ribbon packaging to help raise awareness. 20% of the suggested retail price from the sale of the limited-edition Coach Signature EDT Spray will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, with a maximum donation of $25,000.

    SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $68.00

    AVAILABLE AT: Macy's, Von Maur, Lord & Taylor, Dillard's, Bon Ton, Ulta and Coach free-standing stores. 

  • Raise awareness while traveling 14 of 17
    American Airlines Be Pink Breast Cancer Awareness

    Even traveling supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month. American Airlines offers 3 easy ways:

    Miles for the Cure® Campaign: Through Oct. 31, AAdvantage members have the opportunity to receive 15 miles, instead of 10, for each dollar donated, with a minimum donation of just $25.Donate >>

    American Airlines/Komen Gift Card: Give the gift of travel or pre-purchase if your plans call for travel! For every $50 of travel purchased via the gift card, American will donate $5 to Komen. This card has no expiration date and it's a virtual card, so it can be delivered via e-mail with a personal message to the recipient.

    BE PINK Day, October 15: If you're traveling on October 15, join us by wearing pink! American employees across the country may be donning this signature color throughout the month of October, but especially on our BE PINK day. And be sure and look for American and American Eagle employees participating in Walk While You Work, a virtual fundraising walk. You'll know them by their pink wristbands and ribbons!

  • Tennis fans raise awareness, too 15 of 17
    Wilson Hope tennis balls

    Tennis fans can help support breast cancer awarenes with the minited edition Hope tennis balls. A percentage of each can purchased (priced at $3.49)  goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

  • More merchandise that helps 16 of 17
    Stores identify their breast cancer awareness merchandise

    You can find many other ways to help raise funds during Breast Cancer Awareness month by simply looking for the pink ribbon at stores such as Sports Authority, pictured here.

  • A gift that keeps giving 17 of 17
    Breast cancer survivor kit

    Looking for a gift that keeps giving? KIND Healthy Snacks has teamed up with radiation oncologist, Dr. Elizabeth Thompson to create a limited edition item for breast cancer survivors, the limited-edition Breast BFFLBag®, which includes her doctor-curated BFFLBag® recovery products. The bag directly provides comfort and care to women recovering from breast cancer surgery. The bag retails at $100 and contents include: KIND whole nut and fruit bars, a toiletries kit, amusement pack, skinceuticals, comfort pillow, drainage pack, collapsible water bottle, and expandable folder for important paperwork.

    For every bag sold in October, KIND  will donate an extra $5 to Friends Fighting Breast Cancer .

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