GO PINK!! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which you’ve probably noticed by the annual surge of pink ribbons – but what does it really mean? The main idea is to spread awareness, educate others, and make a difference in women’s lives who are currently battling breast cancer. I've always being really into helping Breast Cancer organizations or products that help the cause because at my short age I've experienced what is like when someone tells you that you may have breast Cancer.
Sounds crazy right? But this happened when I was 15, I was living in Venezuela by that time. I was at home and I felt a little lump on my breast, It was huge and it hurts. Of course I was really scared and I went to my mom. The next day we went to the doctor, it was December 24 and my doctor was out of town, so we went to the only gynecologist we knew that was available to see me. Since he couldn't make almost any exam on me because all the nurses were off due to the Holliday, he made an ultrasound and indeed, I had a huge lump in my right breast. I needed to wait almost 10 days to have the proper exams to see if it was cancer or not. Those were the longest days of my life. But after all, thanks God it was only a hard lump.
Since that moment I realized that it can happen to anyone regardless age, culture, etc. Breast cancer is affecting women from all over the world and we can help them by creating awareness and save their life with the early detection.
During this months, there are thousands of brands and companies that are supporting this cause. Some of this are:
Glamulet is a jewelry brand that specializes in Charms. Glamulet designs, manufactures and sells a wide range of modern and quality Charms that make possible to create a unique Bracelet. Most of these Charms are made of 925 sterling Silver, Swarovski crystals, Murano glass and various kinds of man-made & natural stones. Pink Limited Edition Charms were created to support the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. For every set of charms added to the cart, 50% is donated to a charity organization.
To support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ralph Lauren Fragrances is introducing a Pink Pony Deluxe versions of its iconic fragrances, Romance & Midnight Romance, which will be packaged in stunning 150ml Deluxe Bottles with a signature pink ribbon on the cap to herald the cause. 100% of profits from every bottle sold will be donated to Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Fund, a worldwide initiative to fight against Breast Cancer, which supports programs for screening, early diagnosis, treatment, research and patient navigation.
Price: Midnight Romance: $105 (150ml)/Romance: $90 (150ml), Available for a limited time starting in October at Macy’s nationwide, RalphLauren.com, and select retailers
June’s personal battle with radiation dermatitis while undergoing treatment for breast cancer is what inspired her to develop this therapeutic cream. The clinically-tested face and body treatment helps soothe irritation, reinforce the skin’s barrier protection, smooth uneven textured skin, provide free radical protection from external assaults promoting healthy looking skin, and provide up to 24-hour moisturization. Gentle yet effective, the non-greasy formula incorporates traditional ingredients with the latest in botanical technology to promote healthy skin. Dermatologist, ophthalmologist and clinically tested. Hypoallergenic. During the month of October, 25% of the net proceeds from every product purchased will be donated to The Anne Moore Breast Cancer Research Fund.
Limited-edition breast cancer awareness ribbon design! Avon will donate 20% of net profits to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade with each purchase of Skin So Soft Breast Cancer Awareness Soft & Sensual Bath Oil.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, each year Clinique offers a special, limited-edition bottle of its Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. It helps strengthen skin’s own moisture barrier by 54%, so more moisture stays in. The limited-edition version of Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ is adorned with a Clinique key ring with four charms including a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon. $10.00 from the purchase price will be donating to non profit organization.