When you think of October, Halloween monsters, ghouls, and goblins may come to mind, but there’s something far more scary lurking out there — breast cancer. Breastcancer.org states that roughly one out of every eight US women (that’s 12 percent, for those of you doing the math) will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes, with 268,600 new cases expected to have been diagnosed in 2019 alone.
Needless to say, breast cancer awareness is more important than ever. While there are plenty of ways for you to get involved, from making donations to a top breast cancer charity to support breast cancer research to hitting the streets to fundraise, one of the easiest is simply to purchase a breast cancer awareness product that will not only let the world know you’re #TeamPink, but donate a portion of its proceeds to a good cause.
What is breast cancer awareness month?
Essentially, breast cancer awareness month, which begins on October 1 and ends on October 31, is exactly what it sounds like — a month dedicated to raising cognizance of the disease each year that encourages women to get screened to detect symptoms early, educate the public about its causes and symptoms, and support survivors.
In honor of this annual event, which was founded in 1985, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation has partnered up with a slew of your favorite retailers, including Lilly Pulitzer, Rothy’s, Kendra Scott and more, to create their own pink products to help spread the word about the dangers of this life-threatening disease. Not only are they incredibly fashion-forward, they also lend monetary support to the non-profit organization for research to advance our understanding of breast cancer, from exploring ways to prevent the genetics behind it.
We’ve sorted through them all to find 13 super stylish picks you’ll be more than proud to join the fight in. Keep reading for Woman’s World picks of the best breast cancer awareness products to sport this October.
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Glyder Lounge Top
Glyder Lounge Sweater in Adobe Rose
Where to buy: $72, Glyder
Not only will you look pretty in pink in this cozy Glyder pullover, you’ll feel pretty, too, since 3 percent of all online sales will fund breast cancer research. Meanwhile high side slits, thumb holes, and a plush trademarked ISOSOF material, designed to be breathable and move with the body, meanwhile, make for next level comfort.
Bobbi Brown Pink Duo
Bobbi Brown Proud to Be Pink Lip Color Duo
Where to buy: $45, Bobbi Brown
You won’t have to choose between these stunning creamy pink and tulle Bobbi Brown lip shades, because you can get them both as a set for less than $50 from now through June 20. Nearly 50 percent of the proceeds go to BCRF up to $110,000. Pucker up, ladies!
Rothy's Petal Pink Flats
Rothy’s Petal Pink Flats
Where to buy: $145, Rothy’s
One of the most conscious buys on our list goes to Rothy’s. Not only is the brand already doing its part to better the world by constructing its chic, wearable designs from repurposed plastic water bottles, it’s pledged to donate $50,000 to BCRF whether its pointed pink knit flat sells out or not. These shoes can be popped in the washing machine and feature removable slip-in insoles.
Lilly Pulitzer Sofina Tote
Lilly Pulitzer Sofina Tote
Where to buy: $124, Lilly Pulitzer
Available to shoppers on October 1, this colorful tote from Lilly Pulitzer features a special floral print that the brand has dubbed “Pinking Positive” that was inspired by “sisterhood, friendship, and the support that women give to one another.” Luxe details in the form of gold hardware and leather handles abound and a cotton canvas exterior makes it durable for everyday wear. Better yet, a $22,000 donation from the combined sales of all Pinking Positive items will go to support breast cancer research.
Naked Cashmere Love Scarf
Nakedcashmere Love Scarf
Where to buy: $175 (Originally $395), Nakedcashmere
This gorgeous 100 percent cashmere wrap, which is made from a seven-gauge knit, is so gorgeous, we’d buy it even if it wasn’t a charitable purchase. It come is three neutral shades of nude, chalk, and of course, antique pink, and features embroidered “Love” text near the hem. Better yet, $50 of every purchase made will go to benefit the breast BCRF.
Coach Perry Watch
Coach Perry Watch
Where to buy: $125, Macy’s
If ever you needed proof that charity is fashionable, look no further than this Coach Perry watch. Designed in conjunction with breast cancer awareness month, this timepiece features a genuine pink leather strap, a glitter-accented stainless steel case, and a breast cancer symbol. 10 percent of sales will be donated to the BCRF —a figure which will be upped to 20 percent when purchased between the dates of October 1 to December 31.
Ideology Breast Cancer Leggings
Ideology Breast Cancer Logo Leggings
Where to buy: $34.50 (Originally $49.50), Macy’s
Bring awareness to your fellow gym-goers with these breast cancer logo leggings from Ideology. Featuring a working pocket at the waistband and a cotton spandex blend that will allow you to move with ease, they’ll quickly becoming your new favorite workout gear — particularly since you know 20 percent of your purchase through October 31 will be going toward a good cause.
Danskin x BCRF Anorak
Where to buy: $50, Danskin
Danskin teamed up with the Breast Cancer Research Fund to create this pretty-yet-functional pink anorak, which will be up for grabs as of October 1. While we’ve got a sneaking suspicion it will be flying off the shelves, the brand has committed to donating $10,000 to the cause each year, regardless of sales.
Lilly Pulitzer Leona Zip Up
Lilly Pulitizer Leona Zip-Up in Pinking Positive
Where to buy: $108, Lilly Pulitzer
Another covet-worthy piece from Lilly Pulitzer’s Pinking Positive line comes in the form of this beloved Leona zip-up, also available October 1. Not only is this an easy piece to throw over a tee or tank on a chilly day, it’s got an ultraviolet protection of 50 to help shield you from the sun’s harmful rays in any season.
Kendra Scott Deena Gold Blush Hoops
Kendra Scott Deena Gold Hoop Earrings in Blush
Where to buy: $65, Kendra Scott
Campaigning has never been more glam than these Kendra Scott Deena hoops, which will be available in a special blush hue on the first day of breast cancer awareness month. Made from hammered 14K gold-plated brass, this one-of-a-kind accent piece will aid women in need, as 20 percent of each sale will be donated to BCRF up to $125,000.
Where to buy: $15, Stage
Come October 1, these sophisticated “neckerchiefs” will be up for grabs on Stage’s website, with 50 percent of their price going to BCRF. As versatile as they are eye-catching, you can wrap them around your neck, wrist, or purse for an instant style upgrade.
Naked Cashmere Puff Love Slipper
Puff Love Slipper
Where to buy: $125, Nakedcashmere
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a cozier pair of slippers than these puff ball finds from Nakedcashmere's Love collection. Made from 100 percent cashmere and featuring a cushy padded insole, slipping your feet into these soft, luxe footwear will feel just like walking on a cloud. You’ll also be raising money for a good cause, since $25 from every sale will be donated to BCRF.
John Hardy Classic Chain Bracelet
John Hardy Classic Chain Bracelet With Pink Spinel
Where to buy: $595, John Hardy
Though this chain bracelet might seem like a splurge, this sterling silver bracelet, hand-crafted in Bali, is a piece you’ll be wearing for years to come, making it well-worth your investment. It’s got a push-clasp to keep it securely fitted on your wrist, and can be customized with the gemstone of your choice. Personally, we’re partial to the pink spinel, 20 percent of the sales from which will be put toward helping fellow women in need.
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