Since tomorrow is October 1st, which is the start of breast cancer awareness month, I thought I would dedicate this post to something that has become very dear to my heart during the last year. This year, a very close friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was the first person close to me who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. I know how hard it was on her, her family and friends but through everyone's prayers, excellent doctors, and support from her family and friends, I can happily say she is now a breast cancer survivor. She will get to see me walk down the aisle, she her children graduate high school and college and be there when they get married. I want in my lifetime, for a cure to be found for this awful disease that affects so many people. That's why I'm reaching out to all of you; there is so much we can do to help find a cure!
For My Fellow Fashionistas:
So many designers/companies are donating a portion of their sales on certain products to breast cancer research, which I think is fabulous. You know that your purchase is going towards a good cause, which could take away from your buyer's remorse! :) There are so many companies donating, so PLEASE be on the look out. I am just giving you a few of my favorite items!
Ellie Tahari, "Key to the Cure T-Shirt"
Available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue this October.
100% of proceeds will be donated to the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund Shop October 20th-23rd, when Saks will donate 2% of sales to local and national women's cancer charities.
Danielle Nicole, "Jelly Shopper Tote"
Donating 20% of profits to Susan G. Komen for the Cure
KiraKira "Marrakech" 18k rose gold vermeil hoop earrings
Donating 30% of proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
White + Warren "Dip Dye Travel Wrap" in cashmere
Donating 50% of proceeds to Women at Risk
Ann Taylor "Ann Cares Pink Jewel Ring"
Donating 70% of sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Philosophy "Shower for the Cure" Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
Donating 100% of net proceeds to the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund
Donating 100% of sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
TAI "Brest Cancer Awareness" rose gold, crystal and cord bracelet
Donating 20% of sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
There are so many items out there, so please be on the look out!!
Also, there is always the Susan G. Komen walk for the cure. Please check out their website to find out about walks in your area. You can also donate to any of the charities I've mentioned. I will post their links below. Let's do our part in finding a cure for this awful disease. Remember, in October, "We Wear Pink!"
Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Crusade
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund
Susan G. Komen for the Cure