Products to help in the fight against breast cancer
1. Send cancer your own eff off message with Hanes “Design-A-Tee.” Hanes will donate 10 percent from the sale of each t-shirt to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. The company is also donating $125,000 to the cause this year. $18, www.HanesPink.com
2. A good reason to cheat on your diet! 20 percent of the proceeds from Crumb’s Pink Ribbon cupcake — made up of vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling and vanilla cream cheese frosting — will go to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. $4, CRUMBS locations and $4.50 online at
3. Ok, usually luxury bags are guilt-inducing, but feel better about dropping a pay check — of two — for Ralph Lauren’ sleek Ricky bag because 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the brands Pink Pony Fund which supports programs for cancer screening, early diagnosis, treatment, research and patient navigation. Limited Edition Pink Pony Ricky, $3,750, www.RalphLauren.com/PinkPony
4. Besides looking tres chic as you wiz buy in Fiat’s new line of mini cars, which just hit the US market. This October, the car gets even cuter as Fiat is introducing the first ever Fiat 500 “Pink Ribbon” Limited-Edition model. 250 limited edition vehicles will be available at FIAT Studios across the country. FIAT will donate $1,000 per purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation with a minimum of $50,000. Suggested Retail Price is $22,500.
5. Besides being your go-to for date night, Rebecca Taylor’s pretty nude ruffle blouse also raises funds for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBC) which helps fight this aggressive subtype of breast cancer. 50 percent of the proceeds from the blouse will go directly to TNBC. Approximately 15 percent of breast cancer cases are classified as triple negative, most often occurring in younger women and African-Americans. $235, www.rebeccataylor.com
6. This isn’t just any old gloss. Smashbox’s intuitive lip gloss goes on clear but reacts with you personal chemistry to creature you own shade of pink. Even cooler: when you guy a gloss the entire $22 retail price goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. www.smashbox.com
7. Until the end of October, 25 percent of all proceeds from Brulee’s Boudoir cami & short in blush will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $124 and $86 www. Brulee.net
8. BCA month products don’t all have to be pinky pink. For the month of October, 100 percent of the proceeds from Mackage’s chic black limited edition gloves will go to the BCRF. $95, www.mackage.com
9. You live in your Alternative Apparel white t-shirts and tanks. This month, try one in pink. The company will donate 10 percent of its best-selling t-shirts, tanks, dresses and hoodies in the “Pink Ribbon” color way to the Susan G. Komen foundation with a guaranteed minimum of $25,000. www.alternativeapparel.com or Urban Outfitters.
10. Healthy and delicious snack brand, Food Should Taste Good packaged their Multigrain and Sweet Potato flavors in a pink bag for the month of October. A portion of sales from each of each of these bags will be donated to various breast cancer organizations. Think about this when you’re grabbing your sandwich for lunch. $3 a bag, www.foodshouldtastegood.com
11. 20 percent of all proceeds from BCBGMAXAZRIA’s limited edition “Strength” sunglasses — with a minimum donation of $25,000 — go to the Susan G. Komen foundation. $89, www.bcbg.com and select retail locations.
12. Forget those pastel colored kitchen appliances. To help in the fight against breast cancer Cuisinart released a line of bright metallic pink product. The brand is donating $32,500 to the BCRF. Blender, $79, exclusive to Bloomingdale’s.
13. Designer Sonia Kashuk — a breast cancer survivor herself— created the Proudly Pink Brush Set to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation year round not just in October! 15 percent of each purchase goes to the fund. Remember this when shopping for holiday gifts and mroe.$15, www.target.com