How to support breast cancer research patients in October – Metro US

How to support breast cancer research patients in October

Doing good this Breast Cancer Awareness Month is easy, with these products and initiatives that support research and patients.

Lokai bracelets($18)are meant to help create balance in life, with beads containing elements from the highest point on Earth — water from Mt. Everest — to one of the lowest — mud from the Dead Sea. This month, Lokai will be selling a limited edition pink bracelet, with $1 from each going to Susan G. Komen for the Curefor a minimum pledge of $250,000.

Show your support inNew Balance’s Lace Up for the Cureline of head-to-toe pink apparel, with 5 percent of each item going to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and a guarateed pledge of $500,000. The line includes four different styles of sneakers ($89-$155), including the new Pink Ribbon Vazee Pace($109.99), and T-shirts and athletic shorts ($20-$40).

Pick up Loft’s Sparkle statement jewels through Nov. 17 and 70 percent of the purchase price of both thenecklace($69.50) and matchingcuff earrings($39.50) will be donated to theBreast Cancer Research Foundation.

Bloomingdale’s has partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to create a whole line of productsfrom necklaces and bracelets to T-shirts and makeup, including this Estee Lauder trio of Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks ($33.50, 20% to BCRF). A portion of the sale price of all items will benefit the foundation.

Marimekko’sGalleria Scarf($129) is perfect for the cold weather that just arrived. The stylish (stripes are all-weather fashion) oversized scarf is available only through December, and $25 will be donated to theBreast Cancer Research Foundationfor every one sold.

With millions of items from more than 6,000 brands like TopShop, Zara and J. Crew, theDonde Fashionapp will have something you’re sure to love. And during October, 100 percent of the profits from sales of any pink products will be donated toStand Up to Cancer. Just download the app, tap on a category (clothing, purses, shoes, etc.) then select the color pink.

LyftandMeal Trainhave partnered with Ford to give breast cancer patients#MoreGoodDays.The car company’sWarriors in Pinkprogram launched theGood Day Projectto provide support services like free rides to and from treatment appointments, while their family and friends can use premium meal train services to arrange meals, errand services and even childcare for them.

If you aren’t looking for a wardrobe update, there are other ways to get involved in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. After losing her mother to the disease, NYC resident Shari Brooks started Bake It Happen. To participate, bake one of the recipes on her website and post it on social media using the hashtag #BakeitHappen. For every post, a donation is made to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation. To make your baking go even further, donate your batch of cookies or cupcakes to a bake sale in your community.

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