So, let me make my standpoint on Breast Cancer Awareness month now. The reason this was delayed to the very end (as in, the last day) is because I’ve really been thinking about this initiative. While the month of October serves to bring awareness to this horrible disease, I’d like to stress that we support the cause ALL YEAR. As in, awareness of this issue should be highlighted every single month because awareness, education, support and financing is the only way we can detect and stop the progression of this issue that has taken the lives of women around the world for decades.
Some of these items were brought to my attention by the companies themselves, others through collectives such as the Accessories Council. At any rate, these are my choices for the cause, items that stylish and do much to support this worthwhile initiative:
Ralph Lauren is one of the staunchest supporters of cancer awareness and treatment, especially for those in medically underserved areas of the world. From his Cancer Center initiatives here in NYC to the funds raised from the Pink Pony collection which go around the world, Lauren is dedicated in his efforts to help educate and serve those suffering from the disease everywhere. Two personal favorites from the collection? The Long-Sleeved Hope Tee (seen above)…
and the item burning in my house as we speak, the Pink Pony Scented Candle.
Citizens Eco-Drive Watch – The amazing watch company has created two of their Eco-Drive watches to go toward their pledge of $100,000 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Both watches sport a delicate pink dial, diamonds, sapphire glass, and a stainless steel bracelet as well as Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology, powered by light (so they’ll never need a battery.)
ChicBoom Keychain Speaker Ball by ChicBuds – For those of us who like to play instant DJ at every party, this keychain turns into a mini-speaker for your iPod, iPhone, computer or mp3 player, proving that it really is possible to take the party with you. A portion of the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Awareness.
The Estee Lauder companies have worked tirelessly for years to support their Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, which has raised millions of dollars to date and is still going strong. The company has some great beauty items for the cause, starting with the Elizabeth Hurley Pink Ribbon Collection, a gorgeous pink lipstick or lip gloss in a chic case that will look fashionable through the holiday season and beyond. 20% of the suggested retail price will benefit Breast Cancer Awareness.
Finally, makeup maven Bobbi Brown has created the Pink Ribbon Collection, which includes two of her amazing lip products, Pink Lip Color and Bellini High Shimmer Lip Gloss, which are gorgeous all year long. Buy it TODAY to make your purchase count toward their Breast Cancer Awareness initiatives.
These items will look amazing all year and will help support a cure. Give generously if you can and definitely be seen in these amazing items that will help put the focus squarely on this issue all year.