October is breast cancer awareness month. This is a cause very cause to my heart, as I have had close loved ones diagnosed with breast cancer. Last year I had the honor of being an ambassador to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 1 in 8 will be diagnosed with breast cancer. I want to always be an ally to all the victims, survivors, and family members effected by this disease. Finding a cure is an ongoing effort.
Year by year, story by story, and dollar by dollar, the efforts of fundraisers save lives. When shopping for products that support fundraising efforts your’e helping us all get closer to a cure. It’s an exciting and joyous way to shop in support and we’ve rounded up a few of our favs from below!
Ways You Can Help!
Participate in a race! The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® is an education and fundraising event for breast cancer. The series of 5K runs and fitness walks raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors that who have lost their battle with the disease.
Buy A Headband!
We all know I’m a big fan of headbands, and especially Lele Sadoughi headbands! This gorgeous option is elevated while full of personality. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 10% of all proceeds from our Pink Crystal Knotted Headband will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrf.org
Shop At Silk & Salt
20% of the proceeds from Silk & Salt’s “PINK” collection will be donated to Fighting Pretty. Since 2013, Fighting Pretty has impacted over 17,000 women battling all types of cancer, all over the world. By sending mini gloves, beauty products, and inspirational notes, they made an incredible impact to remind women they are strong and beautiful no matter if they have hair, eyelashes, breasts, or not.
Bake It Happen!
As you may or may not know, this wonderful campaign was started by my friend, Shari, of My Judy The Foodie and her sister, Stacy. Together, they founded Bake It Happen as a way to raise awareness of and find a cure for Metastatic Breast Cancer, or MBC. They lost their mother Judy to the disease, and they wanted to find a way to honor her and help save other families from the pain of losing a family member to this terrible disease. This year’s campaign is donation-only. However, they do showcase ALL of the recipes from our past campaigns so that you may also bake and enjoy all year long!