How You Can Shop to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month


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Very Wang Truly Pink Eau de Parfum // Photograph Courtesy of Vera Wang

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month bringing heightened awareness to the cause. Throughout the month, there are countless ways to get involved, from 5K runs to buying stamps. But one of the easiest ways is to shop. Here, we’ve rounded up 10 local and national products and companies that support breast cancer research during October.


In the past English Gardens has raised over $46,000 for breast cancer research. This year, the family-owned garden center intends to continue supporting the cause with its "Round Up Your Purchase" program. At all seven locations throughout Michigan, employers ask customers to round their purchase totals to the nearest dollar to benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. English Gardens, visit englishgardens.com for store locations.

Birmingham-based pampering haven Margot European Day Spa joins local efforts to aid in breast cancer awareness this month. During the month, 8 percent of every sale of the spa’s moisture-rich Body Polish will benefit The Pink Fund located in Bloomfield Hills. Margot European Day Spa Margot Body Polish; $32, margots.com

S’well bottle has partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF) during the month of October with 20 percent of the profits from the satin-finish Bikini Pink bottle donated to their mission to prevent and cure breast cancer. S’well Breast Cancer Research Fund Collection Bikini Pink; $35, swellbottle.com

From now through the end of 2017, cult-favorite jewelry line Alex and Ani is selling the St. Agatha Charm Bangle to support breast cancer research, with 20 percent of proceeds being donated to the fund. Alex and Ani St. Agatha Charm Bangle; $38, alexandani.com

Sigma Beauty has partnered with Bright Pink, a nonprofit organization focusing on the early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. A limited-edition pink Flat Kabuki brush is available for $25, and 20 percent of the proceeds support Bright Pink’s mission. Sigma Beauty X Bright Pink Pink F80 Flat Kabuki; $25, sigmabeauty.com 

OneHope has partnered with Gateway for Cancer Research to fund clinical trials for women with breast cancer. The company has created the OneHope Chardonnay. Every two cases sold funds a clinical trial. OneHope Pink Glitter California Chardonnay + Drink Pink Coasters; $59, onehopewine.com

Designer Kendra Scott will personally reach out to those battling breast cancer by gifting a piece of jewelry and a handwritten note with each purchase of the Rose Quartz and Light Pin Nail Lacquers. Kendra Scott Nail Lacquer; $16+, kendrascott.com

During the month of October, Tory Burch is donating 20 percent of purchases from its Shop for a Cure collection to the BCRF. Special totes and wallets in “Quartz” and “Cardamom” colors support the cause. Tory Burch Shop for a Cure Collection; $228+, toryburch.com 

Luxe skincare line La Mer is supporting Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign now until the end of 2017. Each purchase of the celeb-adored Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream will provide a $10 donation to the fund. La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream; $85, cremedelamer.com

Kiehl’s has partnered with Bright Pink to raise funds for the cause, donating 100 percent of profits from the limited-edition Butterstick Lip Treatment Duo. The packaging encourages customers to “Kiss for the Cure,” or gift the duo to a friend or loved one. Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment Duo; $32, kiehls.com  

A purchase of Vera Wang Truly Pink made on fragrancenet.com will donate 15 percent of proceeds to the BCRF. The fragrance is floral-based, featuring notes of iris and apricot. Very Wang Truly Pink Eau de Parfum; $32, fragrancenet.com 

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