Go Buy Now: Breast Cancer Awareness Products

[tps_header]October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in the midst of our seasonal shopping sprees, we’re so grateful for the opportunity to give back. We’ve found 10 beautiful products that donate some (or all!) of their proceeds to an admirable array of breast cancer causes. We applaud these foundations, non-profits and individuals—you inspire us!

Plum Pretty Sugar

When you purchase anything over $50 in the Pink Love Poppy print, like this Kimono Style Robe ($65), 15% of your purchase will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure—and you’ll also receive a free tote bag!

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Author: Carly Hill

Raised in Northern Michigan, she now lives in NYC and splits her time working in social media, being a GG editor & exploring the city for the next best meal! Follow on Instagram

  • Ah yes, pink washing at its finest. You do know that most of the funds raised by the purchase of these products go towards administrative costs and very few dollars actually go into research. As a breast cancer survivor I hate pink washing and everything it stands for. It is the commercialization of breast caner. Breast cancer has become a business and that is a terrible. You can’t cure cancer by purchasing soap in the shape of a pink daisy. And those bras? Ya, those are really good for after you’ve had a mastectomy and don’t have any breast tissue left. Pink washing allows people to feel better about themselve, to feel like they are doing something. You’re not. What these products say is that cancer is pretty. Cancer is not a pretty pink ribbon that you can affix to your clothes or accessories. Cancer is scars, and chemotherapy and radiation, mastectomies, lymphodema and a whole host of other things. Breast cancer is not pretty, and I have to scars to prove it. If you’d like to inform yourself, I highly suggest you actually do research into these foundations that are profiting from your purchases. Go to their annual reports and see exactly how many fundraising dollars go into research and patient case. And if you really want an eye opener, watch the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QPZfcYTUaA).

    • Hi Leah, I did a lot of research when finding who I would donate too. 91% of funds BCRF raises goes to research (88%) and awareness (3%). I’ve been a supporter of breast cancer awareness since I’ve been in High School. My Aunt has breast cancer – I’m just trying to do what I can to help.

    • Hi Leah – You’ll be happy to know that the ONEHOPE chardonnay gives back to the cause 365 days a year. As we do with every other cause & varietal pairing. We call it “Awareness all month. Impact all year.” We actually started 7+ years ago because we thought 1 month of giving back wasn’t enough and thought brands could do better than that.

      We carefully research and choose our non-profit partners based on the impact they make. Our Chardonnay for the fight against breast cancer goes to Gateway for Cancer Research and 99 cents of every dollar goes towards the cause – funding clinical trials for better treatments and ultimately a cure.

      You can learn more about Gateway for Cancer Research here:

    • @cuteheads, you’re absolutely right! Especially in these horrible economic times for so many people, who’ve lost their healthcare or can’t afford it, sure seems like these companies would surely make a bigger hit by donating their time and profits to setting up free screenings for women. That would make me want to shop at their stores, by giving back to women who can’t afford them and have shopped at their stores or not. Just my opinion.
      And YOUR suggestion reminded me that I’ve let mine go past due too long due to a divorce, insurance changes and financial changes that i’m struggling with, but it would be even harder if I had to struggle with breast cancer on top of everything else. Thank you for giving me that motivation to make my appointment. I hope others will too.

      • I’m past due too. My mom died of breast cancer when I was 18, and at 31, I should already be getting yearly mammograms. That’s the reality of this disease & the amount of people who rebrand their products as “pink” in October makes my eyes roll out of my head. Not enough women understand that early detection is our best defense.

        • You’re absolutely right! Sorry about your mother. I understand you! There are so many other ways companies can help without always having to profit off of disease.

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