October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of this I am dedicating this feature to the cause and products that support the cause. This year National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) celebrates 25 years of awareness, education, and empowerment. For a quarter of a century NBCAM has help to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to screening services.
As NBCAM celebrate its 25th anniversary, they remain dedicated to educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health by practicing regular self-breast exams to identify any changes, scheduling regular visits and annual mammograms with their healthcare provider, adhering to prescribed treatment, and knowing the facts about recurrence. Nothing is more beautiful then a women who takes charge of her health.
While October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the www.NBCAM.org website is a year-round resource for breast cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and the general public. They encourage you to visit their site in October and regularly throughout the year as we add updated breast cancer information and resources.
Some beauty companies that are supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
1. VMV Hypoallergenics Glow Lip and Cheek Tint ($21, vmvhypoallergenics.com) Use this versatile tint on lips and checks. On the lips it provides a deliciously dewy, drip-wet shine look. On cheeks it gives a just-been-kissed full flush. Radiance in a bottle and its Validated Hypoallergenic. Plus to support Breast Cancer Awareness month, VMV Hypoallergenics is teaming up with one of the leading not-for-profit organizations dedicated to preventing and finding a cure for breast cancer, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and will donate a dollar from each sale of a gorgeous assortment of pretty-in-pink shades, including: Debutante, Blush Crush and Tea Rose.
2. Tweezerman Precision in Pink ($20, twezzerman.com) Tweezermans fun sparkly slant- tip tweezers are not only cute and effective but they support a great cause. Proceeds from Precision in Pink benefit CancerCare, an organization that supports cancer patients and their families.
3. Clinique Lip Gloss Keychain ($18.50, sephora.com) This is a limited-edition key chain that comes with three mini Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Air Kiss, Kissyfit and Whisper. Plus the super cute key chain comes with two charms—a Clinique “C” and Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon. Sold exclusively at Sephora, $10 of each purchase of Great Lips, Great Cause will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation during October.
4. Estee Lauder is doing something unique this year. They are inviting all survivors, supporters, and anybody who has been touched by the disease to create a World Pink Mosaic Square as a way to virtually wear and share a pink ribbon. It’s really easy. All you have to do is choose a frame, upload your photo into the frame and add in your first name, where you’re from and a brief description of your experience. The square you create will become part of a much larger World Pink Mosaic that will place squares from around the globe together to create the world’s largest online breast cancer ribbon. They are asking people to share their square via Facebook and Twitter (just click on the “share” buttons on Brickfish) – they want to see as many World Pink mosaic squares as possible! You can check out some of their favorite mosaic squares on the new @WorldPink Twitter channel and on The Breast Cancer Research Foundations (BCRF) Facebook page.