Tuesday, October 02, 2007

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Last year I found a lump in my breast and that kicked off several months of testing and finally surgery. It was scary and I went through an emotional time wondering if I was going to die or live or have my breasts removed or any other scenerio you can imagine. Luckily, everything turned out to be okay and the abnormal cells were all removed and were not yet cancer. Breast cancer has a very important place in my life as my mother and both grandmothers had cancer.

As you know by now I'm sure, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The following are just some of the companies that will be donating a percentage of sales (of these products) to fighting Breast Cancer.


DuWop Purse Your Lips
DuWop introduces Purse Your Lips: an adorable pink miniature purse with a wrist chain strap filled with DuWop’s Pink Shimmer Lip Venom. A portion of the proceeds from Purse Your Lips will be given to CEW’s Cancer and Careers, an organization that helps provide inspiration and insight to working women living with cancer.
Price: $24, Available at Sephora.







DARPHIN Rose Aromatic Care for BCA
Darphin honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their signature Rose Aromatic Care. This aromatic, soothing essence contains rose oil, hazelnut, evening primrose and sweet almond oils. This unique essential oil softens smoothes and helps guard against free radical damage. A very special limited-edition bright pink bottle was created in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Price: $75.00 with a 15% donation throughout the month of October to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Available at www.darphin.com




philosophy - shower for the cure
shower for the cure is philosophy's pink ribbon shower gel - a creamy all-in-one formula that can be used as a shampoo, shower gel or bubble bath. this long-time philosophy favorite contains a touch of milk proteins and fruit essences to provide a delightful experience for your senses. shower for the cure represents the spirit of every woman and 100% of the philosophy net proceeds from the shower for the cure is donated to the Women's Cancer Research Fund. please note that this product is non-refundable. the memorable scent and poem on the pink ribbon shower gel was inspired by the unforgettable charity event, one of hollywood's most beloved occasions which is held every spring and is chaired by Rita Wilson and Kate Capshaw.
Price: $20, Available at www.philosophy.com.



Hidalgo Breast Cancer Awareness Ring
A Reminder Around Your Finger… Show the support for yourself or the thousands of women that have dealt, endured AND won the fight against breast cancer with a daily reminder. Hidalgo’s breast cancer ring, made from enamel and 18k gold, is something a woman can hold onto and forever embrace.
Price: $725, Available at www.Hidalgojewelry.com




Airplus Plain Spa Therapy
Implus honors Breast Cancer Awareness by featuring Airplus Plain Spa Therapy sock. These cozy, comfy socks are the perfect accessory to slip on after a long day of running around and being busy in painful heels…however, we women can still feel feminine with the pink accent. Best of all? These socks are affiliated with Breast Cancer Awareness, with part of the proceeds benefiting further research.
Price: $4.99, Available at Implus.com
Elemis Time for Awareness
Elemis Britain’s leading skincare and spa brand is once again proud to be supporting The Lavender Trust. Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment Neck & Bust applied on and around the neck and bust area morning and night will dramatically reduces skin crepiness by 33% and firms skin by 17%, with a 14% increase in elasticity*, helping to visibly minimize the signs of ageing. While you are applying Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment Neck and Bust, be aware of how your breasts feel, so that you can spot any changes and respond to them.
Price: $89.00 with a 10% donation to The Lavender Trust, Available at Nordstrom.com


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