This October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This program began 1985, and through its tremendous awareness efforts, the mammography rates for women 50 or older have double, and the amount of deaths related to breast cancer have declined. One of the purposes of the organization and month long awareness promotion is to encourage all women to screen and prevent breast cancer by doing breast self-examinations once a month as well as seeing a doctor and having a mammogram done regularly.
Breast cancer increases with age (rare in women under age 35), but it’s never too early to start preventative measures and talking with your doctor about getting tested and how to reduce your risk.
For more information, visit www.nbcam.org, where you can learn about the disease, its stages, prevention, treatment, and get support.
Learn & Do More: Donate to the Cause
Beauty is not only skin deep–many beauty lines are taking a stand and promotiong awareness as it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering to donate a portion of sales/proceeds from certain products that are purchased.
Check out how you can get your beauty fix and support the cause at the same time by reading on.
Sweet Grass Farm offers Pink Carnation & Peppercorn Soy Wax Candle as well as the Hope, Courage, & Faith Fragrance Stick Set (pictured above). This fragrant set is exotic smelling, not too sweet and a touch spicy. It makes a great home accent, too – place it on a coffee table, end table, or even your dresser. To purchase these items, visit www.sweetgrassonline.com.
PEPPERMINT Foot Therapy is supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness month by donating 25 cents of every sale of its Peppermint Foot Therapy collection to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrfure.org). Give yourself an at-home pedicure with their foot soak and revitalize your feet with their matching spray. They also have relaxing foot salts, foot mud mask, foot scrubs, massaging foot butter, and cracked heal treatments! What more could a girl ask for? See the whole collection at www.uppercanadasoap.com.
vedaMAMA will donate 25% of each sale of their vedaMAMA RELAX body butter cream to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrfcure.com). This cream is a combination of ancient ayurvedic principles of balance and health, herbal remedies for calming and soothing and the highest standards of ecellence in modern skincare. Their philosophy is about simply natural and honestly pure skincare products — no hidden chemicals or misleading labels. Visit www.vedapure.com to check out RELAX (heaven on the skin!).
VonNatur has also donated these four products to the cause. They will donate 10% of sales of: At First Blusdh Cheek Color, Normalize Concealer, Calcite and Morganite Eye Colors, Snowdrop Lip Shimmer, and Female Balancing Perfume Balm to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The eye colors are gorgeous loose powder with subtle shimmer, and obviously in shades of darling pink. The blusher is a lovely cool pink that will be great for this winter. The perfume balm is said to help balance hormones in women of all ages, and hey, what woman doesn’t want that? Make your purchases at www.vonnatur.com.
FACEatelier is donating 20% of sales of its “Rhapsody in Pink” lipstick collection to the National Breast Cancer Founation for October. The collection consists of four colors: Candy Floss, Diamond Pink, Pink Cashmere, and Pink Sizzle. Pictured here are Diamond Pink (left) and Pink Sizzle (right). Pigmented and with great texture, these are lovely pink shades for any lady. I adore Pink Sizzle for its vibrancy and subtle shimmer. Head over to www.faceatelier.com to learn more.