By Noah Henry • October 02, 2013
According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. In 2012, almost 40,000 women will die from the disease. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and when you look around, you’ll see people wearing pink ribbons, pins, and wristbands in honor of the campaign.
It is the goal of breast cancer awareness to bring attention to the importance of early detection. Since breast cancer is such a tragic reality that affects the lives of millions annually, it is a benefit to all to support the cause in any way possible. One way you can do this is to shop for a cause. There are many retailers that support breast cancer awareness month, holding special promotions while providing percentage donations to groups that fund research to fight against the disease. If you’re wondering how you too can do your part, start by supporting the following stores—all of which give tremendously to the cause.
The one thing better than showing your pink pride is doing it in style. Zazzle brings cool to the cause, selling inspiring tees with catchy phraseology. And you don’t have to spill your beans to do so with Zazzle offering 50% off on select tees with code DBLSHIRTDEAL.
Another go-to for pink products is the Breast Cancer Site. A project by GreaterGood, the Breast Cancer Site is your source for any and all things related to the fight against breast cancer. Every item you by provides free mammograms. They have everything from apparel and footwear to totes purses and bags, but here’s a sampling of their jewelry. Ornament yourself in beauty (code BCSFIVE gives you $5 off orders over $30).
1. Pink Ribbon Cable Bracelet - $8.99
2. Pink Ribbon Stretch Ring - $12.95
3. Pink Ribbon Car Magnet - $2.99
4. Wings of an Angel Pink Ribbon Necklace - $8.99
Tis’ the NFL season and many teams are raising the awareness through ribbons on their jerseys. NFL Shop is doing the same with their A Crucial Catch campaign. Dress for the big game in support of this cause with $10 off orders over $120 for the month of October with code PRONFL10.
At Bling Jewelry, 20% of the proceeds from sales on their Breast Cancer Awareness page go to the Breast cancer Research Foundation. Not only will you be spreading awareness with beautiful pieces like the ones provided below, you’ll also be giving to a beautiful foundation notorious for its far-reaching efforts. With these lustrous gems, you surely won’t be compromising quality.
1. For The Cure Pin - $19.99
2. Blush Bloom Earrings - $34.99
3. Pink Swan Brooch
Café Press—the reigning king of everything customized—is shaving off $15 on orders over $50. This includes their expansive and eclectic array of breast cancer awareness products, which span iPhone cases to mugs to doggy tees to human tees. Those who want to creatively express their advocacy can choose from sweet pink items like these (pro tip: use code CERT15).
1. Breast Cancer Miss Mom iPhone Case - $16.95
2. I Wear Pink for My Mommy Dog Tee - $19.50
3. One Day at a Time Tile Coaster - $12.50
4. I Wear Pink for My Mom Mug - $13.49
Families and organizations supporting breast cancer awareness can send their tidings with amazing pink-themed card from Snapfish, which is current offing the to-die-for promotion of 37% off with code 37SITE. To boot, Snapfish is selecting four events to sponsor during October, and as part of the Pink Gives! promotion, they’re donating 30% of every purchase to Komen for the Cure.
Give your support this October, and together we can kick cancer’s butt.
Noah Henry Noah Henry is an amateur movie critic, foodie, bowler, and beer reviewer. But he's no amateur when it comes to saving money, so listen up!