BUY AND GIVE
This month marks the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). The tireless efforts of service organizations, medical associations, and government agencies have yielded invaluable research and empowered women from all walks of life to take charge of their breast health. Now you can do your part and give back in style. Thanks to corporations that support NBCAM, proceeds from select products directly fund the crusade against breast cancer. Here is the seasons cream of the think-pink crop:
1 Oakleys Dangerous & Commit Special Edition Performance Sunglasses $150 and $180, www.oakley.com
*Twenty dollars from each sale is donated to the Young Survival Coalition.
2 White House Black Market Give Hope Pink Girlfriend Watch $58, www.whitehouseblackmarket.com
*One hundred percent of net proceeds (up to $200,000) goes to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
3 Smashbox Photo Finish Pout Lipstick, designed by Diane Von Furstenberg $22, www.smashbox.com
*A portion of the proceeds benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure Los Angeles.
4 Fuchsia momAgenda Desktop $42, www.momagenda.com
*Twenty percent of sales goes to the Breast Cancer Alliance.
5 Vosges Haut Chocolat Goji Bar $7 each or $33 for four-bar set, www.vosgeschocolate.com
*Ten percent of sales of the Goji Bar goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure .
6 Mama Mios (firming and lifting) Boob Tube $45, www.mamamio.com
*One dollar for every tube sold at MamaMio.com in October goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
7 Vado Pocket Video Camera $99, us.creative.com
*Ten percent of the proceeds goes to the Pink Agenda, an organization connected to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
8 Prescriptives Pink Ribbon Palette for Cheeks and Eyes $48, www.prescriptives.com
*Up to $20,000 of the total North American sales goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
9 Re-usable Everywhere Bag by Flypaper $10 at Carson Pirie Scott or www.bonton.com and www.fl ypaper.bz
*A portion of the proceeds benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, and the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa.
Sheryl Crow is a fan of this multitasking bag (think laundry or shopping), which clips on to the side of a cart for easy transport and loading.
10 Ella Moss Jersey Knot Front Sleeveless Top $49 at Barneys, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and www.ellamoss.com
*Five dollars from the sale of each top goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (up to $20,000).
11 Pink Pony Collection by Ralph Lauren Yoga Mat with Matching Bag $175, www.ralphlauren.com
*Ten percent of the proceeds is directed to the Pink Pony Fund, Polo Ralph Laurens breast cancer foundation.
12 Magnolia Bakery Pink Ribbon cupcake and I Cupcake NY T-shirts $3 and $20 respectively, www.magnoliabakery.com
*Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of the I Cupcake NY shirts and 50 cents from the sale of each pink-ribbon cupcake go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.