Virtually everyone is touched by breast cancer — whether it’s a family member, friend, coworker, mentor, or even someone close to another loved one, the long reach of this disease means the desire for a cure is high.
Every October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a key time of year to raise funds in hopes of finding a cure for breast cancer. But perhaps more importantly, it’s also a time to encourage women of all ages to practice good breast health, including regular self-examinations and mammograms.
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016, consider picking up something pink to show your support. While many pink products also benefit breast cancer charities, it may be as simple as wearing something pink to remind a woman in your life about the importance of breast cancer screening. I’ve picked out 31 pink products to help you raise breast cancer awareness — one for every day of the month!
1. Pink Pony Crewneck Sweatshirt, $98.50 at Ralph Lauren
The team at Ralph Lauren is so dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer, they’ve got an exclusive Pink Pony collection and a global campaign that directs at least 25 percent of your purchase toward breast cancer charities. I love the cheerful hue of this pink sweater, but you can also pick up subtle grey, white, and black items with a pink logo instead.
2. KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer, $569.99 at KitchenAid
Everything really is prettier in pink, including this retro-hued pastel stand mixer that can whip up the sweetest of homemade treats. Plus, KitchenAid donates nearly half a million dollars each year to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
3. La Mer “The Breast Cancer Awareness Lip Balm,” $60 at Bergdorf Goodman
This ultra-potent lip balm is concocted with La Mer’s signature Miracle Broth™ to boost moisture and prevent further damage. With a refreshing minty flavor, $10 from each purchase of this balm will go toward breast cancer charities.
If you love beauty products, check out Clinique’s Pink Ribbon Limited Editions. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
4. UA Power in Pink Armour Mid Sports Bra, $24.99 at Under Armour
How about an item for breast cancer awareness month that actually supports your gals? This skin-tight, stretchy, yet supportive sports bra is part of Under Armour’s Power in Pink Collection in support of the Susan G. Komen foundation.
5. Breast Cancer Awareness Slim Clipboard Storage Box, $12.29 at OfficeMax
With plenty of space to stash your pencils and notepaper, this handy clipboard/storage box is a great accessory if you’re constantly moving from meeting to meeting. Plus, a portion of sales go toward the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
6. Estee Lauder ‘Pink Perfection’ Lip, Eye & Face Palette, $35 at Lord & Taylor
Want to look good and feel even better? This cute, purse-sized mirrored cosmetics tote contains a blush and four shadows, plus a rich pink lipstick in a universally flattering hue. And 100 percent of the retail price will go toward the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.
7. Nest Fragrances Passion Breast Cancer Awareness Candle, $38 at Saks Fifth Avenue
This magenta-toned candle packs a garden’s worth of scents into every whiff — including dewy garden roses and blooming peony. Created for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 10 percent of sales go back to the organization.
8. Charity Heart Miniaudiere, $178 at Whiting & Davis
Celebrate in support of a cause when you pick up the pink version of this sparkly heart-shaped clutch. Twenty-five percent of proceeds go toward the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, while this sweet heart bag is a perfect conversation starter to talk about a cure.
9. Cure 5-Pack Hair Ties, $13 at EMI JAY
Even a simple hair tie can be a reminder to get screened for breast cancer. EMI JAY actually has a bunch of hair tie packs where 20 percent of the profits are donated to Bright Pink, which promotes breast health awareness to young women.
10. Cuff-Daddy Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Cufflinks, $34.99 at Amazon
Yes, breast cancer is primarily (but not exclusively!) a disease that affects women, but what man doesn’t have a wife, daughter, sibling, or mother in his life that he’d love to show support for?
11. Breast Cancer Floral Tote Bag, $12 at Avon
One of the best-known brands in the world for using the color pink is naturally a supporter of pink ribbon month. This cute tote is great for stashing snacks and your book club read — and starting up a conversation about breast cancer screening.
12. ghd Electric Pink Platinum Professional Styler, $249 at Sephora
Get perfectly pressed and ultra-shiny hair in a matter of seconds with this super effective straightener. Plus, $5 from every styler sold goes toward Look Good, Feel Better, a charity that supports women battling cancer.
13. Wicking Spliced Active Legging with Pockets, $49.95-$54.95 at Lane Bryant
Comfortable yet boldly stylish, these active leggings offer supportive stretch and handy pockets for all your essentials. I especially love the rosy color pops and the subtle pink ribbon print.
14. Smell the Roses Hydration Spray, $29 at Jane Iredale
One spritz of this lightweight spray and your skin will instantly look dewy and refreshed. Every year, Jane Iredale creates limited edition products, with 100 percent of profits going toward Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
15. Breast Cancer Awareness Floating Ribbon Multi-Colored Crystals Locket Pendant, $18.99 at Sears
This subtle, elegant locket features a bevy of floating gems and charms that show your support of breast cancer awareness month. Best of all, the price makes it a great gift idea for any fighters, survivors, or fundraisers in your life.
16. Aveda hand relief™ Breast Cancer Research Foundation Moisturizer, $26 at Nordstrom
Show your support for breast cancer charities all month long — just keep this ultra-soothing hand lotion perched prominently on your desk and your coworkers will come flocking to try it out.
Mixing exfoliating fruit acids with anti-aging antioxidants, your purchase of this richly moisturizing lotion also results in $4 being donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for cruelty-free research.
17. Women’s Pink Ribbon Osito 2 Jacket, $99-$119 at The North Face
This touchably soft sweater is the perfect thing to pull on as the temperature starts to drop in October. Finished off with a pink ribbon on the sleeve, feel good about The North Face’s commitment to supporting Boarding for Breast Cancer and the Breast Cancer Fund.
18. Metrokane Pink Rabbit Corkscrew, $45 at Wine Cooler Direct
Pop a bottle in celebration of finding a cure with this easy-to-use corkscrew. The pretty pink color isn’t just for show — 5 percent of every purchase goes toward the Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for research.
19. Pink Ribbon 990v4 Running Shoes, $164.99 at New Balance
Pound the ground for the cure with these hot pink sneakers. Completely comfortable for any breast cancer charity runs, these snazzy sneakers are part of New Balance’s impressive Lace Up For The Cure collection in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
20. COACH Swarovski & Mineral Crystal Leather Strap Breast Cancer Awareness Watch, $225 at Lord & Taylor
Breast cancer awareness can be a year-round style statement. This petal pink watch features glittering Swarovski crystals and a rose gold case for a pretty, functional piece that also contributes 10 percent of the purchase price toward breast cancer causes.
21. Marion Embossed Metallic Smartphone Wristlet, $175 at Tory Burch
Drop all that weekday baggage and go out on the town with this metallic pink wristlet. Featuring a slot for your smartphone, this compact carry-all is the perfect way to keep all your necessities with you without lugging around a heavy purse. Plus, Tory Burch will donate 20 percent to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation during October.
22. Pink Grace Bouquet, From $54.95 at Teleflora
Show someone you love them with this radiant, fragrant bunch of roses, carnations, and alstroemeria. Plus, feel extra good with every inhale of their delicate scent — 15 percent of your purchase price went to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
23. New York Giants NFL Breast Cancer Awareness Official 39THIRTY Cap, $31.99 at New Era
Your favorite NFL teams are getting in on the action, with this cool lineup of heathered grey caps featuring bright pops of pink. While I’ve highlighted the New York Giants version here, every NFL team is represented.
24. Breast Cancer Awareness Proud Pink Supporter Juniors’ Tee, $9.99-$13.99 at Walmart
Designed and printed in the USA, this bright pink tee is a bold way to show your support this month. If you’re participating in a charity walk or run, pair it with your favorite working leggings for a cheerful, supportive look.
25. Deep Pink Fur-rific Beanbag, $87-$183 at PBteen
Outfit your rec room or bedroom with a fun, furry beanbag chair in a feminine hue. It’ll also be a great reminder come October to book a mammogram.
26. Wilson HOPE All Court Pink Tennis Balls, $3.59 at Dick’s Sporting Goods
If you’re working on your smash this October, do it in style with these preppy pink tennis balls. All items sold from Wilson’s HOPE collection generate donations, while Dick’s Sporting Goods offers free shipping on all Sport Your Support collection items.
27. Limited Edition Bright Pink Boybrief, $7.50 at American Eagle
This stretchy cotton boy brief knows who’s got the power. American Eagle will donate 100 percent to support Bright Pink when you purchase this brightly-colored pair of underwear or this pastel pink demi bra.
28. Yay Burpees Socks, $9.99 at Sox Box
Pull up your socks and get down to supporting cancer research with these fun, tongue-in-cheek socks. If you’re doing a fun run for charity this October, outfit your entire team for a cute look and a great cause.
29. Breast Cancer Ribbon Tie, $25 at Ties.com
Real men wear pink – especially when you’re showing solidarity with the millions of women (and men) impacted by breast cancer. This microfiber tie is a great way to catch the eyes of others and encourage breast health awareness.
30. Women’s Down Vest, $59 at Lands’ End
This down-filled vest is sure to keep your core warm even when the weather outside is frightful. It’s also one of six items you can personalize with a pink monogram or icon at Lands’ End — they’ll donate $4.50 of every $6 monogram fee to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
31. Gemstone Earrings, $34.50 at Loft
If you’re not big on pink, there’s nothing to worry about. You can still support survivors and breast cancer research by adding some sparkle to your ears with these delicate gemstone earrings. Loft will donate 60 percent to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.