Breast Cancer Awareness: Most Value for the Pink Dollar

most value for the pink dollar

Before you shop pink, it’s important to do a little bit of research so you can make your purchase count during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Find out how much (if any) money from your purchase will go to a breast cancer program and what organization it will go to. You may be surprised just how much the amount varies.

We rounded up some top products you can buy this October to help the cause, in which some give back as much as 100% of the  proceeds! So whether you want perfume or tanks, moisturizers or tote bags, you can find a product that does a whole lot of good.

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Solid Perfume Compact | $49.50

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Here’s a product that will not only make you smell great but feel great. All 100% of the retail price will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The non-profit was founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993. Another bonus–this product keeps giving back well beyond October. You have until June 2015 to purchase.

American Eagle Outfitters Bright Pink Charley Bra | $19.99

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Buy this limited edition bra and 100% of the sales will go to Bright Pink!, a non-profit that focuses on early detection and prevention of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

Nancy Rose Pink Tanks | $40

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Buy a pink workout tank from Nancy Rose Performance and 100% of the profits will go to Walk the Walk America. Consider wearing yours to train for Walk the Walk’s MoonWalk in New York City–an overnight full and half marathon where thousands wear festive decorated bras to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer initiatives.

Lands’ End Pink Thread Project

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Through October 31, apply any one of six pink thread icons on a Lands’ End item and 75% of the $6 embroidery fee will be donated to The beauty of this fundraiser is the choice is in your hands. You get to choose the item you want, from totes and towels to shirts and scarves.

Tory Burch York Small Buckle Tote | $245

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This tote has a lot going for it. It’s made of scratch-resistant leather with gold hardware and has a padded compartment for your iPad and just about everything else. Most importantly, 20% of the purchase price (up to $35,000 in funds total) will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Products | $50-$125

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Who doesn’t love a Ralph Lauren polo? Well this polo gives 25% of the purchase price to the Pink Pony Fund of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation, which supports programs for screening, early diagnosis, treatment, research and patient navigation.

Clinique Great Skin, Great Cause Breast Cancer Awareness Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ | $38

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Buy a specially marked bottle of Clinique’s famous Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and $10 will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Plus, you’ll get a breast cancer awareness key ring.

Panera Bread Pink Ribbon Bagel | $1.29

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On your way to the mall, stop at Panera Bread and pick up their Pink Ribbon Bagel. Not only will a portion of your purchase support the cause but it’s full of deliciousness like cherry flavored chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar.