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The Link List: Pink Products For Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Now, before I start the bonanza I think it’s only fair that we bring up the fact that it’s not easy to find out exactly how much money actually makes it to BCA organizations. After all, it does make the most sense to donate directly to the organization of your choice to ensure your money is going where you’d like it to go.  Many companies use these highly publicized campaigns purely as a good PR tactic, or to cash in on the fervor.  The blog Tempt’d went as far to not only declare that they were not going to post about any pink products, due to the blatant and untrustable “Pinkwashing” going on in the industry.  Others do not support pink beauty products because of the lack of thought behind the chemicals that are used in products that may be culprits in causing cancer in the first place. Visit Think Before You Pink and Campaign For Safe Cosmetics to educate yourself on the facts.

All of that said, this is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and one can’t deny that all of the pink products create a constant reminder; a persistent message that we should all be aware of the fight against this all too common disease. Whether you buy something pink, donate directly to the organization of your choice, volunteer, celebrate a survivor, help a friend, loved one, or stranger fight the fight, or take the time out to check your own breast health, at least you have done something. Now, on to that list….

♥♥ InStyle has a feature on 39 Pink Products in Fashion, Beauty, Accessories and Home, from Tory Burch to an M-Edge Kindle Cover.

♥♥ features Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil, Tumi’s Pink & Paisley Collection, Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra Pendant, and Prescriptives Pink Ribbon Palette.

♥♥ The Beauty Girl has a list of 7 products from Orbit Bubble Gum to OPI nail polish to Elizabeth Hurley’s Lip Design Collection.

♥♥ Essie released a Pink shade of nail polish called “Yes We Can, Pink!”  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women affected by breast cancer. Via Krissie 90220

♥♥ 15 Minute Beauty Addict has the haps on the Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Pink Ribbon collection.

♥♥ Visit to find out more about their Pink Croc collection to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  The collection has feel good beach wear, ranging from a towel to sunglasses a beach tote and flip flops, accessories like a watch and belt, and of course, there’s an iconic pink Lacoste gator polo

♥♥ Fashion Indie shows us the Marilyn Minter X Intermix Collabo “Bright Pink” Tote Bag. It’s pretty hot.

♥♥ Proctor & Gamble and Target have teamed up to raise money and promote MyPinkPlan, a joint effort from P&G and NBCF to help women create and follow their own cancer prevention plan. Via PR Newswire.

♥♥ David Yurman has two Breast Cancer pink themed dog tags for sale, with a portion of the procceeds benefitting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

♥♥ Sony Electronics is Thinking Pink and would like you to join them with purchase of one of their Pink products like the VAIO Notebook PC, or the Rose Reader Pocket Edition.

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2 Responses to “The Link List: Pink Products For Breast Cancer Awareness”

  1. Hotstepper,

    Great post! Thank you so much for mentioning the work of Breast Cancer Action. Continue to help us spread the word, challenge assumptions, and inspire change.

    Breast Cancer Action

  2. Breast Cancer Action says:

    What the Cluck? Tell KFC and Susan G. Komen for the Cure to stop pinkwashing!
    With their “Buckets for the Cure” campaign, KFC and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are telling us to buy buckets of unhealthy food to cure a disease that kills women. When a company purports to care about breast cancer by promoting a pink ribboned product, but manufactures products that are linked to the disease, we call that pinkwashing. Make no mistake–every pink bucket purchase will do more to benefit KFC’s bottom line than it will to cure breast cancer. Join us in telling KFC and Susan G. Komen for the Cure to rethink this pinkwashing partnership.


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