Pink Power Products: Breast Cancer Awareness Goodie Guide

Make shopping a beautiful thing when you purchase products that support and benefit breast cancer initiatives. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month we have put together a guide of the hottest fashion and beauty goodies that will help you think pink.

ESSENCE.COM Oct, 21, 2009

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Versace Breast Cancer Awareness Bright Crystal Gift Set, $64 ($93 Value),, was inspired by a mixture of Donatella Versace’s favorite floral fragrances and 3 percent of the proceeds from this gift set will go to support the fight against breast cancer.

DKNY will make a donation of $15,000 in connection with the sales of DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, $70,, to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Torrid, the destination for plus-size fashion, has created a collection of stylish and cheeky Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts with phrases like “Save the Tat-tas” and “Care to be Aware.” The affordable tees go for only $28,, and 20 percent of the proceeds go to National Breast Cancer Foundation. If you’re in the mood for giving, anyone who makes a donation through Torrid receives 10 percent off their purchase. Get shopping!

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Check out a few of our pretty-in-pink shades that celebrate the beauty of giving to the the Breast Cancer Awareness Cause.

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Help provide early diagnoses and life-saving treatments.

Sign up for a clinical trial with, developed by the University of California, San Francisco. It’s a nonprofit clinical trial matching service started by two former breast cancer patients, one of which died from her 12-year battle with the disease. Clinical trials are a really important way for cancer patients, survivors and those who are at risk, especially Black women, to share information.

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Olympic gold medalist Denise Lewis, who lost her grandmother to breast cancer, lends her support at the Breast Cancer Care 2009 Fashion Show at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, England, this month.

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In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Keds has created a limited-edition Pink Ribbon Champion®, $40, exclusively at One-hundred percent of the sales from this shoe will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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The “Get Checked!” Tote by Harveys Original Seatbeltbag, $138,, and at any Harveys retail store, is a special Breast Cancer awareness tote designed for and inspired by women, of all ages, who are either affected firsthand, at high risk or simply want to support the cause. The “Get Checked!” Tote is less than subtle, it’s an in-your-face reminder for women of all ages to get checked regularly and stay healthy.

$75 of the purchase price will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Pamper your lips with a silky pink hue that will aid a great cause with each application.

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Divas For A Cure (DFAC) is a national nonprofit organization of Black and Latina women who ride motorcycles across country to increase awareness and raise funds to support a cure for breast cancer. Based in California, the organization is supported by Harley-Davidson Motor Company and has donated over $110,000 to the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. This year, Peggy Llewellyn, NHRA Pro Stock Motorcyclist and first woman of color to ever win a professional motorsports event, will serve as its national spokesperson. For more information, visit

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Singers Jamelia and Beverley Knight show some love at the Samsung Pink Ribbon Breast Awareness Day at Westfield in London, England.

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Make every step you take a powerfully pink one when you wear the latest Lulu Pink Ribbon SwitchFlop by Lindsay Phillips, $35, This special edition pink flat features the Breast Cancer Awareness pink ribbon and 25 percent of the purchase price will be donated to Breast Cancer Research.

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During the month of October, 50 percent of sales proceeds from the Love Light Candle, $24,, benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. You’ll feel good burning this light and fresh scented candle that fills the room with unassuming pleasure.

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Intermix has teamed up with world-renowned artist Marilyn Minter to create a limited edition tote bag featuring a still image from Minter’s provocative eight-minute film “Green Pink Caviar” (2009). The screen-printed, 10-oz cotton totes will retail for $48 exclusively at all Intermix stores.

Proceeds from the tote will benefit Bright Pink, a nonprofit breast & ovarian cancer organization dedicated to early detection, awareness and education.

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Join Maimah Karmo, executive director of the Tigerlily Foundation,, and several political figures who recently announced the need for the Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act (EARLY Act). This will direct the Centers for Disease Control to develop and implement a national education campaign to increase awareness of the threats posed by breast cancer in young women of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Contact your local congressperson to say you support this bill.

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Bobbi Brown Cosmetics serves up some serious pink power with the Pink Ribbon Collection $40, The limited edition lip set features an exclusive new shade, Blush Pink Creamy Lip Color, and a limited edition Pink Crystal Glitter Lip Balm, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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If you support breast cancer research, bat your lashes with these megawatt lash blaster enhancers.

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“Dancing With the Stars” beauty Mya has supported the cure ever since her mother, Theresa Harrison, then 42, had her first mammogram and found a cancerous tumor. “I knew she’d get through it, but I was also very, very scared. I was a little ignorant as to what breast cancer was,” says the star to SELF. “Now that I’m aware that I’m at risk, I’m taking care of myself.”

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Help fund breast cancer research by shopping at the’s online store where they guarantee that every product you buy goes to fund mammograms for women in need. Purchase everything from pink ribbon-stamped fleece vests to pink ribbon and hearts rain boots—all for a reasonable price.

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Join the crusade when you purchase the Avon’s Breast Cancer Crusade Moisturizing Bar Soap, $4,, 100 percent of the profits ($3.31) will be donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Suki has partnered with Breast Cancer Action to urge women to “think before you pink.” The campaign aims to advance changes in policy and decreasing environmental exposure to chemicals that may play a hand in causing breast cancer. SUKI Sensitive Cleansing Bar, $10.95, can be purchased at

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Show your support for breast cancer awareness when you carry the AVON Crusade Tote Bag Designed by Marimekko, $10, This tote is perfect gym bag or to carry when running errands.

More than 742,000 U.S. AVON representatives raise funds to eliminate breast cancer and domestic violence by selling AVON products like these—not just in October, but year round, every year since 1993!

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Every time you paint your pretty pointers you’ll know you’re helping to bring awareness and aid breast cancer research. Now, that’s what we call a charitable manicure.

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Up for some exercise? Find a walk or run in your area that supports breast cancer research. There’s the Avon Walks for Breast Cancer, the Komen Walks for Breast Cancer or the Long Island 2-Day Breast Cancer Walk (LI2DAY), which raises money for the South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Cancer Center, which provides breast cancer screening, early detection/diagnosis, and follow-up treatment programs specifically for underserved and minority patients. More than 300 walkers participated in the two-day, 35-mile walk held on June 6 -7 and resulted in $300,000.

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Make shopping a beautiful thing when you purchase products that support and benefit breast cancer initiatives. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month we have put together a guide of the hottest fashion and beauty goodies that will help you think pink.

By Qianna Smith
Additional Reporting by Wendy L. Wilson