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101 ways to shop pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month

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Give back and shop pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and companies around the globe have created and designated certain products with proceeds from their sale going to various breast cancer awareness, research and support organizations. If you are shopping for fashion or beauty products this October, shop pink!

Hanky Panky panties

The National Cancer Institute estimates there will be 182,460 women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and 40,480 female deaths due to the disease. During October, shop "pink" items and a portion of the price will be donated to breast cancer causes. Not only are there hundreds of fantastic items to choose from, you will be giving back to a worthwhile cause while shop.

We have compiled a list of over 101 such items. By no means is this a comprehensive list, as hundreds of companies have such offers. Organizations that benefit include the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and many others.

Pink bridal gowns and more

Watters Bridal Gown

Getting married soon? Brides magazine gathered 21 of the world's most celebrated dress designers and asked each to create a pink wedding wedding gown. These bridal gowns will be in stores in October, with a portion of sales going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. On October 14th, their "Something Pink" issue hits stands in which they reveal the dresses as well as features dedicated to the fight against the disease. The designers include Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, and Reem Acra just to name a few.

Michael Kors will donate 50% of the retail price of the Michael Kors Ribbon Tote to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This ecru canvas tote bag with pink BCRF ribbon charm is available at Michael Kors Lifestyle stores.

David Z. will be donating $100,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in connection with the sales of the UGG Classic Tall boot coming exclusively to David Z. in a leopard print.

Belmama and Cherub is donating 5% of its online sales of the pink Shower Hug during October to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The PursePal purse hook is donating $5 from the sale of a number of their designs to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Become is donating 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the "Trio Basics" (Cleanser, Toner & Day Cream) set for the entire month of October.

In October, the Beautyblender will donate 10% of all sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Throughout October, all proceeds of the Peonia Romantico fragrance will go to the Gilda's Club for breast cancer research.

Optic Nerve will donate $4 from each Toby sunglasses sold to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation with a guaranteed minimum donation of $25,000.

Hard Rock International will be donating 15% of the retail price of their "Pinktober" 2008 Breast Cancer Baby Doll T-Shirt and 75% of the retail price of their "Pinktober" 2008 Breast Cancer Pin to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Feel your boobies

Alfred Angelo is partnering with the Feel Your Boobies Foundation for the month, kicking off at their new Allentown, PA retail store Grand Opening on October 4, 2008. A portion of sales on all bridal gowns during October, in all of their Alfred Angelo retail stores, will go to FYBF.

Alexa's Angels will donate a portion of the proceeds from each sale in their Believe for a Cure jewelry collection to the fight against breast cancer.

Target offers a great collection of pink themed products benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Wrangler's Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) campaign not only donates a portion of sales in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the campaign continues its efforts raising money year-round.

Ann Veronica Handprints donates 10% of all sales (not just proceeds) from their Bravery print handbags and accessories to breast cancer research.

Two percent of profits generated by the sale of the Artemis Woman Heel Smoother in PINK will go to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.

Zensual, Aphrodisiac, Cor, and emerginC teamed up with the Libby Ross Foundation to help in the fight against breast cancer and to raise awareness by donating 10% to 30% of all proceeds for the month of October.

Rimistyle will donate proceeds from their Pink Geometric Cuff to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Pangea Collection is donating a percentage of proceeds from their Sterling Silver Heart Bracelet to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Peppermint Foot Therapy is donating a percentage of proceeds from their entire collection to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Nail Tek File

Nail Tek has designed a special Swarovski edition of their well known Crystal Nail File for Breast Cancer Awareness. Nail Tek will be donating 25% of the proceeds to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness.

Iredale Mineral Cosmetics will donate $2 from each of the jane iredale In The Pink PureGloss sold (with a minimum donation of $25,000) to Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC)

TeleBrands, the company responsible for the Pink PedEgg, is giving $50,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Portion of the proceeds will be donated to breast cancer awareness for every special pink ribbon Straptini that is sold.

Keep shopping - on the next page you will find everything from haircare products to a pink thong!

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