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How you can raise money for breast cancer just by shopping

Rachel Sacks is a writer and editor in San Francisco, CA, where she also works to find deals and coupons for Goodshop as a content curator. Rachel writes about culture, music, health and other lifestyle topics. When she's not looking for...

Raising money for breast cancer can be as simple as shopping at the right places

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although we should stay updated on the latest research and donate to causes year round, this month is devoted in particular to increasing awareness of the disease. Several breast cancer charities, such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, work to raise funds for research into causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cures as well as support services for those affected.

Fortunately it’s incredibly easy to donate to or support these charities simply by shopping at any of these stores.

Estée Lauder

The cosmetics and skincare company has been working since 1992 to defeat breast cancer through education and medical research. They’ve partnered with more than 60 breast cancer organizations to support research and medical services, and were even responsible for the iconic pink ribbon as the universal symbol of breast health. Through the sale of Pink Ribbon products and donations the company’s many brands have (so far) raised over $65 million for research funds. Shop the Pink Perfection collection using these coupons to save money.

Lilly Pulitzer

"Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink” is fashion retailer Lilly Pulitzer's tagline and they stand by the belief that pink should be worn in abundance. This October 6-9, 10 percent of what you spend will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Donate 3 percent and support causes that help fundraise cancer research anytime by using these deals.

NFL Shop

The NFL may not be the first organization that comes to mind when you think of breast health, but the league has been committed to saving lives from cancer since 2009 with their Crucial Catch campaign, focused on the importance of regular breast cancer screenings. They’ve since raised over $15 million for the American Cancer Society. You can help contribute and save money by using these coupons.

Ralph Lauren

In addition to their classic American designs for men, women, kids and home decor, Ralph Lauren has also created the Pink Pony collection. For the entire month of October, the corporation matches every donation made to the Pink Pony Fund whose mission is to reduce disparities in cancer care and ensure everyone has access to quality treatment. You can shop the collection or other Ralph Lauren products and donate 2.5 percent to a nonprofit or charity.

Life is Good

Working to spread messages of hope, peace, love and optimism this company has a selection of positive apparel and gear designed to remind you of the good in everyday life. The Life is Good Kids Foundation works with child care organizations to positively impact the quality of care vulnerable children receive, and you can also use these deals to donate 2 percent of what you spend to a cause that supports breast cancer research this month.

The Breast Cancer Site

October isn’t the only month you can help support breast cancer awareness. The Breast Cancer Site works to fund mammograms, research and care every day, year-round through the sale of apparel, jewelry, gifts and more, some of which is part of their Pink Ribbon collection. With a simple click of the pink button you can either donate directly from the site, or purchase one of their items using these Goodshop coupons and an additional 3 percent will be donated.

Adam & Eve

One of the nation’s largest marketer of adult products, Adam & Eve offers a wide selection of erotic toys, adult movies, lingerie and more with a reputation for excellent customer service. Beyond selling top products, giving back is an important part of the company culture and they’ll match every dollar they raise to support causes from local animal shelters to breast cancer research.

10 percent of proceeds go to Breast Cancer Action when you purchase the Pink Ribbon Vibrator, and you can use deals at Goodshop to save more money and donate to another cause that supports breast cancer research. Be sure to also check out Adam & Eve’s Coupons for Good page for more deals and information on charities they support.

Blue Nile

Blue Nile has become one of the largest retailer of high-quality, certified diamonds and fine jewelry, with hundreds of products to choose from for whatever occasion you may be shopping for. You’ll always know what you’re buying and that you’ll be getting conflict-free, ethically sourced diamonds.

Additionally the company believes in the impact of community involvement and participates with local organizations as well as raising awareness for breast cancer with their Pink Ribbon Charm. You can save money on this charm while also donating 2.5 percent to a cause working to solve breast cancer, and visit the Blue Nile Coupons for Good Facebook page for more ways to save money and raise awareness of the disease.

Edible Arrangements

If you’re looking for a unique gift to give, Edible Arrangements work for many occasions. You can find plenty of gifts for someone’s birthday, anniversary or for a friend, co-worker or family member. In turn Edible Arrangements donates fresh fruit to local banks, help schools and community groups to support fundraising efforts, and have partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation since 2005. The company donates 10 percent of proceeds from their Breast Cancer Awareness collection (available every October) to the foundation.

You can find coupons to save money on an Edible Arrangements gift and donate to your favorite cause, while also learning more about the company’s efforts on their Coupons for Good page.


Fresh flowers are always another great option for gifts, and 1-800-Flowers offers a variety of services, from floral arrangements and bouquets for all occasions. The company also believes in giving back to the communities they serve by supporting numerous causes such as hunger, local recycling programs, advancement of young people and support of women’s health, including their pink ribbon inspired flowers, plants and gift baskets.

For the rest of the month, you can save 15 percent on any pink ribbon inspired gifts by using these Goodshop deals, donate 7 percent to a nonprofit or charity and check out more deals on 1-800-Flowers Coupons for Good Facebook page.

Be sure to check out Goodshop for even more stores and nonprofit organizations that donate to breast cancer research and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Rachel Sacks is a writer for

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