October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You can help celebrate the 20 years Rethink Breast Cancer has worked on behalf of those affected by the disease by directly donating every time you shop. Please think pink and support this very worthy cause. Here’s how. —Catherine Dunwoody
Jewelry designe David Yurman has been raising funds every October for cancer research for 13 years with a limited-edition assortment of pink jewelry. New this year is the Renaissance Cable Bracelet in aluminum and pink acrylic, and a narrower Cable Bracelet in pink rubber.
Lohn’s limited-edition soy candle called Forever Forward has notes of pink grapefruit, palmarosa, cedarwood, patchouli and basil, with 50 per cent of each candle sold ($40 apiece) will be donated to Rethink Breast Cancer.
Manta was created by owner Tim Binnington for his wife who lost her hair after receiving treatment for breast cancer, and this brush ($42) is as gentle as running your fingers through it. Best: 20 per cent of proceeds will support the charity.
Smythe will donate $50 to Rethink Breast Cancer from every Duchess Blazer in Rethink Pink sold ($695).
Unwrapped Life, a plastic-free haircare brand founded by two sisters whose mother is a two-time breast cancer survivor, has committed to donating half of sale proceeds from the Booby Bundle ($58), which includes shampoo and conditioner, a limited-edition pink dish and travel tins.
Designed and made in Montreal, Doggy Bathroom is a litter box for small and medium-sized dogs made of all recyclable plastic; it just launched the #switch2pink campaign that donates all revenue from the purchase of the pink base ($49) to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Donate your used bras to La Vie En Rose and not only will they be repurposed, but $1 will be donated to organizations that work with women affected by breast cancer. As well, purchase this Be Your Own Breast Friend T-shirt and $10 from each will be donated.