October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To honour the annual campaign, we selected our favourite products that make donations to causes that support breast cancer awareness and research. Learn more about the organizations that your favourite brands’ support. Wear or use these items with pride and remember that people with breast cancer and their families need our support 12 months a year.
The Cause: Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society’s breast cancer efforts support the cause in numerous ways. They fund research, provide education to help reduce the risk of cancer, provide support services and information and advocate to governments on cancer related issues.
Cashmere toilet paper has been a top 5 national contributor of the Canadian Cancer Society’s breast cancer efforts for over 15 years. 25 cents from each purchase of specially-marked Cashmere Ultra 3 ply toilet paper is contributed to breast cancer efforts at the Canadian Cancer Society (up to a maximum of $35,000).
The Cause: Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The mission of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation provides critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.
ESTÉE LAUDER’s Advanced Night Repair Serum with Pink Ribbon Sleeve Limited Edition Collectible – $132.00
September 2021–June 2022, or while supplies last, 20% of the purchase price, with a maximum donation of $261,000 will go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Advanced Night Repair serum for Fast Visible Repair and Youth-Generating Power, comes with a limited edition sleeve, honouring and supporting breast cancer awareness.
From September 2021–June 2022, or while supplies last, 100% of the purchase price, with a maximum donation of $582,000 will go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Limited Brave & Beautiful Collection includes deluxe travel sizes of Soft Clean Silky Hydrating Lotion, Resilience Multi-Effect Tri-Peptide Face and Neck Creme SPF/FPS 15, Resilience Multi-Effect Tri-Peptide Eye Crème, Pure Color Envy Color Replenish Lip Balm, a full size Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in 420 Rebellious Rose, cosmetic bag and matching eye mask.
From September 2021–June 2022, or while supplies last, 20% of the purchase price, with a maximum donation of $14,000 will go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Pink Ribbon Pin was inspired by Evelyn H. Lauder, who founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and it is a visible way to honour and support breast cancer awareness.
From October 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 (or while supplies Last) Jo Malone London will donate 50% of the purchase price of the Peony & Blush Suede 100ml Cologne with a maximum donation of $60,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The luxurious, seductive fragrance features a limited edition pink cap.
From September 26, 2021 – June 30, 2022 (or while supplies last), $10.00 from the purchase price of this product with a maximum donation of $350,000 will support cruelty-free research through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Hand Relief Moisturizing Crème will soothe dry hands and features the limited edition shampure aroma.
From September 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 (or while supplies last), 20% of the purchase price of Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer with a maximum donation of $20,000 will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The leave-in treatment defrizzes, detangles, protects and conditions dry, coarse, or brittle hair.
Clinique Great Skin, Great Cause Limited Edition Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ – $54.00
From September 15, 2021 – June 30, 2022, or while supplies last, $10.00 of the purchase price of the limited edition Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ to a maximum donation of $490,000 will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This is the classic, dermatologist-developed lotion for all day moisture and protection.
From October 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022, while supplies last, 100% of the purchase price of INTRAL in the pink ribbon packaging with a maximum donation of $7,000 will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This multifunctional serum instantly hydrates discomforted skin and soothes redness and irritations that can lead to visible signs of aging.
From September 7, 2021 – June 30, 2022, while supplies last, 100% of the purchase price of Bobbi Brown’s Powerful Pinks Crushed-Oil Infused Gloss Duo with a maximum donation of $110,000 will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Enjoy this limited-edition duo of nutrient-rich—but non-sticky—high-shine glosses in exclusive packaging.
From October 1, 2021 – October 31, 2022, while supplies last, 100% of the purchase price of Crème de la Mer The Moisturizing Cream 30ml with a maximum donation of $100,000 will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This is the La Mer moisturizer that started it all providing your skin with rich, soothing moisture.
From September 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022, while supplies last, 100% of the purchase price of this product, with a maximum donation of $50,000 will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Infused with avocado, hyaluronic acid, glacier water and niacinamide, it delivers 72-hour, nourishing and superfood-infused hydration while you sleep.
This October, KISS is donating 10% of the purchase price of each of their four KISS & ImPRESS Limited Edition Pink nails sold to the BCRF, with a minimum $10,000 (USD) donation. Wear the trendiest nails for the cause!
The HBC Foundation will donate $12 from the sale of each scarf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Since 2012, the HBC Foundation has donated more than $1.2mm to support breast cancer initiatives.
From September 28th through October 31st, 2021, Peloton will donate 20% of the purchase price, up to $30,000, from Breast Cancer Awareness Month capsule collection to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This is one piece from the collection which includes a combination of women and unisex workout gear, loungewear and accessories, with pieces starting at $14 and the entire collection being under $125.
David Yurman has partnered with the BCRF for 13 years. For the month of October, 20% of the purchase price from this exclusive pink 5mm bracelet will be donated to BCRF.
The Cause: Rethink Breast Cancer
Rethink is the young women’s breast cancer movement. Rethink educates, empowers and advocates for people worldwide who are affected by breast cancer to help them live better longer. They connect young women going through breast cancer to resources and support during their journey.
To raise an awareness of breast cancer, hali in collaboration with Rethink created 3 limited edition baskets and 10% of sale proceeds will go directly to Rethink. The Day 1 Basket 7th Heaven Pretty In Pink Face Masks Skincare Gift Set, Blume Cloud 9 Cramp Oil, a Studio Oh! Coptic-Bound Journal Compact, an Invisibobble Prima Ballerina Scrunchie Hair Tie and an Invisibobble True Black Scrunchie Hair Tie.
Throughout the month of October 2021, 50% of all HD Brow Services, 10% of Gua Sha and 10% of Rose Lip Mask Sales will be donated to Rethink Breast Cancer. You can also donate to Rethink via a link on the website.
The Cause: Breast Cancer Survivor’s Dragon Boat Teams Across Canada
Dragon boating among breast cancer survivors was unimaginable 25 years ago. Women who had breast cancer diagnoses were advised by medical professionals to avoid any strenuous upper body activity. What originated in Canada as a way to resist the idea that breast cancer was a life-limiting diagnosis, Dragon Boating for breast cancer survivors has since become a global movement; there are over 50 breast cancer dragon boat teams across Canada and over 230 teams worldwide.
From October 1, 2021, 100% proceeds from book sales will go to sponsor and support survivors of breast cancer’s dragon boat teams across Canada. The fine art photography book, available in English and French, explores the courageous journeys of seven women through breast cancer who took up dragon boat racing after their diagnosis.