Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among Latina women in the U.S. The reason for this somber statistic is that breast cancer is more often diagnosed at a later, more advanced stage in Latinas than in non-Hispanic women. That’s why it’s so important to get an annual gynecological and breast exam, and do your own breast self-exams, mujeres!
But we don’t have to take this news lying down! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are many ways to show your support and help raise awareness. One fun way is by shopping for products that benefit breast cancer awareness and treatment. Here, we’ve rounded up the chicest, most fun products of the bunch.
Ready, Set, Shop!
Giuliana Rancic for LOFT Statement Necklace ($69.50)
We love this gorgeous necklace from E! host, new mom, and recent breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic. Designed by Rancic herself, the sparkly rhinestone-studded necklace represents women coming together, and will add instant posh to any outfit. 25% of full-price purchases of the necklace will go directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Tory Burch Limited-Edition Pink Double Wrap Logo Stud Bracelet ($95)
Chic for a cause! This glossy pink patent leather bracelet with gold stud accents is a fierce and fashionable way to show your support. 15% of the purchase price will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Kohl’s Cares (All $10)
Kohl’s has a bevy of super-cute products, all from their Elle line, including PJ’s, accessories, candles and apparel, that are only $5 and $10 bucks—with 100% of proceeds going to the fight against breast cancer. We especially covet the sweet heart-printed tote bag, bright polka-dot umbrella, and pink Eiffel Tower-themed scarf. Trés chic!
Organic Bouquet Blooms To Fight Breast Cancer
During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Organic Bouquet will donate 15% of the purchase price of select florals and gifts to support charities that lead the fight against breast cancer. Organic Bouquet is the largest online provider of eco-friendly and organic floral gifts, and partners with select flower farms in California, Ecuador and Colombia. When you purchase flowers from Organic Bouquet, you are helping to improve the lives of flower farm workers, their families and the local floral community. Everyone wins!
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In The Kitchen For A Cause ($399.95)
The cooks in your familia will go bananas over this wish list item, an oh-so-pretty KitchenAid mixer. A smaller version of commercial-size models, this versatile stand mixer is perfect for whipping up yummy treats, just in time for the holidays. Sales of this special edition KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer benefit Susan G. Komen Cook for the Cure’s efforts to end breast cancer forever.
Cheers To Ending Breast Cancer! ($9.99)
Chicas who love a little vino can truly savor a glass knowing they’re helping others. This pink ribbon wine stopper is a cute way to pledge your support and remind women that early prevention is key!
ORLY Nail Polishes ($10)
Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ORLY is launching the Pretty in Pink Collection, which includes two lacquers from the Flash Glam FX Collection, Be Brave and Embrace, as well as one new glitter shade, You Are Not Alone. 20% of the profits will go towards Cancer Schmancer, founded by actress and cancer survivor Fran Drescher. All ORLY Nail Lacquers are free of DBP, toluene and all traces of formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin.
Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner ($16.99)
We are already big fans of this line created for women of color, and now we can buy this genius hair product and help our fellow hermanas. Score! In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mixed Chicks packaged their famous Leave-In Conditioner (designed to tame those unruly curls) with a pink cap. From every purchase of a 10 oz. bottle, $1 is being donated to the Save the Ta-Tas Foundation for breast cancer research.
Work It Out ($165)
Fashion designer Ralph Lauren is so committed to ending breast cancer he created an entire line, called The Pink Pony, of which proceeds go to cancer research and prevention. The smart zip-front jacket (in black or white) is cozy and stylish with the signature over-sized pony emblem (in pink) on the front.
Strength of the Warrior Yoga Pants ($36)
Ford Motor Company has long been active in the fight against breast cancer with its Warriors in Pink line of wear and gear with 100% of the net proceeds dedicated to the cause. Their Strength of the Warrior Yoga Pants come in a flattering blue with a boho-pink waistline. Namasté ladies!
Hit the Road, Cancer! ($100)
ASICS footwear has teamed up with actress and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate to create a line of running gear with proceeds to provide assistance to women at high risk for breast cancer. The GT 1000 women’s hot pink gel running shoes are uber-comfy and super cool-looking.