Shop for a Cure – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I don’t think there’s a person I know who hasn’t been touched, in some way, by breast cancer. Here at The Sale Rack, both Mary & I have been closely affected by it.  Two dear friends of Mary’s have battled the disease at relatively young ages, one in remission and the other currently fighting.  My mother is going on 17 years of being a survivor. Yay!

My mom & I walked in the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day ten years ago, and what an incredibly emotional and powerful event that was. To think that we’re still walking, raising money and donating our time and energy is remarkable.  But our mothers, daughters, aunties, sisters, and friends are still suffering and losing the battle to this terrible disease;  it’s just crazy.  

me & my mom walking the avon 3dayon the back of the butterfly guy @ avon 3day

…My mom & me, already crying at the start of the 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk.

All this week The Sale Rack will be writing about great deals & beautiful finds on items that will not only enhance your life, but that will benefit the lives of others too. If you’re shopping anyway, why not shop for a cure?  Below you’ll find a number of fashionable (and affordable) ways that you can contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness. If you need a reason to shop, this is a great one. So shop on my friends, shop on.

BCBG MAXAZRIA

Shop the BCBG Maxazria “Believe” Scarf and “Believe” Sunglasses and 25% of your purchase will go to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure (with a minimum of $50,000).

bcbg maxazria believe scarf & sunglasses - breast cancer awareness

BETSEY JOHNSON

Kick off  Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a FREE Betsey Johnson Cosmetic Case with your $150 purchase, now through October 7, 2009, with code “B-AWARE” at check-out.

betsey johnson breast cancer awareness month gift with purchase


BLOOMINGDALES

Pink Boutique – A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation when you shop Betsey Johnson, Lauren Moshi, Juicy Couture, Testament, and many others. Some items, like this great Brushed Plaid Coat by Betsey Johnson are 25% off too!

bloomingdales pink shop - betsey johnson brushed plaid coat


ELAINE TURNER

Shop Pink/Save Lives – In honor of Breast Cancer Month, Elaine Turner is donating 50% of proceeds from select pink signature designs directly to the Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Shop these glamorously fun handbags (psst…they’re on sale too!) and help find a cure. By the way – sign up for the Elaine Turner newsletter and get a coupon code instantly!

elaine turner pink patent leah bagelaine turner leah leopard bag


THE KNOT

If you’re getting married you know you’ll be spending a pretty penny on a number of wedding neccessities. Why not make your wedding extra special by donating to Breast Cancer research and give back on your big day?!  These Charity Favor postcards, tent cards, and place cards are also 20% off at The Knot Wedding Shop.

charity wedding favor postcards @ the knot wedding shopcharity wedding tent cards @ The knot wedding shopcharity wedding favor place cards @ the knot wedding shop

If you want to send your guests home with a lovely remembrance of your big day and still contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness, don’t miss these “In Favor of a Cure” Pink Ribbon Favor Boxes10% of the net proceeds of these favors goes to the Young Survival Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the unique issues and concerns that are important to young women with breast cancer.

 

"In Favor of a Cure" Pink Ribbon Favor Boxes

 

This past Friday, Mary & I attended Fashion In Detroit where we met Molly McDonald, a breast cancer survivor and founder of The Pink Fund. The Pink Fund’s mission is to provide short-term financial aid to women (and their families) who are in active treatment for and recovery from breast cancer. We’ll have more on The Pink Fund later this week but wanted to share this remarkable organization with you now. Please check it out and if you can, donate.

The Pink Fund

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