The Best of Pink Products: Coach for a Cure

I’m all about going PINK for a cure!  And, I especially love the idea of COACH donning the hopeful, pastel hue on some of its most stylish designs to help raise funds for The Breast Cancer Research Fund.  My favs?  The delicate ballet-slipper toned Phoebe Watch and the elegantly supple Kristin Hippie leather purse.  With COACH donating 20% of the proceeds of its COACH for a Cure offerings to The Breast Cancer Research Fund, shopping for a cause couldn’t be easier – or more effortlessly chic!

 

 

 

The Best of Pink Products: Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Watch

You don’t need to spend a fortune to give back in style! Avon’s slim, stylish, and affordably priced, silver-toned Breast Cancer Crusade watch has a pink imitation crocodile strap, pink pearlescent face and a silver-edged pink ribbon to show your support.  Even better this watch retails for just $20 and  100% of the net profits are donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.  Each watch comes with a free Breast Health Resource Guide.

The Best of Pink Products: Estee Lauder

Every October, store shelves magically awash in a sea of petunia-hued products, all in the name of breast cancer awareness.  In the vast world of ubiquitous “pink” – where one can buy shoes, shirts, mix-masters, mattresses and more for the cause – one name stands synonymous for the campaign of breast cancer awareness: Evelyn Lauder.

The late Lauder, who passed away at age 75, was the co-creator of the now famous Pink Ribbon breast cancer awareness campaign back in 1992. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the campaign, launched by Evelyn of the famous cosmetic company Estee Lauder.

In honor of Evelyn Lauder, we start our parade of The Best Pink Products with this year’s breast cancer awareness offerings from Estée Lauder:

Limited Edition Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact

With translucent pressed powder and a stunning compact, the Estée Lauder Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact ($75; esteelauder.com) makes it easy to preen for the cause no matter where you are. This heart-shaped compact with a beautifully adorned ribbon design (including a blue ribbon to represent the 1% of men affect by breast cancer) is filled and refillable with the smooth Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder.  A truly powerful and elegant way to show your support of Breast Cancer Awareness with all proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


Limited Edition Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Lip Collection

A beautiful way to show your support of Breast Cancer Awareness, with a Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Candy, Pure Color Gloss in Pink Innocence plus a chic pink snakeskin-printed clutch. ($29.50; esteelauder.com) For each purchase of the Evelyn Lauder Dream Lip Collection, Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the suggested retail price to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. August 2012 – June 2013.

Limited Edition Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin

Proudly display your support for the cause with this twinkling collectible pin in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Estee Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. ($12.50; esteelauder.com) 20% of the suggested retail price goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. August 2012 – June 2013. 

About BCRF:  BCRF is an independent, not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder to fund the most promising breast cancer research worldwide. It’s mission: prevention and a cure within our lifetime. For more information about BCRF visit www.bcrfcure.org.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Best of Pink Products

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  And, in the spirit of Fashion & Philanthropy, Style & Soul, and Random Goodness, Philanthropistas.com is bringing you the ultra-fabulous list of caring companies, hip designers and one-of-a-kind styles that raise money for research, support breast cancer awareness, and promote prevention of the disease.

All month long we’ll be featuring pink products and awesome breast cancer awareness campaigns and events that support the cause. If ever there’s a time to get your style-on with meaning, it’s this month.  Coveted styles, fabulous fashions, scrumptious eats and a round-up of all of our favorite “pink” products that do double-duty. Shopping for the cause is our laser focus all month long!

Below, you’ll find the first part of our series – and really, the most essential part of this month – breast cancer screening and awareness.  We’re starting with preventive health and breast cancer risk reduction with the best cancer fighting foods brought to you by BrightPink.org.

Be sure to come back and visit us throughout the month.

Philanthropistas of the world unite! Let’s go shopping with purpose – and help put an end to this disease!