Breast Cancer Awareness Bling Helps Supporters Look Pretty in Pink

Make a fashion statement in support of breast cancer research, whether you're running in a charity race or just meeting friends for dinner.

These pink products not only are fun to wear but also show the world your support for breast cancer research and for those whose lives are affected by breast cancer. A portion of proceeds also go to support research, treatment and a variety of efforts.

Here are some of the nifty items you can buy:

Brighton Breast Cancer Bracelets are available for $50 through Oct. 31 at Brighton.com

The Superlight Superfresh New Balance breast cancer sneaker is available for $84.95 at newbalance.com. Five percent of sales go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The Kohl’s Care LC Lauren Travel Mug is just $5 at Kohl’s with 100 percent of the proceeds going to various breast cancer organizations.

Hard Rock’s Pinktober Bracelet is $18 at the Seminole Hard Rock Café, 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa. Fifteen percent of the retail price goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The Avon Breast Cancer Watch is $20 at avonfoundation.org with 100 percent of net profits going to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

The Kohl’s Breast Cancer Umbrella is available for $10 at Kohl’s with 100 percent of net profits going to various breast cancer organizations.

Reebok RealFlex Fusion TR breast cancer shoes are $100 at reebok.com. Reebok will donate a minimum of $400,000 to $750,000 to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade from proceeds of the sales.

The Ellen Tracy breast cancer pullover is available at Macy’s and on macys.com for $29.50 with 10 pecent of each sale going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Other “pink” items at Macy’s include the Pink and Pearls dress, a classic sheath selling for $99 with 6 percent of sales going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation; Skecher’s Pink Shape-Up sneakers; Bobbi Brown’s Pink Shimmer Brick makeup; Clinique’s Lip Trio key ring; and Donna Karan’s Cashmere Mist and Be Delicious scents.

Each year Vera Bradley introduces a new breast cancer pattern for its purses, wallets, tote bags and other products. This year’s pattern, Ribbons, features punchy florals in violet, aqua, golden yellow and shades of pink twirl on a navy ground. Proceeds from the sale of items in the Ribbons pattern go to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Visit Vera Bradley's website.

The Estée Lauder Evelyn Lauder Dream Pin is $12.50 at EsteeLauder.com. Twenty percent of proceeds go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The Hardshell Needlepoint Print Phone Case is $48 at ToryBurch.com. Fifteen percent of proceeds up to $15,000 will go to BCRF.

The Sparkling Pink watch by Guess is $100 at Guess.com. At least $25,000 will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Commit Sunglasses from Oakley are available for $160 at Oakley.com with $20 going to the Young Survivors Coalition.

Strawberry Fields Tic Tac mints are $1.29 at all local retailers. Tic Tac will donate $100,000 to CancerCare.

The Opi Pink of Hearts Duo Set, including You Glitter Be Good to Me, is $15 at OPI.com, which is donating $25,000 to Komen.

The Pink Pony slouchy T-shirt is $88 at RalphLauren.com with 10 percent going to the Pink Pony Fund.

Do you know of other locations around town and nearby that are selling breast cancer awareness products? Share them in the comments section!


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