Thursday, October 4, 2012

Beauty for a Cause

I know all of our lives have been touched by cancer. My grandmother and grandfather both passed away from lung cancer. One of my best friend's mother was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer and had been in and out of remission for the last two years. It's a brutal disease that can effect any of us, and while there is so much that we don't know about the causes, research makes major advances every year. One way we can help is support research foundations financially. I know we don't all have tons of disposable income to donate, but It's breast cancer awareness month and many of our favorite brands have come out with some great products supporting cancer research. 

"The causes of breast cancer are not fully understood. Although it is clear that age, gender and lifetime exposure to estrogen and other factors play an important role. Because no one knows exactly what cause breast cancer to develop in a certain person at a certain time, there are no sure ways to prevent it. However, there are steps that you can take that may reduce your risk. These include maintaing a healthy weight, adding exercise into your routine, limiting alcohol intake and postmenopausal hormones, and breast feeding if you can. Anyone can get breast cancer."  Susan G. Komen 
These are a few of my favorites... get to shopping ladies!

10 comments:

emily fitzgerald {once in a blue room} said...

do i even have to say it? LOVE this post!

ashlyn williams said...

breast cancer awareness month makes my heart smile! but i am sorry to hear that you have been affected by so many of your loved ones developing cancer, such a hard thing to bare.

great breast cancer finds. love them all!

xxA

Jen said...

I love this post, any cancer awareness is crucial. My Mom died from cancer last year.

Allyssa said...

It's ridiculous how many people are affected by cancer in one way or another. This year alone, I lost my grandma and dad to it. And I never got to meet my grandfathers because of it. Boo cancer.

I love how brands make it easy to help support such a great cause. And who doesn't love all the pink?! haha.

Niki Caron said...

I just put together a breast cancer awareness post for Tuesday and I have the same Smashbox lipstick! It's such a gorgeous color! I like that Chubby Stick too!

My-cliffnotes said...

Love these thank you

Miss Southern Prep said...

I love October, because not only are awesome products available in my favorite color, but buying them also helps support an amazing cause!

Chelsea Melrose said...

Awesome products! My husband and I are working on making paracord bracelets that are breast CA themed. We want to sell them and donate half of the proceeds. Thanks for sharing!

Nicole Rene said...

Aww these are some awesome products! Thanks for sharing!! :)

xoxo, Nicole Rene
Simply Savannah

Nicole said...

This is an incredible post. Great idea from a big heart.

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