10 Things You Can Buy This Month to Support Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness month is upon us which means 2 things; 1) pink will overtake as the colour of October and 2) retailers everywhere will be slapping pink ribbons on their products in the hopes to raise awareness. Unfortunately, some companies don't donate much (or any) of the proceeds which are needed to fund the research to try find the cure that we've all been waiting for.

There are over 55,000 new cases of breast cancer in the UK every year. Of these (thanks to research developments and early detection) 78% are survivable for at least 10 years. However, it is estimated that 27% of these cases could be preventable. So, in order to get to the bottom of this bastard of a disease, bitch better have that money.

So with this in mind we've put together a list of products which are for sure donating a significant portion of their sales direct to official charities. With each purchase you can feel confident in knowing that your cash money will go towards helping people of all genders who are impacted by breast cancer. So, if you're buying a present for someone this October, or if you're more into treating yo' self, make it one of these pink babes.

Shopping with benefits? Pass me my credit card...

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  1. GIRLvsCANCER Tit-Tees, £28 (Percentage donated to charity: 25%)

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2. ghd AIR® Pink Blush Hairdryer, £99 (Percentage donated to charity: 10%)

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3. Anouk backpack, Fiorelli, £65 Percentage donated to charity: £10
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4. Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray, £23 (Percentage donated to charity: 20%)
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5. Merci Handy Hand x CoppaFeel! Sanitiser, £2.90 (Percentage donated to charity: 100%)
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6. Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer, £30 (Percentage donated to charity: £5)
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7. Flamingo Candles, Boobs candles, £12 (Percentage donated to charity: 20%)
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8. Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour Shampoo and No Scent No Colour Conditioner, From £18.50

The Philip Kingsley range was created for women who are undergoing treatment for cancer. It is gentle on the scalp, and fragrance, colour, paraben and SLS-free for extra gentle cleansing – suitable for daily use. A percentage of each bottle sold is donated to Look Good Feel Better, a charity dedicated to improving the wellbeing and self-confidence of people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. 25p is donated for every 75ml bottle and 50p from every 250ml bottle of Philip Kingsley No Scent, No Colour Shampoo and Conditioner.

If this hasn't prompted you already to cop a feel of yourself, here's some tips for home checking and what you should be looking out for:

  • A lump or thickening that feels different from the surrounding tissue
  • Changes in the size, shape or appearance
  • Changes to the skin over the breast, such as dimpling
  • A newly inverted nipple.

If you or any one you know has any fears or concerns concerning cancer, please contact your local doctor for a check up.

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Sheri Scott, also known as the orange hair and glasses behind leading Scottish based fashion and lifestyle blog, Forever Yours Betty.
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