October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most women have been touched by breast cancer in some way — whether they’ve had a scare themselves or know someone who has been diagnosed with the disease.
According to CANSA, breast cancer has a lifetime risk of 1 in 26 in South Africa.
It’s easy to feel helpless when faced with the sheer scale of the problem, but luckily there are some amazing charities out there who are dedicated to early diagnosis, helping women who are undergoing treatment and helping them return to normal life after they’ve beaten the disease.
Even better, some of our favourite brands have come up with great ideas to make it incredibly easy to give back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October and help those living with breast cancer.
These limited edition products help raise awareness and funds to support breast cancer organisations.
6 easy ways to do your bit for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
1. Research shows that mushrooms could be one of our most powerful allies in the fight against breast cancer — women who eat on average 10g of mushrooms a day halve their risk of breast cancer! Get more info and mushroom recipes here.
Get healthy and donate money towards Reach for Recovery when you buy a pink punnet of mushrooms from Pick n Pay.
For every punnet sold, R1 will go to helping women get breast prosthetics who aren’t able to afford the surgery.
2. Since 2013, Supa Quick and Bridgestone have been raising money for Pink Drive by selling pink valve caps for your tyres.
What a fun way to show your support and raise awareness (and we secretly love the idea of pink valve caps).
A set costs just R50, you can get them from any Supa Quick and they are amazing!
3. The Gin Box SA has put together a special edition gift box, R250, for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
All proceeds from October will be donated to 3 charities dedicated to fighting breast cancer: The Pink Drive, Breast Health Foundation and Reach for Recovery.
In your limited edition gin box, you’ll get 50ml Musgrave Pink Gin, Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic, Sweet Temptations Toffee, Ouhuis Rooibos Teas, Sperlari alla Frutta nougat, and Gingerbons.
4. Show your support with a strip of pink in your hair.
This October, ClipinHair is offering a Clip-in Colour Strip valued at R120 with every set of extensions ordered.
To place your order and get your pink clip-in, visit ClipinHair’s website.
5. Give back while treating yourself to a limited-edition ghd hairdryer or straightener in a pretty pink blush.
For every purchase of these special-edition tools, R100 will go to the Pink Drive.
6. Estée Lauder is showing support with a limited-edition bottle of Advanced Night Repair, their top serum.
Buy a bright pink bottle and Estée Lauder will donate funds to the Look Good Feel Better charity in South Africa.