It’s that time of year again, when the community comes together to raise awareness and funds for those stricken with breast cancer. Below are a handful of local events to consider participating in this month, and beyond.
Oct. 5: Susan G. Komen South Florida California Pizza Kitchen Event
Eating pizza for a good cause? Yes, please. From 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., you can dine at the California Pizza Kitchen in the Boca Town Center Mall and 20% of your check will be donated directly to Susan G. Komen South Florida.
Oct. 6-27: Ann Taylor BCRF Shopping Event
This year, Ann Taylor will donate 10% of entire in-store purchases from 5 p.m. to close (and all day online) to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. So hop online or stop in at your nearest store and shop the newest collection.
- Event re-occurs each Thursday through October (Oct. 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th) at all local stores
Oct. 22: Every Boob Counts 5K Run/Walk
The Every Boob Counts Foundation will host a Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk on October 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a portion of proceeds benefitting Susan G. Komen South Florida. Click here to register.
Oct. 26: Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure
Enjoy a day of shopping at this annual all-day event to raise breast cancer awareness with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen South Florida.
Oct. 28: Fit for the Cure
Stop in at the Macy’s in The Gardens Mall on October 28 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to celebrate the 16th anniversary of Wacoal’s Fit for the Cure program benefiting Susan G. Komen. For every woman who gets a professional bra fitting at an event, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen (no purchase necessary). Wacoal will also donate $2 to Komen for every Wacoal bra, shapewear item or b.tempt’d bra purchased at these events.
Continue to page 2 for our collection of pink-themed products available for purchase in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
If shopping is more your style, browse our collection of pink-themed products you can purchase to show your support this month below.
Alex and Ani’s Spiral Sun Charm ($38) features a spiral as a reminder to go with the flow with this inspirational bangle. Boca Raton (561-362-0172)
- 20 percent of the purchase price goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
With room for your iPhone, credit cards, and favorite lip gloss, this Tory Burch zippered wallet ($235) in embossed blush-pink leather is destined to be a breakout star for daily excursions. Palm Beach Gardens (451-691-5043)
- 20 percent of sales benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Hit your stride with these kicks from New Balance ($155). The Pink Ribbon 990v3 is much more than just a pretty face with mesh inserts for breathability, a stability-enhancing midsole, and cushioning designed to promote a healthy gait. Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton (561-721-9700, 561-338-5554)
- 5 percent of sales benefit Susan G. Komen
Drop this Jade Yoga mat ($75) like it’s haute at your next yoga class. At nearly a quarter of an inch thick, the Harmony mat touts cushion and traction with sustainably made natural rubber (from rubber trees). Moksha Yoga Studio, Wellington (561-557-6544)
- $5 from the sale of each mat goes to Living Beyond Breast Cancer
For more pink-themed products, continue to page 3.
Stay cool with the S’well bikini pink bottle ($35 for 17-oz. bottle), made of nonleaching, nontoxic 18/8 stainless steel to keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.
- 20 percent of the purchase price of bottles sold in October benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Belle of the Balls
Serve up an ace with Wilson Hope tennis balls (12 cans for $35), featuring all-court functionality and a pretty-in-pink hue. All Tennis, Lake Park (561-842-0070)
- 1 percent of sales from the entire Wilson Hope collection goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Left: Wilson Hope tennis balls.
Right: S’well bikini pink bottle.
Condition your luxurious locks with Keratin Complex‘s limited edition “HOPE” Travel Valet, which includes the Smoothing Therapy Keratin Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner ($17).
- 20 percent of sales benefits Think Pink Rocks through the month of October
This mint-flavored lip balm from La Mer ($60), available in limited-edition packaging this month, features the brand’s nutrient-rich Miracle Broth to renew the lip area and its patented Lip Lipid Complex to strengthen lips’ moisture barrier. Saks Fifth Avenue locations (877-551-7257)
- $10 of sales go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Scents and Sensibility
Jane Iredale aromatherapy hydration sprays ($30) urge you to stop and Smell the Roses or swoon for Lemongrass Love. Skin Apeel, Boca Raton (561-852-8081)
- 100 percent of sales profits go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Protect your pout with Palladio’s BUTTER ME UP! Sheer Color Balm in SWEET ($8), a buttery pink balm that moisturizes and smoothes lips.
- 50 percent of sales benefit Look Good Feel Better through the month of October
Left: Palladio’s BUTTER ME UP! Sheer Color Balm.
Right: Jane Iredale aromatherapy hydration spray.