Breast cancer is the most common cancer that affects women, with about 1 in 8 American women developing invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a campaign that seeks not only to raise funds to help find the cure but also promote steps for prevention. You don’t have to be a Hollywood A-lister or a Fortune 500 Company CEO to join the campaign—these brands have come up with creative ways to support this very important cause.
Jennifer Perkins/ Treetopia
As a blogger, crafter, and interior designer, I know I can reach a large audience through my blog and my creative approach to decorating. With some unconventional home decor like this pink wreath courtesy of Treetopia.com, I can help keep the fight for a cure top of mind.”
Studies show 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime so raising money for research is a worthy cause to share with my family and extended network. For the month of October, Treetopia will be donating 5% of all net proceeds on pink products to the American Cancer Society. Make a difference here.
Fras-Air Service Experts
Real men drive pink trucks! That is, if they work at Fras-Air Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing (NJ) or Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning (NC). During October, both centers paint two white service vans bright pink and donate a portion of all sales for the vehicles to Susan G. Komen North Jersey and Komen Triangle To The Coast in Raleigh. (The Raleigh office will also donate $10 for every tune-up performed in October.)
Fras Air general manager David Schneider said the idea came from one of his technicians. Since both men had lost their mothers to a form of cancer, they wanted to help other families.
Fras Air launched the program in 2015, raising just over $7,000. Raleigh joined in the program this year. Their general manager Chris Overton adds, “According to the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, female breast cancer is the number one type of cancer in our state. Breast cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer, with lung cancer being the first.”
Hungry Howie’s Pizza
Hungry Howie’s has launched their eighth annual Love, Hope and Pizza campaign. To date, the company has raised over 1.5 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Throughout the month of October, the brand will be enacting a variety of different promotions including: serving pizza in pink boxes embellished with the National Breast Cancer Foundation logo and brownies decorated with a raspberry drizzle, selling pink bracelets and Love, Hope & Pizza t-shirts, and encouraging customers to share personal stories of strength via the #lovehopepizza hashtag.
The bulk of proceeds will go towards the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise support and funds for the immensely important cause of breast cancer awareness.
Sparkling Ice, the zero-calorie naturally flavored sparkling water, proudly displays a Pink Ribbon on the Pink Grapefruit bottle all year long.
Every bottle features the caption “a portion of the proceeds will be donated to fund breast cancer research” and this fall Sparkling Ice is donating $25,000 to the cause.
Isabelle Grace Jewelry
During the month of October, Isabelle Grace Jewelry will donate 20% of proceeds from a collection of pieces focused on hope and strength to the American Cancer Society.
Being tough and strong and having faith—that’s what these motivational pieces encourage and celebrate!
The Water Shuttle of Fort Lauderdale
The Water Shuttle of Fort Lauderdale has partnered with the Gilda’s Club of South Florida to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Boating for Breast Cancer.
On October 1, 2016, 100% of all ticket sales are donated to the Gilda’s Club South Florida, located in Fort Lauderdale, a non-profit organization that offers free social and emotional support to individuals and families touched by cancer.
The Water Shuttle offers a unique historical tour to passengers along with eight different stops and one whistle stop. All shuttles have awnings for shade cover and every passenger is offered a free pink lemonade when they board.
Honest Earth Candles
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Honest Earth Candles is partnering with Bay Area Cancer Connections in Palo Alto, CA, and donating $1 for each candle sold for the entire month of October.
“In addition to raising money, we hope to raise awareness in the community for a well-respected cancer treatment and support center in the area.”
Seminole Hotel and Casino
Seminole Casino Hotel is proud to participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and to honor survivors of breast cancer.
Seminole Casino Hotel applauds the event’s vision of contributing to our community health by proactively educating the community about breast cancer, screenings, and prevention.
eCreamery ice-cream will team up with the Susan G. Komen Nebraska Foundation in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The featured flavor available in October only will be: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Cookie Dough, Chocolate Chunks & Caramel Swirls. $10 of every 4 pint collection sold will go towards the Susan G. Komen Research Fund.
The proceeds will go to support education, screening, treatment, and support services as well as national breast cancer research.
Just Because IYQ Tearoom
Eileen Cyrus, the owner of the Tearoom, is a breast cancer survivor; Tracy Brown, the cohost of TEA for TATAS, is going through breast cancer treatment currently.
Together, they have teamed up to host a special high tea event to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.
Philly From The Top
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, One Liberty Observation Deck in Philadelphia is the perfect spot to see the Philadelphia skyline lit up pink.
See Philly From The Top and the pink lights up close with special $15 admission throughout October using the code PINK.
In our own creative ways, we can help raise awareness and find a cure for breast cancer.by