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Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Products
Seeing pink? Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. Breast cancer awareness pink products are everywhere this month. Here are some picks and a few tips on choosing the right ones.
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$100,000 goes to various organizations dedicated to research and education.
(Bright Starts, $14.99; amazon.com)
Dads can wear pink too! Pink Boxers was founded by Ted Banzhaf in honor of his late wife, Linda, who died in 2007 because of breast cancer.
100% of the profits go to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.
(Pink Boxers, $28-32;pinkboxers.org)
Immortalize your child by putting her little mug on items like this note cube after her photo gets some stylish pink effects.
25% of the sale price of the PinkPop Artwork Styles goes to Breast Cancer Research.
(Popartbabies, $63; popartbabies.com)
At least 10% of the sale price of each item goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Customers must register each pink product at cookforthecure.com to generate a donation.
(Kitchenaid, $9.99-249.99; amazon.com)
About 13% of the sale price goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
(Republic of Teas, $4.75-14.50; republicoftea.com)
Teach your kids about saving and sharing at the same time by encouraging them to drop their coins into the bank. Once it gets heavy, their collected booty can be given to charity.
22% of the sale price goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
(Susan G. Komen for the Cure, $9.99, komen.org)
Standing all day? Stainless steel micro files remove calluses from tired feet.
$50,000 goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
10% of the sales goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $10,000.
10% of the sales goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
(Sweet Grass Farms, $29.95;sweetgrassonline.com)
20% of the sales goes to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
(Five Humans, $26.50;fivehumans.com)
$250,000 goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation
10% of the sales, up to $25,000, goes to Network of Strength.
To do the most with the money you spend on pink products, Breast Cancer Action recommends you ask yourself six critical questions. 1. How much money from your purchase actually goes toward breast cancer? 2. What is the maximum amount that will be donated? 3. How much money was spent marketing the product? 4. How are the funds being raised? 5. To what breast cancer organization does the money go, and what types of programs does it support? 6. What is the company doing to assure that its products are not contributing to the breast cancer epidemic?
If you don't see the information you want on the packaging of a product, you should write or call the company and ask.
Breast Cancer Action launched its Think Before You Pink campaign in 2002. For more information visit http://bcaction.org/.
[Note: Breast Cancer Action does not endorse any of the products featured in this slideshow.]