Think Pink This October
Breast Cancer Awareness
Kudos to the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, co-founded by Estee Lauder Companies: 2012 marks its 20th anniversary, with over $35 million raised for research and more than 115 million pink ribbons distributed.
More power to the pink!
Rock generous gems
Multifaceted TV star Giuliana Rancic is a breast cancer survivor who's designed some feel-great fashion: 25 percent of the price of her pave crystal Live in Pink collection necklace ($70; loft.com), created for Loft, goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Nail your support
Need a mani? Pick your pink: Go for Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in Pink Power ($3; avon.com), which funds the Avon Foundation's Breast Cancer Crusade with all net profits.
Buy Essie Nail Lacquer in We're In It Together ($8; essie.com) to spark a donation to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
Choose OPI Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer in You Glitter Be Good to Me ($15 for set of two; opi.com for salons), and support Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Give a lift
Hit the road for the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program and drive cancer patients to medical appointments. Find out more at cancer.org.
Note your support
Help out every time you send thanks with Ford Warrior Note Cards ($18; fordcares.com).
All net proceeds go to charities like the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Pink Fund.
Add tech support
Protect your iPhone with a Vera Bradley Ribbons Hardshell Case ($35; verabradley.com).
The pattern is a cool take on the pink ribbon, and the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer donates about $1 million annually to the cause.
Click to care
The easiest way to donate is at your fingertips: Press the pink button at thebreastcancersite.com to provide free mammograms for women in need.
Go the distance
Got miles? Delta and United airlines support the American Cancer Society by letting you donate frequent-flier miles so cancer patients can travel to and from treatments.
Walk, run, cure!
It's an evergreen (ever-pink?) way to raise bucks for a causeóget active in charity races and walks like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Or gather a bunch of friends for the Relay for Life: Sponsored teams overnight it in tents on a track or football field; one person walks or runs at all times.
Get good & gorgeous
Help women kiss cancer good-bye and pretty up your lips with the limited-edition Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Lip Collection ($30; esteelauder.com), which includes a rosy-pink lipstick and gloss pot in a cute faux-snake-skin clutch.
Twenty percent of your purchase goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Be a hair hero
Donate your ponytail: Pantene Beautiful Lengths creates free real-hair wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment.
Find more info at
pantene.com/beautifullengths. Now that's a good cut.