This is a curated list from Hera Hub member, Cindy J Lin and here team over at Hey Social Good.
These are their Top 10 “Pink” Products for Breast Cancer Awareness!
Power of Self-Educating
This is the perfect time to support PINK for Breast Cancer awareness, research and prevention. Ask yourself if you know or lost someone to breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States (cdc.gov). A whopping 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime (breastcancer.org). Make sure you’re taking steps to self-examine on a regular basis, and check out Bright Pink’s awesome online risk assessment quiz to become more self-aware and help others educate on this disease. Bright Pink also provides resources on how to perform a self-exam, offers information on genetic testing, explains when to get a mammogram, and shares how family history is an important factor in the disease.
Power of Pink
This month (and next please), we challenge you to text at least one person in your life about the power of PINK. Ask them to take a breast cancer risk assessment quiz and perform a self-exam. Whether it is your mom, grandmother, friend, brother (yes, men can get breast cancer too!) best friend, neighbor or aunt, take 2 minutes to show them you love them in the best possible way. Then, treat yourself or show off one of the awesome products below.
All the products give back to a specific breast cancer organization, and they are all from our fave Hey Social Good brands! And, if you don’t get to it this October, keep these Top 10 “Pink” Products for Breast Cancer Awareness in mind for the rest of this year or next, because breast cancer awareness education should last all year long.
Top 10 “Pink” Products for Breast Cancer Awareness
We all need a hair tie. And, with one purchase, Teleties donates to FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered). FORCE is a non-profit organization that helps improve the lives of people and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers. Founder, Lindsay, know first hand just how critical non-profit organizations like FORCE can be to providing resources and early detection. She, herself, was tested at a young age because her father carried the BRCA1 mutation and she never got to meet her grandmother who passed away from breast cancer at the age of 36.
Aveda – Gold Give Back Medal
We love any brand that supports clean drinking water initiatives, breast cancer research and cruelty free research. And, a wonderful beauty brand like Aveda continues that mission, and then some. They support papermakers in Nepal and indigenous Yawanawa people with their raw materials purchasing. Every year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aveda releases a limited-edition of their best selling hand relief moisturizing creme, and donates a portion of the purchase price from each sale to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.
Maglite – Silver Give Back Medal
Maglite is a proud partner of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). The Foundation’s mission is to save lives by increasing breast cancer awareness and offering free mammograms. We love a PINK limited edition flashlight to shout out breast cancer awareness. This set includes a keychain alarm to keep you safe anywhere you go. Part of the proceeds from the sales of these flashlights supports NBCF’s wonderful mission.
Toe Sox – Gold Give Back Medal, Sustainability Rising Star, Social Good Rising Star
Check out these cute social good socks, perfect for barre, yoga or pilates lovers! In recognition of October’s Breast Cancer Prevention Month, Toe Sox is partnering with Keep A Breast Foundation and donating 5% of each pair of fuchsia organic cotton grip socks sold to support Keep A Breast Foundation’s preventative programming.
The North Face – Gold Give Back Medal, Silver Sustainability Medal, Gold Social Good Brand
See the the amazing breast cancer awareness products from a go-to fave sustainable outdoor brand. The North Face has been a long-time advocate for progressive climate change policies, and their Pink Ribbon Collection proudly supports two organizations focused on breast cancer prevention and early detection: Boarding for Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. Grab a hoodie, zip up or beanie for this winter and make an impact!
Smarty Pits/Hand Crafted Honeybee – Gold Give Back Medal
This aluminum-free deodorant was created because the founder’s own mom was battling cancer. They offer a healthy, natural, and hand-made deodorant alternative from California, Their Cherry Blossom Scent gives 100% of the profits to help fund breast cancer research!
Acure Organics – Gold Give Back Medal
A powerful skin & hair care company who puts people, planet and profit as equal priorities. They offer chemical free products and donate 10 cents for every Brightening Day Cream and Brightening Night Cream sold to Unite for Her. This non-profit organization works to bridge the gap between medical and wellness communities by offering accessible resources; these include complementary therapies and physical, emotional and financial support for breast cancer patients.
Klean Kanteen – Gold Give Back Medal, Gold Sustainability Medal, Gold Social Good Brand
The original Klean Kanteen was inspired by a desire to create a water bottle completely free of toxins found in plastic bottles and lined aluminum vessels (aluminum is known to cause breast cancer). Klean Kanteen is proud to support the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners mission to eliminate environmental toxins that have been linked to breast cancer, including chemicals found in plastics and synthetic liners.
Simply Straws – Gold Give Back Medal, Gold Sustainability Medal, Gold Social Good Brand
Simply Straws is a woman owned company that offers simple solutions to reduce single-use plastics. They offer beautiful glass and stainless steel reusable straws, utensils, and drinkware. Check out their PINK GLASS STRAW that gives back to the Keep a Breast Foundation.
100% Pure – Gold Give Back Medal, Gold Sustainability Medal, Gold Social Good Brand
A big PINK “yes” to natural, cruelty free and give back brand, 100% Pure! They donate a meal to a dog shelter for every order. To date, they have donated 226,681 vegan meals to hungry pups and planted 389,714 trees Currently, they are giving 100% of their proceeds from the pink lip duo sales to Keep a Breast Foundation!
Dr. Cindy J Lin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hey Social Good, a unique data-driven yelp-like platform that helps consumers easily discover socially conscious businesses by awarding medal rankings to brands who give back and practice sustainable business operations.