October is breast cancer awareness month which centers on creating awareness about breast cancer and empowering more people to become aware of the signs of breast cancer and that early detection saves lives.
As an individual, there are things you can for yourself like getting a mammogram or performing regular self-examination.
To promote awareness and help raise funds for various organisations doing work around Breast Cancer, many brands offer products that “go pink” during October and either donate proceeds from sales or focus on creating Breast Cancer awareness.
Below are some pink products from jewellery to toilet paper to beds and even water that you can buy which go towards Breast Cancer research, support or awareness.
Klomp Ceramics Pink Range
Local Ceramic studio Klomp is donating 10% from the sale of their pink ceramic range to CANSA throughout October. Ranging from R195 to R420; these bowls, plates and cups will add a gorgeous touch to your next meal.
Hey Casey CANSA Phone Case Collection
Hey Casey has designed a special CANSA collection of phone cases. During October R10 from every case sold goes to CANSA. Covers are R190 and come in 4 different designs.
Woolworths Breast Cancer Bracelet
The making and selling of this handmade bracelet was facilitated by Relate, a 100% not-for-profit social enterprise that creates opportunities to change lives. Each bracelet is R45.
GHD Pink Blush Collection
This limited edition collection consists of a hair straightener, blow dryer and brush all with pink accents. Ranging from R350 to R3099, GHD gives The Pink Drive R100 for every item in the collection sold.
House of Samsonite
Throughout October, the House of Samonsite is donating 10% of anything your purchase through their online store.
Clinique Special Edition Dramatically Different Moisturizer
This limited edition Dramatically Different Moisturizer is jumbo sized and comes with a Breast Cancer Awareness print and key chain. Each bottles retails for R765 and a portion of each sale goes towards the The Estee Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair with Pink Ribbon Keychain
This limited edition collectible is Estee Lauder’s #1 Repair Serum plus a collectible key chain, honoring and supporting breast cancer awareness. Each bottle retails for R1175 and a portion of each sale goes towards the The Estee Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign; which is now in its 25th year.
Power of Pink White Button Mushrooms
The Power of Pink campaign, a partnership between SAMFA (South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association) Pick n Pay and Thermopac, is one of the few breast cancer fundraising campaigns that supports survivors who cannot afford reconstructions after mastectomies. During October, Pick n Pay donates R1 from each punnet of 250g whole and sliced white button mushrooms to the Ditto Prostheses Project. It may not sound like a lot but last year the campaign raised R465 000.
Shop at any Pick n Pay store
Carrol Boyes Ribbon Pendant
Crafted in her signature Pewter, the Carrol Boyes Ribbon Pendant was designed by Madi Morgan, and is worn in support of breast cancer awareness and research. Each pendant retails for R595 and proceeds go to CANSA.
TwinSavers Special Edition Twin Ply
Twinsavers launched a special edition Twin Ply pack, and R2 is donated to CANSA’s breast health programe for every pack purchased. The women on the pack are actual breast cancer survivors
Shop at most grocery stores
Bridgestone Pink Valve Cap project
A project which started at 2013, the Bridgestone Pink Valve Cap project donates portions from every sale of the limited edition pink valves to the Pink Drive. Costing R50 each, this project has raised over R1 million and donated towards The Pink Drive’s first Mobile Mammography unit
Mandy’s Pink Hair Removal Products
Certain Mandy’s Hair Removal lotions are coloured pink and proceeds of each sale are donated to the Pink Drive
Aquelle Pink for a Purpose Bottles
Each pink bottle you buy adds up to aQuelle’s R300 000 donation to CANSA as well as two other beneficiaries.
Shop at most grocery stores and convenience markets
Falke Arm Protectors
These Falke arm protectors are approved by CANSA and proceeds go towards CANSA. They retail at R225
Matsimela Litchi & Rose Beauty Products
During October, 5% of sales of Matsimela’s Litchi & Rose Collection goes to the Pink Drive. The collection includes body scrubs, body butters, hand lotions and bath salts retailing from R40 – R420
Sensational Beds Boutique Collection
Throughout October Sensational Beds is giving CANSA R300 from every bed in their Boutique Collection sold. Beds retail from R3 300 to R15 400