October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and as a company by women for women, we are honored to devote today’s blog to the strong women, their families and friends who have been affected by breast cancer.
Whether large or small, see how you can show support!
1. WEAR PINK
Throw on a scarf, paint your nails, wear a cute shirt or rock some stylin’ shoes. Whatever you do this month, add a pop of pink to your look!
And in case you missed it, see the 8 products Bobbie Thomas, style editor of the TODAY Show, recently shared with Hodda Kotb and Maria Shriver. They’re not only pink, but they also give back…which we love!
2. SHOW SUPPORT ON SOCIAL
Make that extra time you spend on Facebook and Instagram count this month; show some support for the cause on your social pages.
Whether it’s updating your profile photo to a Breast Cancer Awareness frame, changing your cover photo to that fun group pic of you and your girls in pink, acknowledging the cause all month long keeps the message at the forefront of people’s minds. You never know who might see it and how it could make an impact.
3. DO GOOD WITH YOUR DOLLARS
Many retailers—from large chain stores to our favorite local shops—are running promotions where a percentage of proceeds are donated to various breast cancer organizations. So, while you’re shopping, look for the businesses giving back!
One Brand We’re Blown Away By: Kendra Scott*
Who doesn’t love Kendra Scott? From the jewelry itself to the woman behind it all, this company is doing amazing things. Founder Kendra Scott lost her best friend Holley to the disease in 2016. Breast cancer research and education was very important to Holley, which drove Kendra to start the (BCRF) to honor Holley and her legacy.
This month, 20% of proceeds from the “Shop for Good: Breast Cancer Awareness” giveback suite from Kendra Scott will go to the BCRF research grant. Also with every purchase, one piece of jewelry will be given to a woman affected by cancer. How great is that?!?
Since 2016, Kendra Scott has invested over $793,000 for breast cancer research and support. They have also given 39,000 pieces of jewelry to women undergoing treatment through their “Buy One, Gift One” program. This year, they’re funding a $250,000 research grant through the foundation.
Ready to add some Kendra Scott to your shopping cart? We thought so!
4. FITNESS FOR A CURE
Whether it’s an organized walk, run or special event at your local gym (hello, Zoombathon!), jump on board and get active. Your participation will not only show support for breast cancer, you’ll also be promoting self-care, something we all need to rally behind!
5. EDUCATE YOURSELF
Most of us don’t know all of the facts about breast cancer, but we should! Take control and educate yourself. Be proactive. Learn what you can do to reduce your risk. Learn how often you should visit your doctor for regular breast checks and mammograms. After you’ve done some research, don’t keep it to yourself; share this priceless information with friends and family.
Not sure where to start? Visit nationalbreastcancer.org!
6. WINK PINK
Supporting a great cause, empowering women and customizing beautiful lashes is what we live for! Here at The Lash Lounge, we love to add a little extra flair to your beloved lash extensions. One way we do this is with colored lashes.
Many of our salons offer a variety of colored lash extensions, including pink. This month,“Wink Pink” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. and make a statement when you give pink lashes a try! You might never go back.
7. GRACIOUSLY GIVE
No amount is ever too small when it comes to donating to a good cause. Money is always appreciated, especially when it comes to research.
You know another amazing thing to give? Your time! Do a little research to see which breast cancer organizations are in your area and how you can donate your time to them. Whether it’s 30 minutes a week or one hour a day, every little bit counts!
Whatever you do this month, remember these 3 things: education, support and early detection are all key to continuing the fight for a breast cancer cure! Learn more and be inspired by real women fighting the fight at nationalbreastcancer.org!
*The Lash Lounge is not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in this blog post.