Mariel here. As most of you probably know – and have witnessed firsthand while wading through a sea of pink at your local department store – October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. While I don’t need to explain the gravity of this disease and the devastating toll it can take on a family – we all have mothers and grandmothers – it never hurts to remind ourselves of the importance of supporting research. Charities like the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Evelyn Lauder’s Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Avon Foundation all work towards the eradication of Breast Cancer, but they need your hard-earned dollars to do so.
While I’ve already illuminated beauty products that donate all (or a portion of) their proceeds to these worthy causes, my mom and I thought it’d be a good idea to let foodies in on how to get their dough involved. Inspired by recent posts from SELF and epicurious, we added a few more products-with-purpose.
- Andy Boy Broccoli Rabe ($2.49), available year-round at grocery stores, will donate $75,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
- Cuisinart Coffee Maker ($40): 6% of proceeds from this super-cute pink java machine go to the BCRF.
- Cuisinart Hand Blender ($70): 3% of proceeds will also benefit the BCRF
- Northland Dark Fruit Juice Blends ($3.14 to $4.11) will donate $0.25 to the BCRF for each 64-ounce bottle sold in select supermarkets.
- Dove Promises of Hope ($2.99) will donate a whopping $250,000 to the Susan G. Komen foundation. Available at select retailers.
- Earth Totes Large Pink Bag ($18): good for the body, wallet and environment, Earth Totes will donate $5 from each sale to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade
- Odwalla Pink Poetry Superfood ($3.29) is donating $25,000 to the BCRF in connection with sales of Pink Poetry.
- Zhena’s Pink Tea for Women’s Health ($9.95) is donating $0.70 per tin purchased during October.
- Pink Ribbon Berries ($60): the sweetest thing about these hand-dipped chocolate strawberries is that 10% of proceeds support the Susan G. Komen foundation.
And remember, mammograms are your best chance for early detection so if you’re over 40, get screened every year. For more information, including a guide to suspicious symptoms, check out the CDC’s breast cancer homepage.