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5 Products Helping To Raise Money To Fight Breast Cancer

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Each year October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when those working hard behind-the-scenes to either find a cure, raise money for a cure, or spread the word about early detection and the startling statistics related to the disease put an emphasis on educating the public at large. Considering one in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, according to BreastCancer.org, this is likely a disease that has either affected you or someone close to you.

Personal monetary donations are of course always welcomed by a bevy non-profits eager to help fight breast cancer, like the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation and BreastCancer.org, funding medical studies and more. But there are also a lot of companies selling special products this month with portions of the proceeds donated to groups who are working tirelessly to help find a cure, aid breast cancer survivors, and get the word out.

If you're looking for a little feel-good retail therapy, here are some places to start:

1. Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick

Pucker up! In October Avon is donating S 15% of net profits from all sales of their best-selling True Color Nourishing Lipstick ($8 each), up to a total of $750,000 in 2I018, to support the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade programs in the United States.  The formula offers a creamy feel, provides full coverage, and leaves your pout with a smooth, conditioned feeling. Available on Avon.com.

2. C.O. Bigelow Freesia CandleStraight from America's oldest apothecary is their Freesia Candle ($42), which features a soft floral scent so romantic you'll never want the scent to completely burn away. C.O. Bigelow donates 10% of all sales of this candle to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation all year long. Available on bigelowchemists.com.

3. Aveda Limited-Edition Hand Relief Moisturizing Crème 

If you're an Aveda junkie, it probably won't take much arm twisting for you to buy their Limited-Edition Hand Relief Moisturizing Crème ($26.50), a rich salve for your hard-working paws. From each purpose, Aveda will donate four dollars (up to $314,00) to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Available on Aveda.com.

4. GHD and Lulu Guinness HairdryerOne of our favorite brands in hairstyling tools teamed up with British design maven Lulu Guinness for a sleek hairdryer ($199) that is as stylish as it is powerful. GHD will donate five dollars from each purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Talk about having a good hair day! Available at Ulta.com.

5. Wacoal Awareness Bra

It seems only fitting that a lingerie company would support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Wacoal steps in with their Awareness Bra ($39 - $68), which features a pink ribbon flag on the back. For each of these bras sold, Wacoal will donate two dollars to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Available on Wacoal-America.com.

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