October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This means it is a great time to find a breast cancer charity and make a donation to help find a cure for breast cancer. In addition to making a cash donation, this is a great time to purchase products you might already purchase as needed, which help benefit breast cancer charities!
I have rounded up a few products from around the web which are necessities in every Fashionista’s life, and assembled them into this article. All of these products donate a portion of the purchase price back to a charity or non-profit which is helping find a cure, or to fight, cancer. Love that!
Since we are on the topic of breast cancer, I think this is a good time to talk about how breast cancer has affected all of us. I think anyone reading this can think of at least one person they know who has been affected by breast cancer, if not directly.
Breast cancer ha always been something in the front of my mind. I am at high risk for the disease; and frankly the thought of contracting it frightens me more than anything else on Earth.
My grandmother died of breast cancer when my mom was only a small child. She watched her mother suffer for five years before passing away. Knowing how this affected my mom’s life, is devastating to me. It also makes me acutely aware of how much breast cancer can adversely affect one’s own life, as well as the lives of others.
In addition to my grandmother, I watched one of my friends battle stage four breast cancer, and survive. She beat all the statistics and odds. She really is inspirational to her beautiful children, her entire family, and our community. I am in awe every time I see her. She is a fighter, and she won the fight. She is truly blessed.
Lastly, I had my own scare last year when I had a mammogram show a large mass. Knowing how high risk I am for breast cancer, this was the scariest thing I have faced in my life. I have three beautiful children between the ages of eight and twelve. I have an amazing husband, and I have a whole life ahead of me. Until my follow-up appointment, I couldn’t sleep, or function. I had never been so scared in my life.
Thankfully it turned out to be nothing; literally nothing. I was extremely thankful it was nothing, at the same time a little upset that the machine wasn’t accurate the first time and it put me through so much anguish. I can only imagine how horrible it must feel when a detection is actually true.
My heart goes out to anyone who is currently suffering from, or has suffered from, breast cancer. It is a devastating disease, and we need a cure.
To help fight breast cancer while shopping for everyday necessities, visit the products with a cause listed below. I am getting the hair dryer!