Treat Yourself and Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 9, 2013

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, a campaign organized annually by various breast cancer charities in a bid to raise awareness as well as to raise funds for research into cause, prevention and cure, offering information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

Hundreds of events are organised over the month (known as Pinktober in reference to the pink breast cancer ribbon symbol) including sponsored walks, Quiz nights and even a Great Pink Bake-off!

One way you can help the cause is by treating yourself to some new goodies! Many leading brands have agreed to make significant donations to Breast Cancer Awareness throughout October and have even released some special edition products in support; all you have to do is buy them! Here’s a low down of a few products which will keep you feeling good and thinking pink!

Origins have produced a limited edition Drink Up™ Hydrating lip balm in Pink Guava. The high shine formula features Aloe Vera to soothe and mineral pigments to help deliver a subtle juicy hint of tint! To top it off, Origins will donate £3.00 from every UK purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation! The lip balm is priced at £16 and will be available throughout October at all Origins counters nationwide and at while stocks last.

Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm in Pink Guava

With the weather taking a turn this month, it’s important to keep your skin protected! Darphin’s Intral Redness Relief Soothing Serum is dedicated to sensitive skin. This serum has been designed to help diminish the appearance of redness and irritations as well as softening skin. It retails at £46 with £5 from each serum being donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Visit

Darphin Intral Redness Relief Soothing Serum

Luxury fragrance brand Jo Malone are also flying the pink flag high in support of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. With every bottle of their Red Roses 100ml Cologne sold; they are making a £5 donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation!  The scent is a blend of seven of the world’s most exquisite roses, its delicate shade of pink echoing the sentiments of the iconic Pink Ribbon. More information on this product can be found at


You could always add a touch of pink to the bedroom with these sweet-smelling Laura Ashley drawer liners! Keep your clothes fresh and fragrant, with 80p from every £8 pack sold going straight to Breakthrough Breast Cancer!  Available from stores nationwide and

Fancy something a bit tastier? Then Green and Black’s have got you covered! Their Raisin & Hazelnut Bar is just £2.29 and carries a donation to Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Eating chocolate no longer has to feel guilty!

green and blacks

If you would like some more information on Breast Cancer Awareness month, or if you would like to contribute to a fundraising event in your area, then we recommend visiting the Breakthrough Breast Cancer or the Breast Cancer Care websites.

Go Pink For October

by Grace Fleming

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