It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month once again.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 2.1 million women worldwide are afflicted by this disease. In 2018, it was estimated that 627,000 women died, approximately 15 percent of all cancer-related deaths among women. Likewise, the Department of Health (DOH) noted that breast cancer is the most common cancer among Filipinos.
This cancer doesn’t just affect women, but also men. Recently, Matthew Knowles, Beyoncé’s dad, opened up about his breast cancer diagnosis to raise awareness. Although male breast cancer makes up less than one percent of all cases, it still happens due to old age, family history of breast cancer, liver disease, and other risk factors.
Throughout the month, we’re going to give breast care tips, including how to self-check. For now, we’re listing down where you can get fashion and beauty products that’ll benefit breast cancer foundations and healthcare institutions.
If you want to help, check out our list below. (Keep checking back, we might add more brands and stores!)
ICanServe Shop Why We Fight T-Shirt
ICanServe is a non-profit foundation that advocates for early breast cancer detection through community-based screening programs, and also creates information campaigns to educate others. You can volunteer, donate, or buy merch at the ICanServe Shop to support the cause. If you choose to do the latter, we suggest getting the Why We Fight shirt. Available online.
Avon Active Pedometer Watch
One of Avon Philippines’ philanthropies is the Pink Minute campaign, “a life-saving program that aims to make breast self-exam a habit.” If you buy the Avon Active Pedometer Watch, which displays the steps you take and calculates the distance daily, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Philippine General Hospital Breast Care Center. Contact an Avon Representative for inquiries and availability.
Accessorize Coppafeel! Heart Necklace
London-based accessories store Accessorize will donate £20,000 from the profits of the Heart Necklace to breast cancer awareness charity, Coppafeel! It’s a gold-chain necklace with a pink heart charm and a lobster clasp fastener. Available online.
RevitaLash Advanced Eternally Pink Set
This limited-edition set comes with the RevitaLash Advanced Conditioner, which gives your lashes moisture and protects them from breakage, and a pink cosmetic bag. This is specially curated to raise breast cancer awareness, and a percentage of the proceeds will go to research and education initiatives. Available on Sephora PH.
Nakedcashmere Love Dip Dye Sweater
This long-sleeved sweater is made with 100 percent pure cashmere with “Love” embroidered in front. For each purchase, Nakedcashmere will donate $50 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Available online.
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