October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year more brands than ever are supporting those who are battling breast cancer.
What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as the palliative care of this disease.
Where can I buy a pink ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
We're all familiar with the Pink Ribbon - a globally recognised symbol for breast cancer - it symbolises a fight for a cure and honours each and every one of us touched by the disease. There are plenty of badges and pins that you can buy online.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation was founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993 to fund the most promising breast cancer research worldwide. Its mission: prevention and a cure within our lifetime. The Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland has partnered with Breast Cancer Now to create a self-check leaflet that illustrates the signs and symptoms to look out for when checking your breasts. The company aims to encourage all to regularly check their breasts for signs of breast cancer and not to put off visiting their GP if they have any concerns.
When is Wear It Pink Day?
Mark 20 October 2023 in your diary to wear pink. Breast Cancer Now’s Wear It Pink Day is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK. More information on Wearitpink.org.
How can I support breast cancer charities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
There are plenty of brands that are selling products to raise vital funds for breast cancer charities. We've selected some below...
How we chose the products for this roundup of Breast Cancer Awareness buys
- Charity donations: This edit is aimed at raising money for breast cancer awareness charities.
- Special edition products: We love the brands who have launched special edition exclusive products for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
- Gifting and self-gifting: This edit is aimed at someone who wants to gift a friend who's going through breast cancer or is a survivor of breast cancer.