The month of October represents a lot of things: Sweater weather, the return of Football, Halloween and most importantly, Breast Cancer Awareness month.
We are reminded of this at every store we walk into and every website we visit by an overwhelming sea of pink.
Don't get me wrong, as a lover of the color I love seeing it everywhere, but I think we often forget the true meaning of Breast Cancer Awareness month in the process.
Although there are several companies, stores and websites that do in fact donate to foundations, or research there are many that don't and instead make money off of this terrible disease by just turning their products pink in some way.
One website that does help raise awareness is The Breast Cancer Site. It was founded to help fund free mammograms for women in need — women for whom early detection would not otherwise be possible. Since its launch in October 2000, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism and in the fight to prevent breast cancer deaths.
Throughout the month of October every item purchased at the Breast Cancer Site store, 3% to 50% of the retail price is donated to fund free mammograms for women in need, breast cancer research, and care for women with the disease.
In addition to that, they are hosting a giveaway. By entering you will have a chance to win an Embroidered Hope Pink Ribbon Hooded Sweatshirt, and they will make a $500 donation to help provide treatment for breast cancer patients. Nine runners-up will each also receive a sweatshirt, and everyone gets four free “Pink Ribbon Army” pins to wear and share.
All you have to do is visit the link below and enter your e-mail address for a chance to win and more importantly, a chance to help women in need.
To enter the giveaway, click here: Breast Cancer Site Giveaway