Pink products for breast cancer By Jessalynn Keller
Pink is powerful this fall with a range of new products supporting breast cancer research in Canada. Whether you’re at home in the kitchen, the gym, or a downtown club (or all three!) there’s a chic way for you to strut your support.
1. Dyson Pink Vacuum Cleaner
Getting rid of dust bunnies under your bed just got more glamorous! Clean for the cure with Dyson’s limited edition line of pink vacuum cleaners, including an upright and canister model.
Donation info: Dyson Canada will donate a minimum of $50,000 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Availability: The Bay, Home Outfitters, The Brick, Sears, Best Buy, Future Shop, Bed Bath and Beyond and other retailers nationwide.
2. Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Collection
Inspired by Aquacurrent Science, Pantene’s newest collection of shampoos and conditioners promote the growth of long, luscious locks by regulating the water flow to your hair while preventing breakage. And when you finally tire of your tresses give back by donating your mane to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Campaign, which will use your hair to create free wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment. Check out www.BeautifuLengths.ca for more details.
Price: $5.99 for 375ml bottle, $8.99 for 675 ml bottle
Donation info: A portion from each product purchase will go towards the Pantene beautiful Lengths Campaign.
Availability: At all drug, grocery, and mass-market retailers across Canada starting August 2008.
3. Laura Canada Pink Lunch Tote
Ditch your brown bag in favor of going pink with this insulated lunch tote from Laura Canada. It’s cute, environmentally sound, and supports breast cancer research, so there’s no excuse not to become a permanent pink-bagger.
Price: $15.00 from October 1 – October 31, regular retail value is $25.00
Donation info: $5.00 from every purchase will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society to fund vital breast cancer research and support programs.
Availability: At Laura, Laura Petites, Laura Plus, and Laura Superstores nationwide.
4. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
The signature Clinique facial lotion is available jumbo-size and equipped with a pump this October, with a hefty $10 from the sale of the limited edition bottle being donated to the Breast Cancer Research Association. Stock up now and you’ll also get an exclusive key chain with an iconic breast cancer ribbon charm with every bottle.
Price: $45.50 for a 200ml bottle.
Donation info: $10 per bottle is donated to the Breast Cancer Research Association.
Availability: At select Clinique counter across Canada and at clinique.ca.
5. Pink for the Cause Promotion from Marcelle
Marcelle fans appreciate the Canadian company’s gentle, hypoallergenic and perfume free products, and now can count the line’s Pink for the Cause Promotion as another reason to become a convert. Buy the brand’s multipurpose Cleansing Cloths, the Lux Gloss Sheers lip gloss in Sorbet, or the Blush in Dust this month and a portion of the sale will be donated to the “Look Good Feel Better” program which helps women affected by cancer deal with appearance-related effects of the disease.
Price: Cleansing cloths: $11.25, Lux Gloss Sheer in Sorbet: $9.95, and Blush in Dust: $12.95.
Donation info: $0.50 from each product will be donated to Look Good Feel Better.
Availability: At drugstores across Canada starting September 15th.
6. Cotton Stretch Hoodies from The Running Room
These cotton stretch hoodies with a front zipper and high collar are part of the Running Room’s extensive Pink Ribbon Fit-Wear line, and are ideal for brisk fall weather or a jaunt to the gym. Choose between soft and cosmos pink and wear your support on your sleeve.
Donation info: Portion of the sale is donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
A favorite with the Nigella Lawsons among us, KitchenAid is expanding its abundant collection of petal pink kitchen appliances with this year’s pink toaster. Made of high-luster polycarbonate with a stainless steel interior and extra wide toasting slots, it’s a must-have kitchen addition for even those of us who consider toasting a bagel cooking.
Donation info: $10 from each sale donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Availability: The Bay, Home Outfitters and major retailers nationwide, including and kitchenaid.ca.
8. Inspire Summerberry Tea from Tetley and Folgers Classic Roast Pink Can Initiative
Feel good about your morning vice this month whether you prefer a medium roast or a herbal blend. Tetley introduces Inspire Summerberry herbal tea with a portion of proceeds supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. And java addicts will want to pick up the Folgers Classic Roast limited edition pink can to start their day with a pink boost.
Donation info: Folgers Pink Can Initiative: $0.10 from each can donated to the Canadian Cancer Society’s breast cancer research. Tetley Summerberry Herbal Blend Tea: $0.15 from each purchase will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Availability: Grocery stores nationwide.
9. Eyewear Pink Sunglasses
Protect your peepers with these shades from the Eyewear Pink line by Calgary’s Sundog Distributing. Each of the six styles are named after Canadian breast cancer survivors and offer 100% UVA/UVB protection. Styles range from sporty models like “Lynn” to the more fashion conscious “April Lee”. Check out eyewearpink.com to read the survivor’s personal stories.
Price: $34.99- $39.99
Donation info: 10% of proceeds from each pair go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
10. SEAH Blossom Spritz Conditioning Spray by Schwarzkopt Professional
Nourishing Japanese Cherry Blossom extract and replenishing Amaranth oil are the magic ingredients in this conditioning spray that is perfect for color treated tresses that got too much summer sun. Another bit of magic: Two dollars from every purchase of this limited edition pink bottle will go to Rethink Breast Cancer.
Price: $32.00 for a 200ml bottle.
Donation info: $2 from every bottle is donated to Rethink Breast Cancer.
Availability: At salons nationwide. Call 1-800-463-3081 for the salon nearest to you.
11. DVDs for the Cure
They’ve helped you through break-ups, exam stress, and now, to find a cure for breast cancer. For the month of October pick up your favorite chick flick, like Thelma and Louise, Never Been Kissed, and Legally Blonde, and proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation as part of the DVD for the Cure campaign. Who ever said chick flicks don’t have substance?
Donation info: $0.75 from each DVD donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Availability: Shoppers Drug Marts and Loblaws nationwide.
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