Buy with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in mind


October 20, 2002|By Maria Blackburn | Maria Blackburn,Sun Staff

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do what you can for the cause by shopping for a variety of products that help support breast cancer research:

Heads up

The perfect blend of form and function, Wrap Star's Cotton Candy microsuede headband looks stylish and, unlike most headbands, doesn't give you a headache. Fans of Wrap Star headbands include Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mariah Carey, Kelly Osbourne and Drew Barrymore.

During October, Wrap Star will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of its Cotton Candy wrap, which costs $24 for the short version and $28 for the long, to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Purchases must be made from

Think pink

Think pink at this month and you really can't go wrong. Get a box of pink roses ($40) or a pair of rose heart earrings ($18), some dainty rose petal soaps ($48) or rose bath salts ($25), some rose-scented tea lights ($20) or a pink rose-quartz-and-pearl necklace ($140). Buy from a selection of six items at RedEnvelope, and the upscale Internet gift retailer will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale to City of Hope Cancer Center.

The company has agreed to give up to $10,000 to the cancer treatment center, which is located outside Los Angeles. To order, log on to the site or call 877-733-3683.

Don't forget

It's a shampoo. It's a conditioner. It's a body wash.

Philosophy's unforgettable does it all. And 100 percent of the net proceeds of the limited edition three-in-one fresh milk gel go to the Cedars-Sinai Research Center for Women's Cancers, a fund-raising support group for the Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Institute.

unforgettable costs $20 for 16 ounces at Nordstrom, Sephora and

Glaze days

Stila's limited-edition Breast Cancer Awareness Lip Glaze is the perfect pink gloss to wear alone or layered over another lip color. The color was specially selected by Evelyn Lauder and inspired by the pink breast-cancer awareness ribbon. A portion of the proceeds from this $24 pen will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The gloss is available at or, for a store near you, call 877-565-1299 or visit

Giving 100 percent

Buy a specially designed breast-cancer T-shirt ($18) or a pink enamel ribbon pin ($6) at Ann Taylor or Ann Taylor Loft stores this month, and 100 percent of the net profits from the sale will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Pin and T-shirt are also available at Ann Taylor Factory stores,, and 800-DIAL-ANN.

Support with sparkle

A little sparkle is just the thing to show your friends and family that you support breast cancer survivors.

Swarovski's Pink Hope pin features 57 crystal stones set in a crystallized open heart design with a pink pave ribbon overlay. Swarovski has agreed to donate $20,000 from the sale of the pins to the Libby Ross Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit aimed at making a difference in the fight against breast cancer through development and funding of programs for prevention, outreach, support, treatment and research.

The gold-plated pin ($75) is individually handcrafted. For a store near you, call 800-426-3088.

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