Shop Talk

Buying In The Pink

October 14, 2007|By [LIZ ATWOOD]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month -- a time when many companies paint their products pink and donate a portion of sales to breast-cancer causes. Every year, it seems the list of pink products grows. This year there are pink Hershey's Kisses and pink Tic-Tacs. Red Envelope has pink wine openers and pink purses. Cross has pink pens, and equestrians can find pink cowboy hats and riding gloves. Here are some other pink products to help a worthy cause:

1. Dyson DC07 Vacuum

Price:

$399

Where to get it:

Target

Why we like it:

The vacuum comes with a lifetime Hepa filter and a quick-empty system that means you don't have to touch the dust. Dyson will donate $40 from the sale of each vacuum to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which currently funds more than 100 researchers throughout the world.

2. Casio EX-Z75 camera

Price:

$179.99

Where to get it:

Sears, Staples, BJ's

Why we like it:

The 7.2 megapixel digital camera has a 2.6-inch-wide LCD display, Anti-Shake DSP for reducing photo blur due to shaky hands or moving subjects and eBay mode which allows for photographs to be easily uploaded at the appropriate size for selling on eBay or for personal Web use. Casio will be contributing about $60,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

3. Wine Glasses By Riedel

Price:

$39.84

Where to get it:

Homeclick.com

Why we like it:

The set of two features clear crystal glasses with a pink stem, and it comes in a box set adorned with the pink breast-cancer symbol. To support the cause, 15 percent of all proceeds will be donated to help people who have been diagnosed with the illness.

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