The world recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer organizations lead campaigns, walks, and donation efforts. They help increase awareness and raise funds for research, prevention, treatments, and, ultimately, a cure.
One of those important organizations is The Keep a Breast Foundation.
The Keep A Breast Foundation
The Keep A Breast Foundation uses multiple digital and artistic approaches to educate and support a younger audience. It’s an audience who often isn’t specifically targeted by breast cancer charities.
This charity meets millennials and Gen Z on their own turf, at music festivals and art events worldwide. Interactive displays, educational materials, and an approachable style help them engage women and men. They learn more about their bodies and how to take care of them on their own level.
Now to the Makers and their products that are doing good this month, too.
All-Natural Eyelash Kits
For every Wink purchase, a “Feeling Beautiful Again” bag is donated to a cancer warrior through the Breast Cancer Charities of America. This helps regrow the lashes or brows of patients who have lost them through chemotherapy.
A Safer Way to Reheat
Cuchina Safe was created in response to Maker Susan Castriota’s own breast cancer diagnosis. Her daughter informed her that microwaved plastic can be hazardous so Susan created her own durable, safer designs. The lids are strong, non-porous borosilicate glass. It won’t hold on to odors, stains, or bacteria like plastics can. Susan is in the Survivors Circle for Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Every October, she gives 5% of sale proceeds to the foundation.
An Easy Way to Organize Medications
Sagely is a weekly pill organizer with flexibility built right in. Seven modular pods rest on a magnetized base and can be individually removed for easy transport. Sagely will be donating a portion of sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation on top of a base $1,250 donation at the end of the month.
Hard-Boiled Egg Peeler
For every pink-lidded egg peeler sold, The Negg donates 10% of all sales to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Digital Watches with a Cause
1Face makes watches for a cause and their pink watch focuses on breast cancer awareness. 20% of their sales from their pink watch go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Each My Storytellers keychain charm lets you carry a positive reminder each day. Their Conquer Cancer charm also carries with it a 10% donation of all sales to the Conquer Cancer Coalition. In 14 years, My Storytellers has raised more than $700,000 for the organization.
I’mpact One – Breast Cancer Foundation
I’mpact One is a breast cancer foundation that helps women navigate the emotional and financial challenges breast cancer brings with it. Their network of advocates offers women emotional support, education, and awareness through a free hotline. They help in understanding insurance coverage and connecting with partner organizations. And they provide prosthetics, bras, wigs, and post-surgical garments to women who can’t afford them.
This year, find and support Makers that advocate for the same causes you do. We say it all the time, but it is especially true now—vote with your dollar.