9 Breast Cancer Awareness Items That Donate 100 Percent Of The Proceeds To Charity


Though October may first bring to mind thoughts of apple picking and Halloween costumes, it's also important to remember that Oct. 1 is the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Aside from certain types of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the United States, according to the CDC, making the fight against it a crucial one. Every effort counts, and this season there are a variety of brands across fashion and beauty that will not only be supporting the cause, but donating 100 percent of the proceeds from a product to a chosen organization. The efforts these items will support speak to many aspects of the breast cancer battle, from research and prevention to early detection and aid for women during and after breast cancer.

There are a range of items available to shop and contribute, including a pretty pink beauty collection from Estée Lauder supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and athletic-wear from Aerie, with proceeds being donated to the non-profit Bright Pink.

Retailer Saks Fifth Avenue is also celebrating its 20th Anniversary of Key To The Cure (KTTC), its annual charitable initiative to fight cancer with a limited-edition T-shirt that will benefit the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery (AiRS) Foundation. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the $35 shirt designed by Wes Gordon of Carolina Herrera in partnership with the official 2018 KTTC Ambassador, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, will go to support the non-profit organization. The AiRS Foundation works to provide women after a mastectomy with support, resources, education on surgical options, and the funds to help with the costs associated with breast reconstruction.

"I'm a breast cancer survivor, so that is a huge part of my involvement with Saks' Key To The Cure," said Louis-Dreyfus in a Saks Fifth Avenue press release. "I'm absolutely thrilled that the AiRS Foundation is the beneficiary of the sales of the limited-edition Key To The Cure t-shirt. Every penny from the T-shirt sales benefits the foundation, which helps women who are unable to afford breast reconstruction surgery post-mastectomy."

As you head into a new month of shopping, consider these styles and the products below. Not only will you gain a special piece, but your money will go directly to organizations making a difference in breast cancer research, prevention, and care.

Aerie Limited-Edition Sports Bra



Your purchase of the limited-edition pink longline sports bra (sizes XXS-XL) will directly support the non-profit Bright Pink. Aerie will be donating 100 percent of the U.S. sales on this style to the organization dedicated to the prevention and early detection of not only breast, but ovarian cancers in young women.

Aerie Limited-Edition Move High Waisted Legging



Add a pop of pink to your workout wardrobe and support the non-profit Bright Pink. Aerie will be donating 100 percent of the U.S. sales from this limited-edition high waisted legging (available in sizes XXS-XXL) to the organization.

Limited-Edition Powerful Pink Color Collection


Estée Lauder

As part of the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer campaign, the company will be donating 100 percent of each purchase of the limited-edition Powerful Pink Color Collection from Sept. 2018-June 2019 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993). In the collection, there are pink shades of Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick and Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid LipColor as well as a pretty Pure Color EyeShadow Quad palette and eyeshadow brush.

Mustique Earrings


Jemma Sands

For the entire month of October, jewelry label Jemma Sands will be donating 100 percent of the profits from five pieces, including these 14K rose quartz gemstone earrings, to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Shop the additional four bracelet styles supporting the BCRF on JemmaSands.com.

Pink Pony Romance 3.4 oz.


Ralph Lauren

Treat yourself to a new fall fragrance while knowing that your money is going to great cause. One-hundred percent of the profits from the sale of the limited-edition Pink Pony “Romance” scent will be donated to The Pink Pony Fund, The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation’s initiative in the fight against cancer, supporting programs for screening, early diagnosis, treatment, research, and patient navigation.

Carolina Herrera Key To The Cure Poppy T-Shirt


Saks Fifth Avenue

All of the proceeds from this T-shirt, which features a vibrant pink and red poppy print and the slogan, "we are fighters & we are fighting for a cure," will go to supporting the AiRS Foundation, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000. The crew neck style will be available for purchase from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 at all Saks Fifth Avenue locations in the U.S. and Canada as well as on saks.com.

Lunya x Fuck Cancer Powersuit



Starting Oct. 2, luxury, sleepwear brand Lunya will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from a sweatshirt and matching pant set to Fuck Cancer, a non-profit organization that is focused on prevention, early detection, and providing emotional support as well as guidance to those affected by cancer.

Think Pink! Set



For the entire month of October, nail polish line côte will be donating 100 percent of all proceeds from this set to the Phase One Foundation, a non-profit clinical cancer research foundation. Within the chevron travel pouch, you will receive three nail polishes in shades of pink, a strengthening base plus top coat nail treatment, two acetone-free towels, and a nail file.

Whisper Scarf


Johnny Was

For the month of October, Johnny Was will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales of twelve of the brand's signature silk scarves to Susan G. Komen. Shop this style and more in-stores and online.