Support the Cause: Shop Pink
During October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, many Canadian companies sell “pink ribbon” products to help support worthy organizations’ work in the fight against breast cancer. Here are some great products that you can purchase to contribute.
Shop till you drop with this guide to pretty pink products. A portion of your spending will help support the fight against breast cancer.
The Pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Smartphone includes everything but the kitchen sink. In addition to all the regular features of a smartphone - phone, e-mail, text messaging, web browser - it also comes loaded with a digital camera and Facebook.
Pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Smartphone, $499.99 (no contract), Telus.ca.
$25 from each Pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Smartphone purchase will go to Rethink Breast Cancer.
Give your brown bag lunch routine a style makeover with the Laura "Wrapped with Love" insulated pink lunch tote. In a whimsical pink and grey geometric print, the lunch tote features roomy dimensions (22 x 12.5 x 21 cm) and insulated lining, which is effective at keeping food hot or cold.
Pink Lunch Tote, $15, Lauracanada.com.
$5 from every Pink Lunch Tote purchase will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Who said you can't look great working out? This comfy cotton stretch hoodie features front pockets, a high-neck collar, chenille logo and a custom zipper. Comes in soft pink and cosmos pink. Sizes: XS-XL.
Cotton Stretch Hoodie, $79.99, runningroom.ca.
A portion of the sale is donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
If you want clean filtered water, The Brita Pink Pitcher will deliver. It removes mercury, lead and copper and improves the taste of tap water by reducing the taste and odor of chlorine. It's also a greener solution than bottled water.
Brita Pink Pitcher, Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $34.99, Retailers Accross Canada.
Brita will be contributing $50,000 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The pitcher sales will contribute to the donation.
The limited edition Pink Artisan Series Stand Mixer includes a plethora of state-of-the-art features to help you cook up a culinary feast, including a 325-watt motor, tilt-up head, 10-speed sold-state control, 5-quart (4.73L) polished stainless steel bowl with handle, flat beater, dough hook, wire whip, pouring shield and more.
KitchenAid Pink Artisan Series Stand Mixer, Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $449.99, KitchenAid-Cook for the Cure.
KitchenAid Canada will contribute $100 from every sales of its Pink Artisan Series Stand Mixer to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
A delicate blend of rosehip, hibiscus, apples and strawberries, Tetley's Inspire Summerberry Herbal Tea creates the flavour of luscious summer berries. A perfect pick-me-up after a long day.
Tetley's Inspire Summerberry Herbal Tea, Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $3.29, tetley.ca.
15 cents from every canister of Tetley Inspire Summerberry Herbal Tea bearing the pink ribbon will be contributed to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Designed to fit comfortably in your hand, the limited edition BIC Luminére Candle Lighter has a wand that lights in three positions, making it easy to light all your candles, including hurricane lamps, votives and candelabras.
BIC Luminére Candle Lighter, Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price:$5.99 to $7.99, bicworld.com.
$1 from each BIC Luminére Candle Lighter purchase will be directed towards the Canadian Cancer Society.
Put your best face forward. The Evelyn Lauder Lip Colour Collection includes three lipstick shades (Rich Berry, Candy and Bali Rose) in an attractive pink case. The lipsticks come in two of Estée Lauder's most popular formulas, Pure Color Longlasting and Estée Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre.
Evelyn Lauder Lip Colour Collection, Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $26.50, Estée Lauder.
Estée Lauder will donate $100,000 in connection with its Canadian sales of the Pink Ribbon Collection to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Go fish with FisherGirl's special edition "Breast Cancer Survival Rod." The 5 ft. pink ladies fishing rod is constructed of fiberglass with ceramic glides, metal rings and EVA handle. It comes with a starter fishing kit that includes a FisherGirl baseball cap, pair of pink fishing gloves, a pink tackle bag and a pre-packaged lure kit containing eight lures.
Survival Rod & Kit: Special Edition, $79.99, FisherGirl.com.
5% of Canadian sales from the Survival Rod & Kit is donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Pink For Your Pet
Dog owners can take Rover out for a run using the 160 cm pink polyester dog leash that CIBC is offering this year. Emblazoned with the motivational words "Who are you running for?", the leash will remind people of the important cause they are supporting.
Dog Leash, Suggested Donation: $7, CIBC branches across Canada.
All of the net proceeds are donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.