When you think of October, Halloween monsters, ghouls, and goblins may come to mind, but there’s something far more scary lurking out there — breast cancer. Breastcancer.org states that roughly one out of every eight US women (that’s 12 percent, for those of you doing the math) will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes, with 268,600 new cases expected to have been diagnosed in 2019 alone.
Needless to say, breast cancer awareness is more important than ever. While there are plenty of ways for you to get involved, from making donations to a top breast cancer charity to support breast cancer research to hitting the streets to fundraise, one of the easiest is simply to purchase a breast cancer awareness product that will not only let the world know you’re #TeamPink, but donate a portion of its proceeds to a good cause.
What is breast cancer awareness month?
Essentially, breast cancer awareness month, which begins on October 1 and ends on October 31, is exactly what it sounds like — a month dedicated to raising cognizance of the disease each year that encourages women to get screened to detect symptoms early, educate the public about its causes and symptoms, and support survivors.
In honor of this annual event, which was founded in 1985, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation has partnered up with a slew of your favorite retailers, including Lilly Pulitzer, Rothy’s, Kendra Scott and more, to create their own pink products to help spread the word about the dangers of this life-threatening disease. Not only are they incredibly fashion-forward, they also lend monetary support to the non-profit organization for research to advance our understanding of breast cancer, from exploring ways to prevent the genetics behind it.
We've sorted through them all to find 13 super stylish picks you'll be more than proud to join the fight in. Keep reading for Woman’s World picks of the best breast cancer awareness products to sport this October.
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