Breasts come in all colors, shapes and sizes, and during the
month of October, the mothers, sisters, grandmothers and beloved
friends behind them are reminded to pay extra attention to their
own unique pair in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Cosmotot's Mama Knows Breast Cancer Awareness Guide rounded up
the best in boobie-minded buys that not only donate a portion of
their sales to research efforts, but can be worn year round to show
how much you care about finding a cure.
N.Y.C. combines super soft cotton American Apparel tees (make
sure to order up a size since they run long and narrow) with custom
hand-cut, hand-stitched appliques (think ballet slippers, words,
names and more) for an end result that's so darn cute and comfy,
you'll wish they came in adult versions, too.
Choose anything pink or purple this month, and 20% of sales will
go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure.
Tote along a little tatas-themed love in the form of a gadget
case (think Blackberry Curve or iPod Classic sized) hand-cut and
hand sewn by Christa, Candian crafter and founder of Norm and Lou. Each of her unique cases (no two
are exactly alike) features quirky felt creations like tightie
whities, mustaches, robots and more, and is made to order from a
double thickness of felt. Gadgets stay secure with a snap closure,
and the felt used is made from recycled plastic bottles, making
them good for the environment and a good reminder to be aware.
Chocolate might not be the answer to the world's problems, but
having a bite or two certainly doesn't hurt. Seattle
Chocolate Company crafts a premium line of all natural,
lipstick-sized Chick Chocolates with flavors like Extreme Chick,
Nutty Chick, Strong Chick and Survivor Chick, in addition to
Extreme Dark Chocolate bars made with 65% cacao dark chocolate.
Even sweeter is that 100% of the profits from Survivor Chick
chocolates and Extreme Dark Chocolate bars go to fight against
Join Peace Love Mom in honoring breast cancer
awareness this month by purchasing any specially marked pink color
tee to get free shipping. Their thermal tops make cozy layering
pieces, especially necessary in Chicago now that it looks like the
sun has gone into hiding permanently.
PLM will also donate 25% of the profits to Breast Cancer
Research and Education. Use the coupon code PINK when checking
Don't forget to Feel Your
Boobies®, either. The like-named Breast Cancer non-profit
organization was founded in 2004 after founder, Leigh Hurst, was
diagnosed with breast cancer at 33. She found her lump by simply
"feeling her boobies," not through a formal self-breast exam.
Research shows that many young women tune out messages about
breast cancer because they don't think they're at risk or the
messages are too clinical.
Feel them up to honor the survivor in your life - I certainly
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
See more of Pilar's stories here.
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