Every year I hold my annual Charms and Cocktails party for the Susan G Komen Passionately Pink program, to honor, and raise money for breast cancer awareness. This year was no different, and my friends came out to catch up, drink, eat, pick out their favorite charms, and bracelets, and support the cause.
The day went off without a hitch (if you don’t count a slight misstep w/ some angel food pink cupcakes), and everyone picked something personal, and fitting.
Personally, there is not a month that goes by, that I don’t think about how to keep myself involved with the Komen Foundation, and keep supporting this very important, and personal cause. But as usually is the case with things we should ALWAYS think about, there is always one day, or month dedicated to actually illustrating and highlighting, albeit commercially, this notion. Mothers get a day in May, Lovers get a day in February, and breast cancer gets a whole month in October.
So though I hate to fall victim to the mainstream machine, there are hundreds of companies; fashion designers, brands that come out to show their support all month. Currently, my obsessions are:
1. The best gifts that give back. I love the Tory Burch wrap bracelet ($95) and iphone case. They give 15 % to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. And Clinique sells its best selling dramatically different lotion for $36 including signature limited edition key chain and $10 donations from each purchase.
2. The Essie Pink Collection special edition for Breast Cancer Awareness month AND …
3.My Essie Manicure
4. The off the beaten path ways to style and showcase your support, with these awesome Pinterest finds… Check out my page here, which includes these amazing shoes
And These awesome special nail decals from an amaze website I found, Jamberry nails that is the first company I’ve seen to take the nail decal trend to the next level w/ personalized designs.
5. Island Support~ All the ways NYC becomes pink all month long, from the empire state building to other landmarks... all you have to do is look up…
If you want to donate to my Passionately Pink fundraising, and learn more, Click here
Or to see other Gifts that give back, Check out this article on AOL shopping.