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The Accessories Council and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's “Pink Picks”

by Victoria Clarke
Each year, 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 of that number will die. Breast cancer affects women of all ages, races and socio-economic backgrounds. It's the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Early detection is the key to surviving the disease and many well-known corporations have developed initiatives to assist women with affordable mammograms, simply by purchasing products they already use.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail. The foundation is leading the fight against breast cancer by providing a myriad of educational programs and free mammograms for women nationwide, offering "Help for Today...Hope for Tomorrow" - - http://www.cureologybeauty.com

The current economic climate has affected the finances of everyone and charitable contributions are on the decline. It can be very difficult for the average family to make a monetary contribution, but many companies are making it easy to support breast cancer awareness. When consumers purchase specially marked products, a portion of the sale goes directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, allowing consumers to support breast cancer awareness while buying the products they use every day. Companies such as Ghirardelli Chocolate, Dannon, Welch's, Yankee Candle and Cureology are utilizing specially branded products to support breast cancer research and provide mammograms to underserved women nationwide. Items bear recognizable pink colors and/or logos to alert shoppers to the benefit of purchasing specific brands and packages. Products run the gamut from candle warmers, chocolate and food wrap, to juice, air fresheners and premium hair care products.

More products:
Alex Woo’s Mini Ribbon Pink Cord Bracelot, @alex_woo, http://www.alexwoo.com/
Anne Klein’s Limited Edition Watch @JonesGroupInc, http://www.anneklein.com
Bobbi Browns Pink Ribbon Collection, http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com
Chic Buds Speaker Ball, @chicbuds, http://www.chicbuds.com
Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection, @EsteeLauder, http://www.esteelauder.com
Thale Blanc Exclusive Pink Bag, @thaleblanc, http://www.thaleblanc.com
Lacoste Pink Croc Sunglasses, @marchoneyewear, http://www.lacoste.com