Posts tagged "breast cancer awareness month"

Women Listing Fruits On Facebook For Another Stupid Breast Cancer Awareness Meme

Whoever dreams up “breast cancer awareness” memes for Facebook is just messing with us now. Women are listing fruits like strawberry, banana, apple or grape, in their “status update” to correspond with what their relationship status is … and, uh, “raise awareness” about breast cancer?

Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2011

Happy Pinktober, I Mean, October!

Pinktober — I mean, October — has been taken over as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worthy cause that’s opportunistically hijacked to promote everything for 31 days straight. Why, just this morning I received a press release from HerCampus.com about essays that six women wrote about their bras sizes “in honor” of Breast…

Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2010

True Religion Pisses Off Bloggers By Asking For Free Ads For BCA Jeans

True Religion has apparently been asking for what many bloggers see as shameless, free advertising. The denim company has been sending around these widgets, which promote purchasing a pair of Breast Cancer Awareness jeans, to sites, requesting placement. Writes one blogger on Fashion Indie: “I have nothing against donating money to breast cancer research, but…

Leonora Epstein / October 15, 2010

What’s Up For Bid At The Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Auction?

Ralph Lauren has his own breast cancer foundation called the Pink Pony Fund. To raise money during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, he’s holding an enormous auction of luxury goods, getaways, and experiences. You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff you can bid on! Internships at top magazines! Dinners with celebs! Walk-on roles on TV shows!

Leonora Epstein / October 11, 2010

Open For Discussion: The Breast Cancer Snuggie And Other Random BCA Products

I’ve thought a lot about retailers who create charity products to aid crises or support foundations, and I honestly can’t decide whether consumerism and charity—both for shoppers and retailers—is a good or bad thing. When a company sells a product that benefits charity, are they genuine in their desire to help? Or are they looking…

Leonora Epstein / October 7, 2010

Boob Lube Makes Breast Exams More Fun

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and by now you should know the importance of self-exams and early detection. You may not know that there’s a real product on the market called “Boob Lube” that makes those exams a little easier and maybe even more fun — especially if you have a partner hel…

Wendy Atterberry / October 6, 2010

Warriors In Pink Warrior Woven Scarf (Win It!)

Not only does Ford donate $20 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure when you test-drive one of their vehicles from now until Dec. 31, but the car company also sells cute apparel and accessories, with 100 percent of the net proceeds going to to the organization. The Warriors in Pink line includes non-cheesy T-shirts,…

Catherine Strawn / October 16, 2009

Toilet Paper Never Looked So Pretty — Or Pink!

At the end of September, 15 Canadian designers created some pretty amazing dresses out of toilet paper in honor of T.P. company Cashmere Bathroom Tissue’s limited-edition Pink Roll, which raises funds and awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Yep, you heard that right: limited-edition toilet paper. Get a roll before they’re gone, people! Click…

Catherine Strawn / October 14, 2009

NFL Players Accent Their Uniforms With Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Yesterday, while watching football, I made a snarky comment about an announcer’s flamboyant shirt-tie combination only to learn he was wearing the baby pink striped tie in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Really?

I was completely floored when I found out the entire NFL is very involved in raising awareness for a…

Catherine Strawn / October 5, 2009

Think Pink: Lisa For LOFT Breast Cancer Ribbon Bracelet

A lot of companies promote special “pink” products during October because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, these items can get a little cheesy — and sometimes they’re just a marketing ploy and don’t actually give a substantial amount of profits to the cause. (Sick, we know.) This month we’ll be highlighting products that are…

Catherine Strawn / October 1, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Ads From Around The World

As you’re probably aware from the flood of pink that has taken over the world, it’s October, aka Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Don’t think this is some Hallmark-style holiday that only exists in the overly commercialized country we live in. Oh, no. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is worldwide. We poked around the internet…

Catherine Strawn / October 16, 2008

To Eat Yoplait Yogurt Or Not, That Is The Question

Yesterday, we told you that sending in your Yoplait yogurt lids was an easy way to contribute to the fight against breast cancer — at the very least, those pink lids make you think about the disease every day when you eat your breakfast. However, we just want to make it clear that we don’t…

Catherine Strawn / October 3, 2008

Six Things You Can Do This Month To Help Fight Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do your part and wear pink every single day until November, or do at least one of the following:

Make Click to Give your home page, then click on the pink box every time you open your web browser. Each time you do that, a sponsor will…

Catherine Strawn / October 2, 2008

Pink Pooch Owner Gets Beauty Schooled

You gotta fight for your right to pink your poodle, or so a woman in Boulder, Colorado learned. Joy Douglas, who owns a local beauty salon, gave her pooch Cici a dye job to match beauty school dropout Frenchy from Grease. She now faces a $1,000 a day fine for breaking a city ordinance which…

Simcha / March 12, 2008