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Get Your Pink on For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
by Laurie Gail

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson MD

Let your pink flag fly! With Breast Cancer Awareness Month in full swing, we’re celebrating all things pink. Here’s a primer on companies and products devoted to moving forward and increasing awareness.


Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH is a radiation oncologist who has also gone through breast surgery herself. She is co-founder of Best Friends For Life. "Our mission at BFFL Co is to bring comfort and ease to the recovery process. We'd like to think of our company as every patient's best friend for life. It's a girlfriend's 'Tip Sheet in a Bag,' so at least the stress of packing is off the to-do list. Our Limited Edition Breast BFFLBag is a wonderful way to send KINDness." The Limited Edition Breast BFFLBag is a breast surgery recovery kit packed with everything needed for surgical recovery including their specially-designed axillapilla® comfort pillow, wound and drain care supplies, mybody® skin care gift pack; Bio-Oil® moisturizing scar treatment, toiletries, organizing tools and instructions, and more. (Available at

MatrixMATRIX supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a selection of hairsprays for women with every hair type with four of the brand’s cult favorites: Biolage, Design Pulse, Total Results and Vavoom. MATRIX is providing 10% of sales to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. (Check out for salon locations.)


essie introduces their breast cancer 2013 collection. For the second year in a row, essie is partnering with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, an organization whose mission is to provide care and services to women and families affected by the disease. pink about it is a light pink with micro flecks of holographic glimmer, and pink works is a medium pink with a hint of reflective shimmer. (Available at

In their continued support of Breast Cancer Awareness, Youngblood is donating a portion of proceeds from sales of the Crushed Mineral Blush in Dusty Pink (shell pink), Sherbet (gold-laced pink-peach) and Tulip (baby doll pink) to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. (Available at 

Aquage HairspraySince 2008, Aquage has ensured a portion of the proceeds from each of their pink products goes to making a difference in the fight against breast cancer. The 2013 collection includes their Finishing Hairspray, Seaextend Silkening Oil Treatment, Beyond Shine, Uplifting Foam, and Biomega Moisture Regimen (Includes shampoo, conditioner and detangling comb). (Go to for select salons)

e.l.f is donating 100% of profits for their Studio HD Blush in Headliner to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Always affordable, the HD Blush in headliner is $3.00. (Available at 

Julep has released the new nail color Edith for October, created in honor of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. The nail color is a cherry blossom pink crème with holographic glitter. (Available at helps fund breast cancer research with selections from their pink boutique. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A few of the fragrances include Moschino Pink Bouquet, a floral-fruity blend, Mandarina Duck Cute Pink, a daytime scent which includes raspberry, blackcurrant and peach, and Vera Wang Truly Pink, a soft scent that combines woodsy and floral notes. (Available at


Aveda plans to raise $300,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through its Limited-Edition Hand Relief. This year they’re updated the fragrance for 2013: Rosemary Mint. (Available at 

Breast cancer survivor Ouidad started a crusade against breast cancer, vowing to make a difference in the lives of other women. She founded Curls for a Cure in 2005 to raise funds year round for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Curls for a Cure is a donation program on that welcomes visitors to make a donation of their choosing toward Breast Cancer research. Taking her commitment a step further, Ouidad matches any amount donated, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000! (Available at

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