October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and with just a couple of weeks left, we want our brides and couples to do their part to help raise awareness. Whether you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it's safe to say that nearly everyone has been affected by the disease. There are a variety of ways to raise awareness for breast cancer and help find a cure: gather your bridesmaids for a 5k, raise money in your community, or help someone in need!
If you're in the midst of wedding planning, many companies are donating a portion of their proceeds to help fund breast cancer research, so you don't even need to leave your computer to make a difference. We've put together a list of six products and services brides will love, and each does its part to help in the fight against breast cancer. So, shop the items below and help find a cure for breast cancer while you plan your wedding – what could be better?!
1. Lacy Bralettes
Designed by a breast cancer survivor, for breast cancer survivors, AnaOno Intimates offers bralettes and sports bras for women. The lacy styles are comfortable to wear while running wedding-related errands, and the sports bras are perfect for that pre-wedding bootcamp workout! And the best part? The company donates 5% to two non-profit organizations year-round: Jill's Wish Foundation, which provides grants to women undergoing breast cancer treatment, and Young Survival Coalition, which offers support and education to younger women diagnosed with breast cancer.
2. Luxe Bridal Robe
We know our brides love to get ready for their wedding days in beautiful bridal robes, so why not choose the "Sophia" kimono ($765) by Harlow & Fox? This sexy kimono is perfect for a pre-wedding robe or sexy honeymoon lingerie cover-up. Throughout the month of October, the designer will donate 30% from the item's sale to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. And if you're looking for luxurious bridesmaid gifts, your girls will love these rosy robes that have a purpose.
3. Heart-Shaped Necklaces
It's common practice to give your bridesmaids gifts before the wedding day to thank them for all of their support throughout the planning process. If you're considering gifting them with jewelry pieces, these heart-shaped necklaces in gold ($54) and silver ($48) by SarahCecelia for StyleCable will be adored by all of your 'maids. They'll also love the purpose behind each purchase: 100% of the proceeds go to Lolly's Locks, a non-profit organization that connects cancer patients in need with high-quality wigs.
4. Floral Print Loungewear
Floral-print bridesmaid robes are very popular for getting ready before the wedding, but if you and your girls prefer attire with a bit more coverage and comfort, consider lounge and leisure wear by Alexis Mera. Throughout the month of October, the designer is donating 20% of each sale for Digital Floral Print items ($60-109) to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Choose from cute boxer shorts, jogging pants, tees, shirt dresses, and tanks.
5. Sensational Spa Package
With all the stresses that stem from wedding planning, it's important to take time to destress. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami has launched the "Body, Mind, and Spirit Wellbeing Trio" ($600), a three-treatment revitalization that can be booked separately. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, $20 per session and 15% off any pink-themed merchandise in the spa boutique benefits the Sandy B. Muller Breast Cancer Foundation. Check other Mandarin spa locations near you for additional offers.
6. Pink Chocolate Collection
Satisfy your tastebuds and help raise awareness for breast cancer by purchasing delicious chocolates! Los Angeles chocolatier Compartes is donating 100% of the proceeds from Oprah's Pink Chocolate Collection ($29.95) to benefit Susan G. Komen. The pink dark chocolates filled with salted caramel make great wedding favors, and they're also a sweet treat to pair with red wine while wedding planning with your beloved.
Interested in more ways to help support breast cancer research while wedding planning? Consider donating to a charity in lieu of wedding favors, like this bride and her sister did on their wedding days.