Breast Cancer Awareness

6 Ways Brides Can Shop for a Cure & Help Fight Breast Cancer

Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with these products for brides.

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!

Breast Cancer Awareness
Photo: Amy Lee Mayer

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. Elegant Intimates
AnaOno Intimates for Breast Cancer Patients
Now until the end of the year, Natrelle x AnaOno are fighting the fight to support those newly diagnosed with breast cancer with their new bra program initiative! For every purchase of the new Natrelle Inspires Bra ($54), one bra from the AnaOno bra collection will be provided to a breast cancer patient diagnosed within the last 12 months and/or actively undergoing treatment. With a goal to help 300+ breast cancers patients get the support they deserve, patients who are in need of the bra program, can fill out this form to receive a free bra as they become available on a first-come first-serve basis.

2. Luxe Bridal Robe
Harlow & Fox Breast Cancer Awareness 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
Lolly's Locks Breast Cancer Awareness 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
Alexis Mera Flower Print Breast Cancer Awareness Shorts
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
Mandarin Oriental Miami Breast Cancer Awareness Spa Treatments
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
Compartes Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Oprah Chocolates
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.