It’s October, and we all know what that means. Pink is everywhere. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month – what we lovingly refer to as BCAM – and our community has a lot of complicated feelings about that.
We know, October can be hard.
So, it’s important that we’re transparent about the partners we choose to work with. We’re proud we only partner with companies who disclose to their consumers exactly where their donation dollars go.
We also look for partners who offer products our community wants. We want you to love the things you’re shopping for while knowing that the companies are giving back a portion of their proceeds to the programs and services that YSC provides. These funds directly help us build more Navigator guidebooks, host more attendees at the YSC Summit and support more Face 2 Face groups across the country. Our partners know breast cancer is a year-round disease, not just something that happens in October.
So, shop for some great clean haircare, apparel by survivors and many other great offers this year. Please support the partners that support YSC and share with your communities!
Fashion & Beauty
Handful’s relationship with YSC started as a personal one. Cary Kim, who works in Survivor Relations at Handful, was affiliated with the Portland YSC chapter for 7 years after her own diagnosis. Handful donates 12.5% of all revenue from the sale of their Battle Cry Pink bras to YSC. Even better, all breast cancer survivors receive a lifetime 30% discount and FREE additional pad sets for use as prosthetics. Learn more about Handful’s breast cancer programs for survivors.
BOY MEETS GIRL
As long-time partners, fashion brand Boy Meets Girl works with YSC throughout the year to support young adults affected by breast cancer. This October, they’re donating 10% of the retail price of their new #THRIVER shirt and F**ck Cancer tank, Over-sized Boyfriend shirt, and Crop Sweatshirt.
Ivory Ella is in it deep with YSC. They ride in Tour de Pink and attend our events as enthusiastic supporters of our community. They also have really sweet shirts that feel like the threads of 1000 clouds. 10% of proceeds from their breast cancer long-sleeve tee and t-shirt benefit YSC this October.
Block Merch creates products for every attitude. They have a full line of statement breast cancer apparel, no matter what you want to say about it. , Block Merch knows breast cancer is more than just October, they donate 5% of all of their breast cancer-related items throughout the year to YSC
NaturAll Club is an entirely natural and organic haircare line for women of color to nurture their natural hair textures. In October, this enterprising collective is donating 15% of all products to YSC throughout the entire month.
Gymnastics fashion brand Destira specializes in functional, fashionable leotards and accessories. For the gymnast in your life, they’re donating 50% of the proceeds of their pink leotard to YSC.
NOT YOUR MOTHER’S
Not Your Mother’s hair care products are the kind of company that support YSC without a lot of fanfare. We’re grateful for their generosity, and we love their products! Support YSC and upgrade your game.
Marena manufacturers post-surgical recovery solutions that offer superior comfort and help produce better clinical outcomes. Marena supports YSC and its efforts to help educate survivors and caregivers about the best options available for a comfortable recovery.
Mind & Body
CYCLEBAR is supporting YSC through in-studio classes throughout the month of October 2019. Join them in participating studios with your complimentary free week for being part of the YSC community. Find a participating studio and cycle away!
We’re so excited about new partners YogaSix who are donating all proceeds from their participating studios during their October Challenge. Whether you’re ready to try down dog for the first time or your friends call you the human pretzel, you can get your zen on and support YSC. Find a studio near you.
Who doesn’t feel like punching things sometimes? Punch those things with good form and the right gear! Title Boxing is donating 10% of the purchase price on all pink and breast cancer awareness products to YSC.
For all our thrivers who want to pound their way to a new fitness routine, POUND is donating 100% of the proceeds from the Breast Cancer Awareness tank top to YSC.
Those Special Extras
Harley Davidson has been a long-time partner of YSC. Throughout the year, Harley-Davidson Motor Company donates 3% of the manufacturer’s suggested retail purchase price from the sale of its Pink Label Collection to support YSC and other organizations. If you’re in the market to feel the wind on the open road and look good doing it, we recommend taking one of these for a spin.
New partners Fresh Brothers are donating 5% of all drink sales to YSC during the month of October. Fresh Brother’s has a limited edition YSC cup for the month of October so grab some grub and use the code YSC for 10% off your entire order.
Okay, we know what you’re thinking. Mosquito repellent? But PARA’KITO is a huge office favorite at YSC. No toxic chemicals, all-natural ingredients and it actually works. PARA’KITO is donating 20% of the purchase price of the Pink Ribbon Wristband to YSC.
Low on paper or printer ink? Toner Buzz is donating $5 of each order from its website from October 1-11. After that, for every order made with a promo code YSC10, they’ll give you $10 off and donate $10 to YSC.
PopSockets is donating 50% of the proceeds from each of these special YSC PopSockets.
For the flight crew that keeps you in the air, Crew Outfitters is donating 10% of their breast cancer-related items to YSC.