In October, it can seem like the entire world goes pink. Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in 1985 as a way to promote mammograms as the best resource available at that time to detect breast cancer. The BCAM movement has evolved into worldwide awareness and funding initiatives.
The Pink Elephant in the Room
With so many companies turning their products pink, you might wonder what’s happening with your dollars when you purchase pink products. The term pink-washing has been used to describe companies that use consumer goodwill about breast cancer support without specific and clear funding to people affected by breast cancer.
YSC is proud that we only partner with companies who make their contributions explicit to all consumers.
Additionally, our partners play an important role in advocacy by informing their consumers that young women can and do get breast cancer and that YSC is their go-to resource.
Partners for Good
We know our community wants to shop responsibly during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With that in mind, we want to encourage you to support the partners and products that support YSC and keep corporate responsibility as their top priority.
Handful of Bras
Handful’s partnership with YSC started as a personal one. Cary Goldberg, who works in Survivor Relations at Handful, was affiliated with the Portland YSC chapter for 7 years after her own diagnosis. For the 12.5% of women diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, Handful is donating 12.5% of the revenue from their Battle Cry Pink bras to YSC.
They also offer a variety of discounts and programs for breast cancer survivors year round.
Ford Warriors in Pink
We’re beyond grateful to have the support of Ford through their program Warriors in Pink. They have also recognized YSC as an organization providing vital support to those affected by breast cancer. This fall, Ford Warriors in Pink is hosting a bonus yoga class at the Wanderlust festival in Snowshoe, Statton and Squaw. Ford Warriors in Pink will donate $10 for each participant at these locations so you can feel good while getting your OM on.
Learn more and sign up: https://wanderlust.com/partners/ford/
Advanced Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts is partnering with NHRA driver Courtney Force in efforts to support YSC for breast cancer awareness month. For every battery tested and installed at Advanced Auto Parts during the month of October, a donation will be made to YSC.
Check out Courtney’s Advance Auto Parts hot rod decked out for breast cancer awareness
What’s better than a natural and cruelty-free body balm? A body balm that gives back!
We’re thrilled The Better Skin Company is donating 100% of the proceeds from their Limited Edition Rose Gold Amaze Balm to YSC. Give your skin some love and order your Rose Gold Amaze Balm because who can resist anything rose gold?!
Check Better Skin on the Today show!
This year, B.H. Cosmetics has teamed up with YSC because doing good is a beautiful thing. This year, 100% of retail sales go to YSC for their Pink Perfection 4 Color Blush Palette and Brush 36 – Mini Kabuki Brush Set.
UFC Gyms is joining the fight in empowerment by having a 6-week fitness challenge dedicated to Empowering the Fighting Spirit. With every sign-up, 5% of the proceeds will benefit YSC. While signup for the fitness challenge has ended, you can still up your fitness game and support your local UFC Gym. Join in and challenge yourself for six weeks to gain muscle, build strength and lose weight while training to compete in The Challenge Fitness Championships. Learn more here.
Boy Meets Girl
Sometimes you just need to wear your feelings on your sleeve. Boy Meets Girl founder, Stacy Igel, has been a long-time supporter of YSC. This year Boy Meets Girl will donate 10% of the retail price of their F*ck Cancer tank, Over-sized Boyfriend shirt and Crop Sweatshirt.
Check out the rest of the Boy Meets Girl F**k Cancer collection.
Worn around your wrist or ankle, the PARA’KITO™ refillable wristband diffuses natural essential oils that protects you from mosquito bites. PARA’KITO is donating 20% of the purchase price of the Pink Ribbon Wristband to YSC.
Crew Outfitters provides the best products for all airline personnel, and this year they are donating 10% of their breast cancer-related items to YSC. Check out their breast cancer collection.
The Harley-Davidson Pink Label Collection is inspired by the countless Harley-Davidson riders and passengers who have been impacted by breast cancer.
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.
Wrapped in Love
Wrapped in Love is proud of our clothing and accessories line for women with cancer. Purchase “Bold” & “Beautiful” Pink Sassy Sayings Socks and 25% of the retail price will benefit YSC.
Pink Hair for Hope
Since its inception, Pink Hair for Hope has brought together more than 1,000 salons and stylists nationwide to donate their time and join the national campaign against cancer. Pink Hair for Hope is donating 20% of their breast cancer-related items to YSC.
Title Boxing donates 10% of the purchase price on all pink and breast cancer awareness products to YSC.
Check out their breast cancer-related collection.
n.Philanthropy is donating 10% of their Harlow Amour Tee to YSC.