October has long been associated with raising funds and awareness about breast cancer, whether that be for research, for more breast care nurses, equipment in our hospitals or practical help for families of breast cancer sufferers. Do what you can to support the vast range of causes. You never know when you, your family or your friends might be touched by breast cancer. Here are just a few ways how you can make a difference:
ghd 2010 Pink IV Styler $299: $30 from every styler sold goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This year’s ghd Pink styler isn’t just beautiful – it’s clever, too. The rounded barrels allow for a variety of styles, from luscious waves and curls to poker straight hair, and with universal voltage it can be used to create catwalk-perfect hair anywhere in the world. It also includes a raffia roll out styler bag and matching compact mirror.
Cedel Hairspray $3.99-$4.99: Cedel donates $25,000 cash annually and over 120,000 pink Cedel hairspray cans in support of the NBCF official events. The funds raised through the sales of Cedel Hairspray are helping to fund the research program of Associate Professor Alexander Dubrovnik from the Peter MacCallum Cance Centre in Victoria.
OPI Pink of Hearts 2010 nail laquer $19.95: 100% of profits from sales of this nail colour are donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation, of which OPI is a silver sponsor.
Jane Iredale Phoenix Sugar&Butter $54: jane iredale will donate $2 from each sale to Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), an education and support organisation whose goal is to empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. I love this product. The “sugar” is a sweet exfoliant and the “butter” is a lip plumper in a gorgeous sheer pink.
Aveda Hand Relief $44.95: During October Aveda will donate $4 from the sale of every one of these hand creams to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Ripple Massage: $10 from every two, three and four hour package booked between now and Christmas will be donated to breast cancer research at the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
And events you shouldn’t miss:
Saturday, October 16, Sunshine Coast: ysm body bible (Exisle Publising, $34.99) is a collaborative effort between Sunshine Coast-based author of You Sexy Mother and originator of the International Motherhood Study, Jodie Hedley-Ward, and international figure champion Kelli Johnson. It will be launched from 7pm at suite three on Buderim with $10 from every $55 ticket going to the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pinktober campaign. Bookings and details : www.yousexymother.com.au
Saturday, October 16, Brisbane: Tickled Pink Cocktail Party in the Marquee, Victoria Park Golf Complex. Buy your tickets online and enjoy an evening of fabulous food, drinks, auctions, raffles, street performers, live music and, of course, the wonderful Estée Lauder gift bag valued at over $120 – basically you get your ticket price back in goodies!
Thursday, October 21, Sunshine Coast: Self Care in the Car SPArkle Experience. This is the second of these fantastic events at the Pacific Ford Showroom in Maroochydore. This time the theme is SPArkle in Spring Carnival Style. The fun starts at 7pm and includes The Like Chocolate for Women authors, art from Tiffany Jones Fine Art Gallery and stalls offering jewellery, racewear and pampering. Oh, and I’ll be giving everyone my top tips for dressing for the Spring Carnival. Tickets are $30 each and $10 from every ticket and 10% of art sales will go to the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pinktober campaign.
Friday, October 22, Brisbane: The crème of Brisbane talen,t be it design, entertainment or services will descend on Lightspace, Fortitude Valley, for Motorline BMW’s The Best of Brisbane’s inaugural event raising funds for a much-needed digital imaging unit and workstation for The Wesley Breast Clinic. The Best of Brisbane concept was born from a friendship between founders, Amaia Brookman and Alesia De Luca, who have been active in raising funds within the Brisbane community in recent years. This year’s event will help the Helen Hackett Foundation raise $500,000 for a digital imagining unit for The Wesley Breast Clinic, which will directly benefit 25,000 people in need of early detection breast cancer screening each year. On the night, don’t miss a fashion parade featuring Vivien’s Models in Brisbane’s most coveted labels: Chelsea de Luca, Honey Birdette, Juli Grbac, Lisa Ho, Maxi & Bruce, Mitchell Ogilvie, Rebecca Manning, Samantha Ogilvie and The Cloakroom. Tickets are available for purchase now at $195 each with 100% of the proceeds going directly towards the purchase of the digital imaging unit.