Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer for women, as 1 in 8 will contract some form of breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the Breast Cancer Society Inc. The good news is that breast cancer has a high survival rate, especially with early treatment and preventative measures. Whether you know someone personally who has had breast cancer, are a survivor yourself or just want to show your support for a good cause, October is the time to buy breast cancer awareness jewelry, and brandish your compassion with style.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and people across the world are walking, running, speaking and fundraising for campaigns to raise funds to fight breast cancer. Events ranging from the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to “pink days” in offices across the world raise awareness of and funds for researching the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the disease.
Jewelers are getting in on the pink campaign as well, offering splashes of pink jewelry such as pink ribbon pendants to commemorate breast cancer awareness month. The Breast Cancer site offers a store (https://www.thebreastcancersite.com/store/categoryjson.do?categoryId=298&siteId=224&parentId=339&origin=BCS_GOOGLE_ADGROUP-GenericBCSJewelry&gclid=CNLp_NTa8asCFdAEQAodeAIFKQ) with a variety of breast cancer-inspired jewelry, ranging from ribboned charm bracelets to pendants and earrings with splatters of pink. Shoppers at the breast cancer store help the cause two-fold by raising awareness with their adornments and part of the proceeds of their payments going to breast cancer organizations.
If it’s more high-end jewelry you’re after, jeweler Elisa Ilana offers more pink designs, in the form of gold, silver and crystal jewelry http://www.elisailana.com/content/category.cfm?sessionid=100029111024212670&site_id=1&category_id=85&parentCategory_id=8, with a portion of the proceeds going to support cancer awareness and research.