We’ve finally made it to October which means sweater weather, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, New York Comic Con and, of course, Halloween. Yet there is one more significant thing that occurs this month that is sometimes ignored during the rest of the year, that is breast cancer awareness.
The great thing is there are ways to help even if you can’t do so personally by volunteering and do it in style. So if you believe that this is an important cause that needs to be spread, consider representing and supporting by purchasing and wearing something pink this month. I did some searching and found some great affordable “pink power” selections for the office, casual Sundays and even for those weekly workouts, all of which donates a percentage of the retail prices towards the various nonprofit organizations and their work.
Note: For those of you don’t know me personally, in addition to working as a college supplemental instructor and writing on this blog, I volunteer my time and talents to a women’s empowerment non-profit called 4 Real Women International, Inc. While this organization holds no relation to breast cancer awareness, it does have major causes (female empowerment and leadership being the primary focus) that is also in need support and share a common color– Pink! For this reason I included items from the store to this list that are in keeping with this theme.
If you are in the NYC area consider checking out 4 Real Women International’s first Pink Flea to be held in Brooklyn on Sunday, October 11 and Monday, October 12. Great fashion (even vintage!) for amazing prices. For more information and to RSVP, visit 4rwi.org or the 4 Real Women International, Inc Facebook page.