In October, everything turns pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
But lots of companies (like big-name beauty brands and unhealthy food purveyors) use the opportunity to showcase their supposed concern for women’s health while manufacturing products that may contribute to the problem throughout the year.
We sifted through the many ways to support breast cancer awareness and research this month for truly feel-good efforts.
Here are six healthy ways you can proudly wave your pink flag.
TAKE A DONATION-BASED FITNESS CLASS
Exhale Core Fusion for the Cure
On Sunday, October 16, Exhale will host donation-based Core Fusion classes open to both devotees and newbies at locations across the country. Pick up a pair of Exhale pink grippy socks before class to give an extra $2.
100 percent of proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen For the Cure.
$35 recommended donation, www.exhalespa.com
Pilates and Barre-Lates at CLAY
On October 28 and 30, CLAY will host donation-based Pilates mat and Barre-Lates classes that open to the public. Sign up at the front desk and pick up a Think Pink Smoothie at the Organic Café.
100 percent of proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
$20 suggested donation, www.insideclay.com
DRESS FOR THE OCCASION
Zobha BCA Grace Tank
This popular two-tone tank has a built-in bra with removable cups and reaches to your hips to prevent belly-baring during backbends.
10 percent of proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Pink Label Cashmere Collection
These chic cashmere scarves dress up a post-yoga ensemble, and they come in three pink colors and funky prints.
50 percent of proceeds will be donated to Women At Risk.
Josie Maran Think Pink Mini Blush & Lip Gloss Duo
The makeup artist’s formulas won’t load your body up with cancer-causing chemicals, and her products have a luxury feel and look.
15 percent of proceeds will be donated to City of Hope.
Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil
Argan oil served straight up does wonders for your skin (and split ends), and Acure is a company you’ll want to support—they donate to breast cancer causes year-round.
For every bottle purchased, $1 will be donated to Bright Pink.
-Lisa Elaine Held