LONG BEACH, CA - OCTOBER 15: To educate the community about breast cancer and the importance of preventative screenings, the MemorialCare Breast Center at Long Beach Medical Center is invited its employees to participate in the hospital"u2019s "u201cHope Lives Here"u201d ceremony making a human pink ribbon in Long Beach on Thursday, October 15, 2020. (Photo by Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images)

Sheryl Crow says early detection is the best weapon to fight breast cancer. Sheryl is a breast cancer survivor. She says when she was 44, she had a mammogram scheduled but didn’t want to go because she was busy. She did go and found out she had invasive breast cancer. She says if you’re 40 and up, get your yearly exam because until there is a cure, early detection is the best weapon.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 29: Sheryl Crow performs during the 2022 City Parks Foundation Annual Benefit Fundraiser at SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on September 29, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Elizabeth Hurley Talks About Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She explains where the ‘pink ribbon’ symbolizing breast cancer awareness came from. Evan Lauder, who’s a part of the Estee Lauder make-up empire, came up with it. Hurley encourages women to check their breasts every month. Elizabeth Hurley lost her grandmother to breast cancer.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 03: (L-R) William P. Lauder, Bari Seiden-Young, Elizabeth Hurley, Lynn Martin, NYSE President, and Fabrizio Freda attend as The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign’s 30th Anniversary ring the NYSE Closing Bell on October 03, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Estée Lauder Companies)

Suzanne Somers On Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She is a cancer survivor. Suzanne changed her lifestyle after her diagnosis. She only eats organic food now. Suzanne even grows her own food.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 06: Suzanne Somers attends the Clive Davis 90th Birthday Celebration at Casa Cipriani on April 06, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

 A survey by Avon reveals that 33% of women are ‘too scared’ to check their breasts for cancer. Other findings:

– one in 2,000 women will develop breast cancer by the age of 29, while one in 22 will have had it before they hit 60

– 57% of women forget to check their breasts for lumps on a regular basis

Eating Raw Onions And Garlic Fights Off Breast Cancer

A study by the University of Buffalo and the University of Puerto Rico reveals that eating raw onions and garlic everyday may reduce a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer by 67%. Researchers studied the dietary habits of 600 women. They found that those who ate veggies dishes containing onions, garlic, peppers and tomatoes lessened their chance of getting breast cancer because the onions and garlic contain cancer-fighting antioxidants.

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Woman holding her crop of home grown organic vegetables including garlic and onions on 4th July 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The home-grown crops that have been sown and nurtured from seed and grown until ready to harvest and eat. (photo by Mike Kemp/In PIctures via Getty Images)

Support Breast Cancer Awareness & Research With These 7 Must Haves

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Bringing attention to the importance of education, prevention and early dedication of breast cancer is a year-long effort. Each October, we focus extra energy on raising awareness and funds for research for a variety of breast cancer causes.

One of the ways people raise money for these important causes is through creating and selling handmade items ranging from jewelry and candles to t-shirts and even nail art. We’ve found some pretty talented makers on Etsy whose creations honor those battling breast cancer while also donating a portion of each sale to help organizations address this important battle.

  • Cancer Awareness Ribbon Earrings & Necklace

    From Next Trend Jewelry, this ribbon earrings/ necklace set is made with .925 sterling silver square wire, this statement is simple and beautifulFor every purchase, Next Trend reports that a portion of the profit will go to St. Luke’s Oncology Research. 

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Nail Art

    How creative is this!  This breast cancer awareness wrap is a great idea for nail techs or do-it-yourselfers.  It is a single 3×3 waterslide focal wrap sheet and can be used on natural nails, acrylic nails, fingers, or toes. According to Kozmik Nails, everyone sold a $0.50 donation* will be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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  • Lampwork Eyeglass Chain

    Creator Suzanne Martin crafted this perfect gift for anyone who’s always misplacing their glasses. Made with pink Czech glass beads, crystals, and pink ribbon beads, the eyeglass chain is approximately 29” long.  Even better, they report that $5 of the price will be donated to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Wax Melts

    Carpe Astra Candles Company is offering these unique wax melts.  Each order includes one clamshell of 6 cubes of heart-shaped wax melts made with Pink and White marbled soy wax that is Women Empowerment scented.


    According to Carpe Astra Candles Company, for the entire month of October, each order that includes at least one item of this listing, 15% of that order amount will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

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  • Lavender Butterfly Sachet

    Shannon of Bearly N Stitches offers this beautiful sachet on Etsy as a way to give back for all the kindness shown to her when she worked through her own breast cancer journey. The sachet is filled with 100% dried French lavender buds and each is approximately 4 inches high by 6 inches long and comes with a small jute loop in case you want to hang it.


    Shannon shares that she will donate $5.00 from each retail purchase of the breast cancer awareness sachet to LBCA- the Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance.

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Paint by Numbers Kit

    We LOVE this creative gift idea to help celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness!  Etsy creator Jackie Wasinger designed this “HOPE” paint by number kit in honor of her mom who is a 2x breast cancer survivor. No matter what your artistic skill level, you’ll be able to create a masterpiece.  The kit includes: 

    1. (1) 8″ wooden circle with pre-drawn and numbered image 
    2. (2) Paint brushes 
    3. (5) Textured paint colors 
    4. (1) Image of completed painting for reference 
    5. (1) Set of instructions 
    6. (1) Command Strip for damage-free hanging 
    7. (1) Canvas bag to hold the contents of the kits


    The bonus is that $5 from every “HOPE” kit sold will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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  • Wax String Bracelet

    This Find The Cure Breast Cancer Awareness Wax String Bracelet is a simple and beautiful way to show your support of fighters and survivors! The bracelets are adjustable w/ slide knot closure means you can take them on and off easily.


    Kara An of Honey Verse shares that 10% of each FTC Breast Cancer Bracelet is donated to metavivor.org

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Please note that items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time we published this list. Have an idea for a fun theme for a gift idea list you’d like us to create?  Drop us a line at shopping@bbgi.com