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Gifts That Give Back to Breast Cancer Research

Gifts That Give Back to Breast Cancer Research

#1: STELLA & DOT BRACELETS
Stella & Dot is a globally renowned fashion accessory brand that's selling two beautiful bracelets to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.
The Strength Bracelet's design was inspired by the power and loyalty of the elephant. It's made of shiny gold plating on top of a malleable brass bar with cutout elephant details that sit atop a hot pink leather band! The Inspire Bracelet's design was inspired by the strength and design of a braided rope, delicate yet powerful. Shiny rose gold plating on a malleable brass bar with cutout rope detail sits atop a neutral metallic leather band. Both bracelets retail for $39 and 100% of the proceeds are going to the Noreen Fraser Foundation for the month of October. As we know, NFF works to raise funds for breakthrough research to make cancer a chronic, but manageable disease (like diabetes and AIDS) we can LIVE with and not DIE from. "Inspire" and "Strength" bracelets, $39, 100% of the proceeds go to Noreen Fraser Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, stelladot.com

#2: VERA BRADLEY'S "PINK SWIRL" BAGS
Now, to go with your beautiful new bracelets, how about a beautiful new bag by Vera Bradley?
Vera Bradley co-founders Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller began raising funds for breast cancer research in 1993 after the loss of their dear friend, Mary Sloan. Since then, their commitment to this cause has evolved into the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer and has collectively contributed $20 million dollars! Since 1999, Vera Bradley has designed special breast cancer awareness colors to celebrate their commitment to the cause. By carrying these beautiful colors, you can show your support and add a little color to the fight against breast cancer! Today, we have two bags, "The Trimmed Vera" and the classic "Day Tote," in their current awareness color, "Pink Swirls!" These bags can be purchased at VeraBradley.com, but if you want to make a donation to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, you can visit VeraBradley.org.

#3: NEW BALANCE SNEAKERS
2014 marks the 25th anniversary for the partnership between New Balance and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. New Balance has a special "Lace Up for the Cure Collection" comprised of footwear, apparel, and accessories adorned with the Komen Running Ribbon. The "Lace Up for the Cure Collection" is available year-round in stores and at newbalance.com. The company makes an annual guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000 to Komen.

#4: KNOCKAROUND SUNGLASSES
You can accessorize with Knockaround's Flamingo Fort Knocks sunglasses! The San Diego-based company will be donating 100% of the proceeds to Michelle's Place, a local San Diego Breast Cancer resource center. The limited edition pair of sunnies are available for purchase on October 13th on their website at KnockAround.com for just $35. But unlike the New Balance products, which are available year-round, this Knockaround limited edition is only out on October 13th and will never be re-stocked. Once they're gone, they're gone for good! So, mark it on your calendar to visit KnockAround.com.

#5: HOT PINK SIMPLE WRAP WATCH
Purchase for $92 at LaMerCollections.com. 20% of all proceeds go to The Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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