Let's be honest, pretty much everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The problem with this is that means you might be more likely to tune it out. "Yeah, yeah, pink, I know. Enough already." Well, the reality is that even though support and awareness of breast cancer has grown exponentially in the past 10 years, the disease still exists and in fact, over 225,000 women get diagnosed with it every year. Even worse, over 39,000 die from it. So while you may think you've heard it all, you can still help find a cure by showing your support. We've come up with a list of items you can purchase, all which give a portion of the proceeds to help fight breast cancer, as well as some helpful links on the importance of conducting a monthly breast self exam and some links to simply getting more information about this deadly disease. Early detection, diagnosis and staging
Merchandise from Susan G. Komen foundation - purchase with a purpose to end breast cancer forever
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Products - portion of all proceeds goes to breast cancer education
Vineyard Vines - a bit pricey but this gorgeous bracelet gives 30% of the proceeds to the cause. That's huge!
Pink hair for hope - get pink extensions to show your support and of course, donate to the cause. Find a salon near you.
How do you show your support for breast cancer awareness? Let us know in the comments section - we'll be sure to compile your responses and add to this list!
[author] [author_image timthumb='on']#[/author_image] [author_info]Sarah is a friend of House Party. Sarah held a few roles during her three years with the company, most recently as our Community Manager. This is a fancy way of saying that she made sure that you were heard, helped and having fun. She also tweeted as one half of the contributors to our @HousePartyFun Twitter handle with Jared. She was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, but has since moved to the northern corner of New York City, where she lives with her boyfriend and their sassy chinchilla, Rufus. Audiophiles at heart, they've crammed-in five guitars and way more speakers and gigabytes of music than a little apartment should hold. Her party tip: no matter the size or type of party, put on music just loud enough to cover up the sound of chewing (ew!), but not chatting. [/author_info] [/author]