October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as such many retailers and manufacturers run special promotions to help raise money for the cause.
Below are several such promotions, including specific shoes and handbags you can buy that will help to raise money for breast cancer research.
New Balance Continues Long-Term Support for Susan G. KomenSince 1989, New Balance has been associated with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Race for the Cure, and has been a National Series Sponsor since 1991. In addition to sponsoring the breast cancer survivors who make up the Honorary Team New Balance at Komen Races, they offer a pretty extensive collection of Pink Ribbon footwear and apparel, so that you can show your support and experience the comfort of New Balance.
You can find a list of sponsored events, program updates and, of course, available products by visiting New Balance's feature-rich Lace Up for the Cure hub on their official site.
Pink Ribbon UGGs to Support Susan G. Komen for the CureAs long as I've been making this list, UGG has been producing products whose sales help finance breast cancer research. This year, they have several cool picks to choose from, including three styles of short boots, as well as two styles of moccasins, the Ansley and the Dakota. Naturally, there's a lot of pink present, but there are also shades of gray and brown to choose from. More importantly, UGG Australia has already donated more than $40,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2013 alone. You can see the styles, and find out more on the official UGG Australia site.
Lots of Ways to Support the Cause at The Walking CompanyIn addition to boots from UGG Australia, The Walking Company also carries several other pink ribbon footwear products, including shoes from Ecco, ABEO and Dansko, some of which are exclusively available through this retailer. For more information on the products and the programs, be sure to check out The Walking Company's Walking for Hope program page.
Hush Puppies Limited Edition 'Chaste' to Aid National Breast Cancer FoundationThis year, there's a new addition to the list: the limited edition Chaste ballet flat in pink. In addition to being adorable, and likely as comfortable as the rest of the Hush Puppies collection, these soft suede, pink ballerina flats will help support the brand's donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
You can find out more about the shoes and the cause by visiting the official product page on HushPuppies.com
Durango Boots and Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer ResearchThere are several good reasons you might want to check out these special edition Durango 'Lady Rebel' cowboy boots. First, you might be one of those women who just loves Durango, or cowboy boots. Maybe you're looking to jump on this season's western boot trend, and think these pink and brown cowboy boots would be just the way to do it. Or, perhaps, you just want to show your support of the cause.
Whatever the reason, you'll be happy to know that for each purchase of the "RD3557" $2.00 (up to $35,000) will be donated to the Stefanie Spielman Patient Assistance Fund by Durango/Rocky Brands, Inc.
For more details, be sure to visit the product page on the official site of Durango Boots.
eBags Supports Breast Cancer Research Year-RoundLooking for handbags to go with all those pink shoes? You'll definitely want to check out eBags. In addition to having a great selection in everything from luggage to handbags, year-round they donate 10% of the retail price of select pink product purchased on their site to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Since 2004, this program has helped eBags raise more than $675,000 for breast cancer treatment, research, education and training. For more details, and to see the long list of available products, be sure to check out the program page at eBags.com.
Pink Ribbon Footwear Helps Provide Free MammogramsSince the year 2000, TheBreastCancerSite.com has distributed nearly 50,000 free mammograms via the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. These mammograms are funded by site sponsors who donate funds each time a user makes a daily click on the pink button on their site.
This is a fantastically easy and free way for you to help support the cause. If you'd like to do more, you can also shop at the Breast Cancer Site's online store, which has loads of pink ribbon shoes, slippers, boots, sandals and socks. Beyond footwear products, there is also a huge selection of jewelry, apparel, accessories and housewares. These aren't big-brand products, so there are some real bargains here, and best of all, purchases made at the site also help to fund mammograms. Vist The Breast Cancer Site at GreaterGood.com for more information.