October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month in NZ, so first of all, this is your official reminder to do a self examination – right now if you can!! If you’re not too sure exactly what you should be doing, head to the official Breast Cancer Foundation site for a full how-to – but please, do give it a go. The BCFNZ recently released info showing that 1 in 6 women under 45 NEVER check their breasts for changes – and 37% of women under 45 don’t know what to look for. It’s super duper important, so read up, and get checking – breast cancer certainly doesn’t just affect women over 45.
Now, besides doing your self-checks and reminding your friends/family to do theirs (and reminding those over 45 to get their mammogram done!), there are other ways we can support one another during October – including going shopping! We’ve put together a list of some of the local brands who are putting sizeable donations towards the BCFNZ for every purchase you make – it’s a win/win!
ghd Limited Edition “Take Control Now” Pink collection – Platimum+ Styler, Gold Styler Helios Profesional hairdryer. This year, for every pink limited-edition product sold in New Zealand, $20 is donated to Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Available now on www.ghdhair.com/nz
BCFNZ Boobead. For $5 pick up a Boobead from your local Farmers store – all proceeds go to the BCFNZ. They’re a great reminder to do self-checks, and the beads are a great guide to show you the size of lumps that are detectable by mammogram.
Griffens Pink Raspberry Mallowpuffs. Following the success of the Pink Raspberry Mallowpuffs last year, Griffin’s have brought them back again for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October. Every pack of Pink Raspberry Mallowpuffs purchased will send 20cents to support the work of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.
Proven Winners’ gorgeous Bubblegum petunias are a great way to pink up your garden or containers this spring. With four shades of pink and a white to choose from, 50 cents from each plant sold goes to Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Available from garden retailers nationwide.
NZ Pink Lady® Apples are proudly supporting Breast Cancer Foundation NZ for their fifth year. Every one of these deliciously crunchy pink beauties you buy makes a difference. Available July-November in supermarkets and independent greengrocers. www.pinkladyapples.co.nz
SBS Pink Ribbon Visa. Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has teamed up with SBS to create one of the first charity credit cards in NZ. For every account opened successfully, we will receive a $20 donation from SBS Bank and every time you use your card, SBS Bank will donate 5 cents to BCFNZ. Apply now or find out more at www.pinkribbonvisa.co.nz
Castello Double Cream Pink Pepper.Experience the indulgent combination of pink pepper flakes and velvety soft brie, in support of breast cancer awareness. For every half-moon of Pink Pepper sold, $1 will be donated to Breast Cancer Foundation NZ from 1 October to 31 December 2021.
Pink Ribbon Roses. Exclusive to Matthews Roses is the Floribunda “Pink Ribbon”. Bred in NZ by Bob Matthews. $2 from the sale of each rose will be donated to Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Available from selected garden centres nationwide and online.
Bon appétit eggs. Pick up half a dozen Bon appétit Free Range Eggs from your supermarket all year round, and Breast Cancer Foundation NZ receives 50c from every pack sold.
Sealy New Zealand sleep haven. This October, Sealy New Zealand will reveal their pink-themed ‘sleep haven’ in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. The sleep haven will highlight the importance of sleep, especially for those undergoing medical treatments. Find out more about the amazing bedroom reveal at sealy.co.nz
Eta Uppercuts Pink Himalayan Salt and Pepper chips. For every pack of their limited edition chips sold, 30c goes to Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. On sale throughout October at your local supermarket, while stocks last.
Clinique Limited-Edition Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ Throughout October 2021 in support of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign, Clinique will donate $10 AUD/$10 NZD from the purchase price of Limited-Edition Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ to the National Breast Cancer Foundation