Shop for the Cure: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us, and what better way to fight the disease than to shop? We hereby present your Shop for the Cure Fashion Guide: curing cancer never looked so good.

Splendid “The World” tank top: This stretchy, light pink ribbed tank sports tiny red polka dots- wear it to the gym, under a hoodie or just hanging around the dorm. Find it at a Bloomingdale’s store or online at for $42.

New Balance “Lace Up for the Cure” line: New Balance has a whole array of products, including sneakers, apparel and accessories, that benefit breast cancer research. Check out the hot pink New Balance 769 cross-trainers, on sale for $79.99, or the sleek i-Pod armband holder priced at a cool $15.99– perfect for running the actual Race for the Cure event!

DLL Rainwear “Femenista” rain boots: These pink and chocolate brown wellies, covered in cute pictures and phrases like “latte,” “purses,” and “shopping,” will brighten up your rainy day. On sale (!) on DLL Rainwear‘s website for $24.95.

Unique Vintage dresses: This innovative website boasts tons of authentic vintage dresses, from fringed flapper looks to poofy, 80’s style prom dresses. This month, buy a pink dress or accessory and they will donate 20% to Breast Cancer Awareness. We especially like the sassy gold and pink homecoming dress ($110).

Earth Totes “Pink” Totes: For a product that’s green and pink all at once, check out Earth Totes special edition canvas bags, which are roomy and neutral. Perfect for groceries and school books, $5 from the sale of each tote will be donated to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade.

Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Collection: Do good and look good with Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony line, the sale of which benefits the Pink Pony Fund for Cancer Care and Prevention. The line of apparel and accessories features polos, hoodies, leggings and vests for both men and women, all with the signature pony logo in pale pink. The classic-fit polo is especially stylish and so very Ralph Lauren ($79.50).

For more “pink” products, check out this slideshow courtesy of CosmoGirl or go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s website!

This month, you can make a difference simply by buying the perfect book for college. U Chic founder, Christie Garton, Sourcebooks, and the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund® have joined forces to make sure your purchase has an impact. Pick up UChic: The College Girls Guide to Everything during the month of October (only from, and you’ll receive 10% off your purchase and a percentage of the net proceeds will be donated to the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund®.

Head on over to 1,000 Dreams Fund to learn how to get funding for your dreams!