Posts in Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the globe. It almost seems silly that it still includes the word “Awareness” because I don’t think there is any other cancer more publicised, more known to people, than breast cancer. I can’t speak for every nation but in Australia we have year round campaigns for breast cancer. Our radio stations go so far as to remind us to check for lumps on the first day of each month. Frankly, you can’t escape being aware of Breast Cancer. I have been a long-time supporter of all BCA/Pink Ribbon efforts but this year I have been starting to really look into where the money goes and I have to say, I have a bone to pick.

Have you heard of pink-washing? I had only just heard this term within the past few months but it has been something that has been present for many years. A Girl’s Gotta Spa wrote this compelling post back in 2009 and it really set a lightbulb off for me when I read it recently. Before we get into it, let’s understand what pink-washing is.  Continue Reading

Over on The Plastic Diaries, I did a little round-up of the Best of Pink Ribbon beauty products. It was fun, but while finding those goodies I did come across some great non-beauty Pink Ribbon products. I wanted to share my finds with you, mostly so you can tell me if I am right in thinking these items are stylish.

Marks & Spencer Pink Ribbon Umbrella

Umbrellas are a bit of a collectable for me. I rarely use them, because they are always in a ‘safe place’ rather than in a place I remember to use them. You know, boot of the car, hanging on the back of my front door, etc. Despite that, I can’t help but pick up a new pretty brolly.

I like this one for the cute black frill trim and the Pink and White ribbon print.

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Bow Print Umbrella* is £15 from Marks & Spencer (international shipping available)

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