Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pretty In Pink: All For A Good Cause!

[As published on HERE]
Did you know that 1 out of 20 women in Malaysia has a risk of getting breast cancer? Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, and is the second leading cause of death among women (the first being lung cancer).
To be on the safe side, every woman above the age of 18 should go for screening once a year. Screening includes breast self-examinations (which can be done at home), clinical breast examinations (performed by a doctor or healthcare professional) and mammograms. More often than not, early detection of breast cancers occurs during the screening stage, and can be the key to survival. The earlier the cancer is detected, the better chances that treatment will work.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and to commemorate the cause, many beauty brands are working hand in hand with non-governmental organizations to raise funds and create awareness. You can also do your part by purchasing beauty products from brands that support this noble cause. In Malaysia, here’s a selection of goodies to choose from.

Twistband Hair Ties in Survivor, RM26
These prettily printed hair ties won’t get tangled in your hair or leave any unsightly kinks. Plus, they also benefit Women’s Health Research, a non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the health of women through research.
Available from Hishop

La Mer The Hand Treament, RM150
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For the first time ever on La Mer’s history, its signature Hand Treatment is decorated with pink accents to pay tribute to Estee Lauder’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this limited-edition product will be used to aid breast cancer research in Malaysia!

LifeCell Anti-Aging Treatment Cream, RM689
Throughout October, RM10 from every tube of cream sold will be donated to the Breast Cancer Welfare Association of Malaysia. This all-in-one anti-ageing cream doesn’t only minimise the appearance of wrinkles, but it also acts as a spot corrector, eye cream, lip plumper and makeup primer!
Available from Lifecell Malaysia

OPI Pink of Hearts 2013, RM102
Designed to raise awareness and support for breast cancer research, this year’s set marks OPI’s 7th annual Pink of Hearts initiative. For 2013, OPI will donate $25,000 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Susan G. Komen, and will also donate $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.

Murad Hydrate For Hope Skincare Set, RM228
Featuring a limited-edition Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture cream with a pink cover, an eye cream and a collectible makeup bag, 15% from the sale of every set goes to support Breast Cancer Welfare Association’s initiative towards cancer research, treatment and education programmes for women.
Available from Murad

Elsewhere around the world, these have caught our eye too:
Timothy Dunn Blue Rose Pink Luxury Candle, £42 (approx. RM214.50)
If you’re living in the UK, then this makes a meaningful investment or gift for a loved one. £18 from every luxury scented candle sold is donated to Breast Cancer Care.

Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink Brush Set, USD15.99 (approx. RM50.90)
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For the seventh year in a row, Sonia Kashuk (who is also a breast cancer survivor) has created a Target-exclusive brush set that helps raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. 15% of the proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA) Malaysia is the biggest and most active organization dedicated to breast cancer awareness and support for women with breast cancer.
Find out more information about how you can help here.


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