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(Editor’s note: New items added 10/19/16). October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Are you ready to show your support? Here are my picks for garments, accessories and St. Louis area events that support the cause — and keep you stylish and/or fit at the same time. If you do invest in one of these pieces, wear it and talk about it. Your goal is to inspire other fashionistas to do the same. Think of the impact you could have on fighting this terrible disease!
Photo Gallery: Breast Cancer Awareness Products
Launch the slide show of these products here. Read on for the details of how much money gets donated to charity when you buy these products!
No. 1 Stand Up to Cancer T
Stand Up to Cancer T-Shirt, $35, Saks Fifth Avenue
Starting on Oct. 1, you’ll find this adorable, limited-edition tee at Saks and Saksoff5th across US and Canada for $35. The shirt, designed by Christian Louboutin, is being repped by Halle Berry, Saks’ official campaign ambassador.
It’s a great shirt, but here’s the best part: 100% of proceeds go to Stand Up To Cancer — an organization dedicated to getting new treatments to patients quickly. Saks has been supporting cancer research for 18 years running, through its annual Key To The Cure campaign, which has raised almost $40 million in total for the cause.
No. 2 Chamilia White Leather Bracelet
Chamilia, a Swarovski company, celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness with this gorgeous white leather bracelet. Out of the box, this piece features a “Fearless” charm and pink Swarovski crystals. If you like bracelets with a bigger impact, simply add more Chamilia breast-cancer-themed charms. The bracelet is packaged nicely, making it an elegant option as a gift for a very close friend.
For each bracelet sold, Chamilia will donate $4 to American Cancer Society.