7 ways you can support breast cancer research

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you want to do your part to help out, check out these seven companies that are selling special products to raise money for breast cancer research

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The Estée Lauder beauty brands

The Estée Lauder Companies’ beauty brands are raising money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation with their limited edition products. Eleven brands are putting out products, with different amounts being donated depending on the product you purchase. Partcipating brands include Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Clinique and Estée Lauder.

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Forever 21

Forever 21 is launching a line of clothing in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month with $1 of each item purchased going to The Keep A Breast Foundation. The Breast Cancer Awareness Collection launches on September 26 and will be for sale throughout October online and in-store.

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La Vie en Rose

The La Vie en Rose Foundation, Roses of Hope, donates money to breast cancer research by creating new products each year. This year, they are selling Roses of Hope pyjamas; each pair sold equals a $15 donation to the foundation. They are also selling Roses of Hope stuffed animals, which is an automatic $5 donation to the foundation. The Foundation has pledged to donate $60,000 to breast cancer research this year, which will be distributed among several research groups in five Canadian regions.

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Coobie seamless bras are giving 10 percent of their “pink” bra sales for the month of October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Bras can be purchased at shopcoobie.com.

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Ann Taylor

Half of the purchase price from these gorgeous Ann Taylor bracelets will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation ($75 for set of three, anntaylor.com).

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This year’s limited limited edition Pink of Hearts 2014 duo pack from OPI features a new pink confetti glitter hue called The Power of Pink along with the popular light pink créme shade Mod About You. Also included is a pink glitter nail file with pink-ribbon charm ($22, available at professional salons and spas).

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, OPI will donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen in the U.S. and $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.

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Gaiam is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the launch of two new products: the Forever Pink Yoga Mat and the Pink Ribbon Muscle Therapy Foam Roller. $1 from the sale of each product will go to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The Forever Pink Yoga Mat is a lightweight 3 mm thick mat with a textured, non-slip surface. Included with purchase is a free downloadable yoga guide and a lifetime guarantee ($22, amazon.com).

The Pink Ribbon Muscle Therapy Foam Roller is great for massaging tight muscles, which can help improve flexibility and speed up recovery time ($25, amazon.com).

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