Susan G. Komen

Do Good: Brushing for the Cure

October 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm , by

brush October is, of course, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It seems like you can get almost everything in ribbon-pink these days (which is great because the products contribue to a good cause!) but we especially like this adorable scrub brush from Boston Warehouse. (How often do you get excited about a scrub brush!?) A portion of the sales from this Brushing Beauty Breast Cancer Brush (try saying that 5 times fast) will go to Susan G Komen for the Cure. The company even made a $15,000 donation guarantee to Susan G Komen in support of its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Nice!

A Truly Good Reason For A Massage

September 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm , by

I rarely need a reason to book a massage, but in case you do, here’s a good one. On Tuesday, September 14th, Massage Envy will be donating $15 from every massage to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The best part? A 60-minute massage will only set you back $49. (In the oft-overpriced spa world, that’s practically free.) Book now, as appointments fill up quickly.

Have We Found A Vaccine For Breast Cancer?

June 2, 2010 at 11:36 am , by

It’s not October yet, but Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY) wants you to “Think Pink” right now. The actress recently designed three shirts for Hanes to support their efforts with Susan G. Komen for the Cure , and now you can too! (Check out my interview with her above.)

Hanes—the same folks who provide race day t-shirts for the Komen walks—has a cool tool that allows you to make your own breast cancer awareness shirts. The apparel company has also pledged to make a $500,000 contribution to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series.

In fact, we might already be one step closer to beating breast cancer. Everyone’s been buzzing about the promise of a new breast cancer vaccine. Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic tested a preventive vaccine on mice that were susceptible to cancer, and it had a 100 percent success rate. All of the vaccinated mice remained tumor-free, while all of the controls developed breast cancer. A vaccine for women might not be that far off—human trials may begin as early as next year.

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