Think Pink! Gifts to Help Breast Cancer Patients Fight the Fight

October 21, 2013    |    By +
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Let’s state the obvious: breast cancer sucks. An estimated one in eight women will hear the diagnosis of breast cancer during their lifetime. Fortunately, thanks to advances in early detection and treatments, the U.S. is now home to more than 2.6 million rock star SURVIVORS. Woo hoo! And they didn’t beat this deadly disease by accident. These women beat cancer and stayed strong during surgeries, radiation treatments and chemotherapy sessions. Chances are, you know someone who has been affected breast cancer. As we recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, it’s time to celebrate the women in your life who are battling this disease. One day, there will be a cure. In the meantime, here are some gift ideas to bring strength, inspiration and comfort to their daily fight.

Hair is overrated. Style is the name of the game with the versatile and lightweight scarf, like this linen/silk blend version from J. Crew ($199.99) that can be wrapped around the head. It provides a splash of color to flatter any face and complement big beautiful eyes. Or you could also choose a saucy hat, like this newsboy style cap ($33).





Waiting rooms can be chilly. Plus, we all find comfort in a touch of warmth. A cashmere featherweight scarf, like this $99.99 version by RedEnvelope, can be worn stylishly around the neck or draped around the shoulders. Added bonus: it also helps disguise a chest port.


The days are long when stuck in treatment rooms. Help your friend or loved one pass the time with her favorite tunes or even audio books with the Tooks VISOR Audio Headphone Beanie ($27.99), which includes removable headphones that deliver awesome audio quality.


Tell that special someone how much you love her—even when you can’t be there in person. The Reasons I Love You Stones ($29.99) share how much you appreciate her humor, how much she inspires you and so much more. Easy to tuck into a pocket or purse, these little touchstones send big messages of love.


Chocolate is often called nature’s best medicine. Order these Hand-Dipped Pink Ribbon Strawberries ($39.97) and Shari’s Berries will donate 10 percent of every sale to Komen for the Cure, a nonprofit dedicated to research and education about breast cancer causes and treatments.


Everything’s Coming Up Pink

There’s something about flowers that brightens anyone’s day. When the flowers are vibrant shades of pink—AND 15 percent of every sale goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation—the day becomes that much brighter. Teleflora’s Pink Grace Bouquet ($54.95) helps her fight the fight while supporting efforts to find a cure. We’ll be giving away one bouquet today, Monday, Oct. 21st, between 12 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time (ET) and 3 p.m. ET. To enter, follow @giftsdotcom on Twitter, if you don’t already. Send the following tweet “Think pink. Support breast cancer research.” along with the hashtag #winPinkGrace. Rules for Pink Bouquet Giveaway


Of course, the greatest present of all can’t be bought—it’s you. By showing how much you love and care, the breast cancer battle is that much closer to being won.

When Jennifer Benson is not wrangling three spirited children, she can usually be found wrangling words. She’s an avid hiker and walker who picked up the pace this year and took up running. With a half marathon under her belt, what began as a forced activity has surprisingly become more of a necessity.


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