3 Ways to Help Fight Breast Cancer

Take action by shopping, pampering and running for the cure
Chris Edwards

Shopping for the Cure

Take action with transaction at one of the local boutiques partnering in the fight against breast cancer


KK Bloom Boutique
2823 Selwyn Ave., Ste. E
Each week during October, certain merchandise will be showcased, and the store will feature small giveaways and a donation box. Fifteen percent of all proceeds go to The Avon Walk.

FRESH Boutique
813 Providence Rd.
For $20, purchase a 20-percent-off card good for every purchase in October. Cards are available for purchase after Labor Day, and all proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen of Charlotte.

The Gifted Box
342 Circle Ave.,  Ste. 3
This Myers Park shop features sterling silver necklaces with a Carolina Breast Friends insignia ($34). Five dollars of each one purchased benefits CBF year round. Plus, throughout the year $1 is donated to CBF for every item sold.

Cottage Chic
1232 East Blvd.
From October 6 to 8, 10 percent of all sales will be donated to Carolina Breast Friends, so stock up on everything from 1950s-style reproduction appliances to bedding, clothing, baby gifts, soaps, and candles to show your support.


Beauty for the Cure

From perfumes to polishes, enjoy a variety of pink shades from these limited-edition beauty for-the-cure products


Rock out in OPI Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer, from your pinkies to your pointers. OPI donates $25,000 annually in support of Susan G. Komen. $8.50, available September-October at Ulta and various locations






Delicate and feminine, Hanae Mori Parfum No. 4 is the latest in this Eau de Collection series of limited-edition fragrances blended in Paris. Up to five percent percent of the fragrance’s proceeds will benefit the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund. $95 at Sephora and various locations







Infused with marine collagen, grape seed, green tea extracts, aloe vera, and avocado oils, Beauty for Real’s Kiss Me illuminating lip gloss will plump up the volume. $5 from each purchase will go to Susan G. Komen of Charlotte. $24 at Jeffre Scott Apothecary, 704-339-0010










Running for the Cure

Whether you’re pacing or racing, you can show your support for the fight against breast cancer by crossing the finish line during one of these October races


Put on your pink kicks for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K on Saturday, October 1. Competitive 5K kickoff, 7:15 a.m.; recreational 5K, 7:50 a.m. All proceeds go to Susan G. Komen of Charlotte; register at komencharlotte.org.

Bust out your pink laces for this weekend-long amble. The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: IN IT TO END IT starts Saturday, October 22, with a 26.2-mile route and continues Sunday for 13.1 miles. Walker arrival is Saturday, 5:30-6 a.m.; register at avonwalk.org.