Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pink October-Breast Cancer Awareness Month



Hello!  You may already know by now, but October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This post is especially important to me because my mom battled this disease for twenty-one years.  I wanted to post this to spread awareness and show support for a battle many women are still fighting. 

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Photography By: Franz Swantko

You can check out The Pink Ribbon Shop to find many cancer support items whose manufacturer and distributor makes a monetary donation to breast cancer-related organizations based on the sale of those items.


 pink vintage dress gucci glasses breast cancer awareness pink ribbon breast cancer support pink feather boa

Photography By: Franz Swantko

This is a "pink" vintage dress that was gifted to me from my aunt.  Although this was hers, it somehow fits me just fine.  She's such an awesome Aunt!  Thank you Auntie!  In honor of pink October, I thought it would be appropriate to wear something pink as my ootd to show my support on the blog.  I was excited to get the word out on breast cancer support and awareness, so I threw on a pink feather boa...What do you think?


breast cancer awareness pink ribbon breast cancer support paul mitchell limited pink out loud pink paddle brush

Photography By: Franz Swantko

I purchased this beautiful Paul Mitchell Limited Edition Pink Paddle Brush from Paul Mitchell who has partnered with Bright Pink, which is the only national non-profit organization that focuses on early detection and prevention of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.  When you purchase Paul Mitchell's Limited Edition Pink Styling Collection, this allows them to initiate life-saving conversations, drive awareness and encourage women to inspire those they love.  Please show your support by adding the hashtag #PinkOutLoud to a pink lipstick selfie and add it to your social media feeds to support the Pink Out Loud Campaign.  You may also make a monetary donation on their Donation Page.  

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Image Source: Paul Mitchell

breast cancer support paul mitchell limited pink out loud pink paddle brush

Photography By: Franz Swantko


breast cancer awareness pink ribbon breast cancer support paul mitchell limited pink out loud pink paddle brush

Photography By: Franz Swantko


breast cancer support breast cancer awareness valvoline pink autotex wiper blades


Photography By: Franz Swantko

 I purchased these adorable "pink" Autotex wiper blades to help "wipe out cancer" from Valvoline who donates a portion of their pink wiper blade proceeds to the  National Breast Cancer Foundation to help women by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.  For a list of locations, click here.  These were my second pair and I think I will make them my yearly purchase for the cause.  I also have to mention that I have been going to Valvoline for about five years and always have a hassle free experience when I do my oil changes.  They consistently do a wonderful and quick job!  They also have such awesome customer service too:)



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Photo By: Joanna Joy

This Pink Jiffy Steamer is a "must".  I literally don't know how I survived so many mornings without this.  Throw away your irons ladies, the Jiffy steamer has arrived!  I purchased this Commercial Jiffy Steamer about 10 years ago, and it is still steaming!  It's one of the best investments I have ever made.  When you purchase a "pink steamer", Jiffy will donate 10% of all direct retail sales of the "pink steamers" to help hundreds of women in Jiffy Steamer's home town of Union City, Tennessee access the preventative cancer care they need, but may not have been able to afford.


breast cancer awareness pink ribbon breast cancer support pink uniball 207 signo retractable gel pens

Photography By: Franz Swantko

I purchased a set of these Pink Ribbon 207 Uni-ball Signo Retractable Gel Pens.  Uniball donates a portion of the proceeds from these pink pens to City of Hope for breast cancer treatment, research and education.  It's a lovely pen to write down all of your beautiful and creative blog ideas, and is a pretty reminder of your support.


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Photography By: Franz Swantko

The Look Good, Feel Better Organization is a wonderful resource for women who are battling self-image issues related to cancer treatment effects.  Look Good Feel Better's free workshops, run by caring, volunteer beauty professionals, teach women with cancer to manage the appearance side effects of treatment, including instruction to address changes in skin, hair loss and nails, as well as tips on wardrobe/ styling to cope with weight gain or loss, and surgical changes.  When my mom was undergoing hair loss, prosthetic acquisition, and wig styling, I attended a Look Good, Feel Better event with her.  It was an eye-opening experience to see how much love and compassion this organization puts into each woman they serve.  I remember that it took a lot of courage for her to attend this event because she had to show vulnerability.  And to me, that was both strong and beautiful:)

pink vintage dress gucci glasses breast cancer awareness pink ribbon breast cancer support white and pink bead necklace


Photography By: Franz Swantko


pink vintage dress gucci glasses breast cancer awareness pink ribbon breast cancer support white and pink bead necklace

I hope everyone has a nice week and don't forget to contribute to breast cancer awareness by purchasing something pink from a brand that cares before October ends:)  Thank You!


Dress: Vintage Dress
Glasses: Gucci
Necklace: Vintage
Hair: Jenn Ehrke @ Salon Pop
Makeup: Elizabeth Jones @ No Labels Just Beauty
Photography By: Franz Swantko

69 comments:

  1. Wonderfully great post to raise awareness for Breast cancer Joanna. The pink dress is stunning and that feather boa is so glam. Im definitely going to check out some of these links for the orginazations that help raise money for breast cancer awareness. Thanks for posting them!

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    1. Thank you Amanda! That means so much:)

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  2. Que linda inspiração eu abraço essa causa
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  3. I love pink and i think every woman should have this breast cancer awareness
    Any ways, i love this look on you with the fur

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  4. I love pink!!

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  5. Great post! Losing a parent is the worst, so that's awesome you're turning that into activism and helping people. And, you look gorgeous, as always! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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    1. Thank you Lauren! It's very tough, but I am trying to make something positive out of it.

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  6. Very nice dress! kiss! 🎀🎀🎀🎀

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  7. Very nice dress! kiss! 🎀🎀🎀🎀

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  8. Beautiful photos and I love love love your style of writing! ♥ Keep it up! :)

    Have and beautiful day!
    XOXO

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  9. I'm so sorry your Mum had to battle such a horrible disease and for so long Joanna. I love the beauty, strength and awareness behind your outfit, it is truly touching and special. The Look Good, Feel Better Organization sounds beyond incredible and it is heart warming to know there are such beautiful people out there helping others. Thank you for sharing your story and bringing awareness. <3

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    1. Thank you Rainbow! Your support is always appreciated and you are so inspirational.

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  10. Thank you for sharing this inspiring post for awareness! You look so beautiful!

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  11. It's indeed really important to help this organisation.
    Last year, I cut 30 cm off of my hair so Think Pink would be able to make wigs out of it.
    I'm still proud of my contribution.

    Celien | The Losing Struggle

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog Celien! It's so sweet that you donated your own hair so that cancer patients can have wigs made for them. Wow! Amazing contribution, thank you!

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  12. Nice work :-)
    Keep going !!!
    Swanted
    www.swanted.de

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  13. God bless you. what a beautiful post.. love everything pink.

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  14. I have close family battling this disease too. It is such a great and fun way to create awareness!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Thank you for sharing this experience. It is tough. Hope they pull through it..wishing all the best:)

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  15. Congrats for raising awareness for the breast cancer! Too many people fighting this disease!

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  16. I wish all the best for your mother she's, so strong.
    Awesome post!

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  17. Very important topic. I wore a few pink oufits last October to help raise breast cancer awareness. Both of my grandmothers survived breast cancer so it is a personal topic for me. My mother had a very early stage overian cancer and she was operated in time while she was 2 months pregnant with me due to the early diagnosis....and that obviously saved both of our lives, so early diagnosis is key and raising awareness is very important.

    Thank you for sharing your story. You look divine in pink.

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    1. Thank you Ivana! I agree early diagnosis is key. Thank you for sharing this. Support is so important. Glad to hear your grandmother and mother both survived:)

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  18. Joanna you look so Beautiful and great photos. :)


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  19. wonderful post.. love all the pink. you are calling attention to a great cause.

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  20. Great post dear!

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  21. I am proud of all women and men who want to create awareness about the breast cancer. Good job.
    P.S. that dress is awesome

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  22. Such a great cause to support. That paddle brush is so cute and you're looking amazing as always Joanna!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. Thank you Paula! I believe every little bit of support counts. I love my brush:)

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  23. Hello,

    Beautiful pics ! :D

    Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Thank you Sarah! Love your blog dear:)

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  24. Hello,

    Beautiful pics ! :D

    Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.fr/

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  25. A worthy and important cause indeed! :)

    Looking lovely in that dress! :)

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  26. have a nice rest of the week dear!

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  27. This is amazing! Such a wonderful post to raise awareness for such an important cause. I can't imagine loosing a parent. You are very strong Joanna. Thank you so much for sharing your story xoxo

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  28. Pink is my favorite color and I'm happy to know that this color also symbolizes the breast cancer awareness. I'm glad to know that these items, when purchased, will be able to help those who have breast cancers.

    Take care!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  29. Marvelous dress. Wear pink is important for this cause.

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  30. You look fantastic in this pink colours, I love that kind of helping for woman!!
    Its a big and great thing dear ♥

    kisses :)

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    1. Thank you Joanna, glad you like it. I agree:)

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  31. I like pink but I dont have so many things in this color. You look amazing in this beautiful dress :-)

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  32. Hey Dear,
    I really like your Posts & you have great Pictures. Would you like to support each other and follow via Bloglovin, Google + & GFC? That would be so cool, and I hope we stay in touch. :)

    Greetings, Sophia xx

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  33. Absolutely great post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  34. Thank you for sharing. This can encourage those who suffer cancer. Very helpful and inspiring!
    Regards,

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