Did you know that around 85% of breast cancers are not linked to family history? That means, in many cases, there are steps that can be taken to reduce risk. With this encouraging fact in mind, we’ve teamed up with two organizations spreading the word about proactive prevention: Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) and Keep A Breast.
Meet our partners in breast cancer prevention
Every October, we support the great work of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (formerly known as Breast Cancer Fund), a respected non-profit dedicated to stopping breast cancer before it starts. BCPP’s main area of focus is reducing exposure to chemicals linked to cancer, including those found in beauty products. The organization takes a science-based approach to advocacy—publishing research papers, fighting for legislative reform, and teaching the public about breast cancer’s avoidable causes.
And for the first year ever, we’re also joining forces with Keep A Breast, a foundation that promotes the importance of early detection and prevention among young people. With roots in the art world, Keep A Breast’s initiatives include Non-Toxic Revolution—an education platform focused on chemicals linked to breast cancer—and a Traveling Education Booth that promotes breast cancer prevention at places like music festivals and sports events.
Safety and education are key to Beautycounter’s mission, and we’re thrilled to partner with groups that share these same values.
How can you get involved with breast cancer prevention?
There are lots of things you can do to reduce your own breast cancer risk—and to help support organizations that are prioritizing prevention. Here are three simple things you can do right now:
1. Donate to breast cancer prevention organizations
BCPP and Keep A Breast have each created Beautycounter-specific fundraising pages for the month of October. Visit these links to donate, and feel free to share them with friends and family.
In addition, many of our Consultants will be donating a portion of their October sales to our partners. Find a Consultant in your area here—and if you’d like to become a Consultant yourself, click here.
2. Stay informed and educate others
We’ve worked with both of our non-profit partners to create prevention-focused graphics, which we will be sharing on our social feeds all month. You’re welcome to share them, too! You never know—by spreading this useful information, you may help to save a life.
3. Switch to safer beauty and cleaning products—and encourage your loved ones to do the same.
At Beautycounter, we screen all ingredients in our formulations to make sure they don’t have links to cancer, based on existing scientific literature. And don’t forget that there lots of other simple and affordable safer beauty hacks, such as using coconut oil as a hydrating mask, makeup remover, and dandruff solution, or swapping olive oil for your skin moisturizer. The same goes for cleaning products. Use baking soda to scrub your tub, fresh lemon to make your faucets shine, or a mixture of one part white vinegar and three parts water for a countertop disinfectant.
Here’s to taking meaningful action in the fight against breast cancer!