Thursday, October 1, 2015

How Shopping Can Cure Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. A lot of progress has been made, but there is still have a long way to go and your help is needed to fund a cure! Here are a few ways you can help by purchasing special products in the month of October:

Drybar has paired with City of Hope to create the Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo Pink Bottle for $13. Drybar will donate $1 to City of Hope from each sale up to $25,000. With this purchase, customers are supporting breast cancer research, treatment and education. Named one of the top “100 Brilliant Ideas of 2010” by Entrepreneur Magazine and New York Magazine’s Boom Brands of 2013, Drybar is based on the simple concept of focusing on one thing and being the best at it. The idea was a natural one for founder Alli Webb and came from a lifetime of frustration overpaying for blowouts at traditional salons. Stop by any of their 3 North Texas locations: The Shops of Highland Park on Oak Lawn Ave., NorthPark center or Shops of Legacy North in Plano.

In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Knife at the Highland Dallas will feature a special pink cocktail called Flowers For Tiffany ($14). A portion of the proceeds will benefit breast cancer awareness and research. This limited cocktail will be available for the entire month of October. Ingredients: Gin Herbsaint Lemon Elderflower Orange blossom water Hibiscus.

Knife is located inside the Highland Dallas hotel at 5300 E. Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, Texas 75206.

Bellacures (located in Preston Center) has a new program called "Ribbons for a Reason" where for a suggested $5 donation you can get a bow/nail art to show your support. 100% of proceeds will go to The Get In Touch Foundation. Bellacures is located in Preston Center at 6108 Luther Ln, Dallas, TX 75225. (214) 385-4050.

Elaine Turner with her Mother, Marlaine
White, a breast cancer survivor
Luxury lifestyle brand Elaine Turner® will donate twenty percent of proceeds from its BCA capsule collection to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center through December 31, 2015. Designer Elaine Turner has created a cheetah printed scarf, charm bracelet and men’s pocket square in her signature pink to support the cause. The fun and feminine color is a common thread in the brand’s logo, stores, website and lining of handbags as a nod to the importance of BCA and giving back throughout the year.

The “feminine and feel good” collection as described by Elaine, will be sold on, in Elaine Turner stores and through MD Anderson’s Children’s Art Project catalog and online at Retail prices are $48 for the pocket square, $78 for the bracelet and $98 for the scarf. Proceeds generated will be split between the Children’s Art Project and cancer research programs at MD Anderson.

Le Métier de Beauté Global Artist, Karen Maher will be at Neiman Marcus in Northpark Center on October 8th from noon to 4pm to host an afternoon dedicated toward creating awareness and raising needed funds. Le Métier de Beauté has a full line-up planned including make-up consultations throughout the day and a pink bar featuring a signature drink. Karen and her team will be applying the “Stephanie” Kaleidoscope with a donation of 30% of the total Kaleidoscope sales to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure during the month of October.

Hard Rock Cafe is uniting magicians, supporters and survivors in honor of the brand’s 16th annual PINKTOBER campaign. On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Hard Rock Cafe Dallas will host local band, Time Machine, for a concert performance benefitting Sisters Network, a local community-based organization that unites survivors, patients and health care professionals in the fight against breast cancer. A hot pink firetruck (complete with Dalmatians) from the Pink Heals organization will be featured outside the Cafe this evening.

Tickets are $10 per person, with proceeds from the concert going to Sisters Network. Additionally, a special pink cocktail and pink dessert will be available for purchase at the cafe during the event, with proceeds from the menu items also benefitting Sisters Network. Hard Rock Cafe is located at 2211 N. Houston Street, Dallas, Texas 75219, 469-341-7625

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a 39-foot-long, state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will make several stops throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to offer free, convenient mammogram screenings. Women age 40 and over with no breast concerns, who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months and have a primary care physician are eligible by calling 855-655-BMMC (2662) to schedule an appointment.  After receiving their mammograms, women also can visit the Intimate Apparel area in their Belk stores to receive complimentary bra fittings. For more information, call 855-655-BMMC (2662) or go to

The dates and locations are:
Wednesday, October 7 (9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.) Belk Galleria Dallas
Thursday, October 8 (9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.) Belk at Robertson’s Creek Shopping Center, Flower Mound
Friday, October 9 (9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.) Belk at Robertson’s Creek Shopping Center, Flower Mound
Wednesday, October 21 (9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.) Belk Weatherford Ridge
Thursday, October 22 (9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.) Belk Alliance Town Center, Fort Worth
Friday, October 23 (9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.) Belk Alliance Town Center, Fort Worth

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc® (NBCF) and Talbots are partnering in October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Talbots has designed an exclusive 8 piece limited-edition collection and 20% of the October net proceeds will benefit NBCF’s early detection, education and support services. A limited edition heart sweater, a cozy striped wrap and pink stone jewelry are just a few of the items that customers can purchase to show their support throughout the month of October. To find a location nearest you, visit