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Published October 11, 2012, 11:35 PM

5 Things Friday: Five ways to support breast cancer awareness

FARGO – Everything becomes awash in pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are five fun ways to support the cause during “Pinktober.”

By: Meredith Holt, INFORUM

Editor’s note: “5 Things Friday” is a weekly feature in SheSays that will run on – you guessed it – Fridays. It will focus on quick tips, ideas, activities and more – all in bunches of five. If you have a “5 Things Friday” suggestion, contact us at shesays@forumcomm.com.


FARGO – Everything becomes awash in pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Here are five fun ways to support the cause during “Pinktober.”

Caribou Coffee Amy’s Blend. Caribou Coffee will donate 10 percent of all sales from their Amy’s Blend Collection to CancerCare through Nov. 7. Named for roastmaster Amy Erickson, Amy’s Blend combines citrus and melon flavors with a smooth, silky finish. ($8.95 for a half a pound, $15.99 for a pound at www.cariboucoffee.com)

The Keep a Breast Foundation’s I Love Boobies! bracelets. Colorful rubber bracelets shout The Keep a Breast Foundation’s positive message loud and proud. The breast cancer awareness and outreach program aims to remove the shame associated with breasts and breast health. ($1 to $3.99 each at www.shopkab.com)

Origins Breast Cancer Awareness Duo. Throughout the month of October, Origins will donate $3.50 from every purchase of their limited-edition travel-sized duo of Make a Difference rejuvenating hand treatment and Peace of Mind on-the-spot relief to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. ($16.50 at www.origins.com)

OPI’s 2012 Pink of Hearts. This year’s special-edition breast cancer awareness nail polish set from OPI features I Think in Pink and You Glitter Be Good to Me. OPI has so far donated $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in connection with its 2012 Pink of Hearts program. ($12 at JCPenney Salon)

Save the Ta-tas T-shirt. Save the Ta-tas uses a silly slang term for breasts to raise breast cancer awareness. The organization also sells bracelets, buttons and magnets. Use promo code “PINKTOBER” for 30 percent off at www.savethetatas.org. ($29.97 at www.swakdesigns.com)


Readers can reach Forum reporter Meredith Holt at (701) 241-5590

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