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Halloween goods that benefit breast cancer charities

Updated on May 9, 2015
Halloween goods that benefit breast cancer research
Halloween goods that benefit breast cancer research | Source

Buy Halloween products that donate to Breast Cancer Awareness

What does the month of October mean to you? For many people, and especially for the kids, it means Halloween. But most of us also know that it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These are pretty dissimilar - but can the two be combined?

Yes, most certainly they can. You can enjoy Halloween and help breast cancer awareness at the same time. How can this be?

I have found a site that sells the most amazing Halloween costumes for dogs (and many other goodies) and your purchases help breast cancer charities.

The site donates a proportion of every purchase to provide mammograms to women in need. Yes, every single purchase, everything you buy, helps women to detect their cancer early thanks to the free mammogram program.

What a positive way to make the most of Halloween. And you can repeat it every year.

Like the doggy bandana you see above. And the dog seems so pleased with it. What a lovely canine grin. Visit the links you'll find below to see more details about this lovely bandana and many more goods that will donate to breast cancer charities. Help breast cancer research now.

All images © vendor and used with permission.

See Halloween goods that benefit breast cancer research
See Halloween goods that benefit breast cancer research | Source

Dog Halloween costume

I think that this is my favorite costume for a 'long' dog.

A hotdog, in fact. This is incredibly cute - imagine the photographs you can take.

You'll see that there is tiny text on the photograph because a ketchup version is also available. It comes in three sizes (small, medium and large - predictably) and the website says that your furry friend will be comfortable because it's attached using Velcro straps.

It's best suited to brown-colored dogs because, well, that's what color a hotdog is; it might not look as good on a dalmatian.

See it here.

Halloween goods that benefit breast cancer research
Halloween goods that benefit breast cancer research | Source

Cool wind chimes

This is perfect for your yard, garden or patio and is made from metal (the hanging 'leaf' part) and glass (the painted Jack o' Lantern face). It says 'Halloween' without being gory or scaring kids. Wind chimes have always fascinated me. But isn't this item so cute?

I love the sound they make and that's even more the case when they are made of glass, like this example. It's such a soothing sound.

Although I'm just showing Halloween objects here - because of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, the site has a lot of year-round products for the home.

See more Halloween goods

Halloween goods that benefit breast cancer research
Halloween goods that benefit breast cancer research | Source

Planter

Although this is intended for outdoor use, I have read reviewers who say that they love to have it inside their homes.

It certainly brings a smile to the face. It is made from recycled metal and discarded glass - objects that would otherwise be in a landfill. Although it's described as a planter, it's great to use in the home to store knick-knacks.

The 'scaredy cat' certainly looks frightened - maybe he has seen a ghost - so it's perfect for Halloween decor as well as year-round use.Very cute indeed.

See more great Halloween ideas

Further reading

If this terrible disease is affecting you or someone you love, here are some books that may help.

We are lucky today in that so much more information is available for sufferers and survivors. Let's hope that this disease can be obliterated during our own lifetimes.

Personal note - and a link to donate to breast cancer charities

I have never found Halloween to be a favorite holiday. It's not that I'm scared of ghosts or anything like that ... (truly) ... but the skeletons and skulls make me think of those who have gone before. There is absolutely no need for more women to lose their lives to this dreadful disease if it is detected early. Early detection is the important point.

Even if you don't want to buy anything at the site, you can still make a donation to fight breast cancer and create awareness here.

I love the idea that we can turn something that is a pretty gruesome holiday into something that can help to tackle a very gruesome disease.

For many years, we have been accustomed to buying holiday cards that are intended to benefit charities - why not do the same with Halloween too?

As many people say, if you're going to buy something, buy it from a company that does some good for the world with their profits. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could do that with every purchase we make?

© 2013 Jackie Jackson

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    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      Thanks so much @Margaret Schindel - it would be wonderful if we could encourage people to combine the two.

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      Margaret Schindel 

      4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Jackie, popping back a year later to say I still think this is a wonderful way to make Halloween into a holiday that saves lives as well as an opportunity for kids to dress up in costumes and collect candy. Well done!

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Margaret Schindel: It would be wonderful to make Halloween into something that SAVES lives.

    • Margaret Schindel profile image

      Margaret Schindel 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is the best possible way to celebrate Halloween - by making every purchase count toward the fight against breast cancer. Thank you!!!

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      Angela F 

      5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Great way to combine the two!

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @shellys-space: Thank you! Tastes likes to support charities whenever possible, plus Fair Trade, recycled and organic products. We might as well try to make a difference when we shop :)

    • BritFlorida profile imageAUTHOR

      Jackie Jackson 

      5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Diana Wenzel: It's always good to hear about survivors - that means that this disease can be conquered. Best wishes to your mum.

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      Shelly Sellers 

      5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Good for Taste Magazine costumes supporting Breast Cancer charities!

    • Diana Wenzel profile image

      Renaissance Woman 

      5 years ago from Colorado

      I agree that not supporting breast cancer charities is much scarier than Halloween. We all have a stake in this mission. This is something I can enthusiastically support (my mother is a breast cancer survivor).

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