Because about one in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, according to Breastcancer.org, it behooves all of us to do what we can to raise awareness and contribute to a cure. One way we can do this is by supporting companies that are donating a portion of proceeds of special Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) products. The following companies have taken part in the hope of helping women who may now be facing the challenge of breast cancer and to encourage awareness and prevention for everyone.

The Trudeau Corporation supports the fight against breast cancer with their exclusive BCRF collection of hydration bottles and thermal tumblers and mugs. These products, developed with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, are designed exclusively for Trudeau’s product donation program and are sold in support of breast cancer research initiatives. To date, Trudeau has donated over half a million dollars to BCRF alone. The 16-ounce Boardroom II Travel Mug will help you get up and go to the salon every morning.  The stainless-steel, double-walled insulation keeps beverages hot or cold, and the satin stainless steel body is accented with a pink TPE sleeve and ergonomic 2-tone handle. www.trudeaucorp.com.

Did You Know?
Researchers from the University of Cambridge recently found 40 mutated genes that cause breast cancer to progress. Only a fraction of these genes were previously known to be involved in breast cancer development. Researchers think the results could in the future help find drugs to target these genetic faults, stopping the disease from progressing. Source: ScienceDaily.com.

Tammy Taylor’s It Girl Gelegance collection ­includes four stunning pinks that look incredible on everyone, and 20% of the proceeds from this collection will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness. The collection was inspired by the color pink, and the “It Girl” — the girl everyone wants to be. The gel colors include: Blush ­Kisses, a light pink; Fancy Pants, a magenta pink; It Girl, a bright pink; and Arm Candy, a dark pink. ­
www.tammytaylornails.com.

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New research suggests that obese fathers may contribute to breast cancer risk in their daughters. According to the findings published in the journal Scientific Reports, being obese alters the gene expression of sperm, which may raise the risk of breast cancer in female offspring. Source: medicalnewstoday.com.

During the month of October, 50% of proceeds from the sale of all pink shades of LONDONTOWN lakurs will go to Unite for HER, which ­partners with hospitals to provide breast cancer patients with treatments such as massage, yoga, meditation, and acupuncture to support their health and wellness. Unite for HER also promotes safe beauty products. www.londontownusa.com.

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According to research published in the journal Oncogene, a team of researchers from Oxford University and the University of Nottingham have found a new way to slow the growth of the most aggressive type of breast cancer. They found that using a drug called JQ1 alters how cancer cells respond to hypoxia (low oxygen), which is found in more than 50% of breast tumors and most commonly in the form of the disease that is hardest to treat, triple-negative breast cancer. The study results showed that JQ1 slowed tumor growth and limited the number of blood vessels that were produced. The drug works by ­stopping cancer cells from adapting to a lack of oxygen. Source: Frontlinegenomics.com.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Duri Cosmetics is proud to introduce The Power of the Pink, a collection of beautiful and ­inspiring pink hues for women to show off their support of family, friends, and the 3 million U.S. women who have undergone treatment.  The ­collection includes four pink-empowered hues: Pinky Promise, a shimmery baby pink with a satin-shine finish; Pink Positive Thoughts, a medium-pink with micro-gold sparkles and high gloss finish; I Pink I Can, a perfect ­salmon-pink shade with ultra-high gloss; and Pink Warrior, a zesty ­metallic-like hot pink shade loaded with tons of shimmer and sparkle with a high-gloss finish. www.duri.com.

Eating a Mediterranean diet may help prevent breast cancer from returning, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The trial, which was conducted in Piacenza, Italy, compared the outcomes for 307 women who had been treated for early breast cancer. One group of 199 women ate a Mediterranean diet, which consisted of four portions of vegetables, three pieces of fruit, and one serving of grains a day, plus four or more weekly servings of fish, some red meat, and large quantities of olive oil. They were allowed up to one alcoholic drink a day. The other group of 108 women were simply given advice on healthy eating by a dietician and asked to eat their normal diet. After three years, 11 women from the group eating a normal diet suffered a return of their breast cancer, the researchers found, while none of those eating a Mediterranean diet did. Source: theguardian.com.

For the third year, Morgan Taylor will support Breast Cancer Awareness with its Fight Like a Lady 2016 Collection. With every ­purchase, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Mommy & Me Cancer Foundation, whose mission is to support mothers battling ­life-threatening cancer while raising young children. The foundation provides everything from financial assistance to support groups for the families of survivors and those still combating cancer. The Fight Like a Lady 2016 Collection contains four, kick-butt girly shades of pink: Adorned In Diamonds, a light pink pearl; I’m Charmed, a sheer pink; Look At You, Pink-achu!, a bubblegum-pink crème;  and All Dolled Up, a vivid pink pearl. The Fight Like a Lady 2016 Collection is available at fine salons nationwide and at
www.morgantaylorlacquer.com.

Did You Know?
In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women. Overall, African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer. The risk of developing and dying from breast cancer is lower in Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women. Source: breastcancer.org.

Original Pedi-Sox Supports the Susan G. Komen Foundation. You can support your clients’ obsession with pedicure services. These professional-grade original Pedi-Sox encourage wintertime pedicure services and keep freshly pedicured feet comfy, cozy, and clean. www.originalpedisox.com.

Did You Know?
A woman’s risk of breast cancer approximately doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Source: breastcancer.org.

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