7 Gifts for Breast Cancer Survivors That Fund Research
By BCRF | April 13, 2022
By BCRF | April 13, 2022
Thanks to research, right now there are more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, including those who are currently in treatment and those who have finished. When caught early, breast cancer survival rates are the highest they’ve ever been.
But no matter a cancer’s stage or the scientific progress we’ve made, hearing the words, “You have breast cancer,” is a transformative experience for most people and their loved ones. Active treatment for the disease, though lifesaving, can be grueling—involving surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted drugs, or a mix of several of these options.
Completing successful treatment and joining those 3.8 million survivors is an occasion to be celebrated and an experience that profoundly shapes people for the rest of their lives.
A present can be a thoughtful way to mark such a momentous occasion—or just to brighten someone’s day. Looking for a gift for a breast cancer survivor in your life? Consider one that makes an even bigger impact by funding breast cancer research. Your gift to research helps others impacted by the disease now and in the future, including those with metastatic disease, which has no cure. What could be more meaningful and thoughtful than that?
When you buy from BCRF’s Shop Pink program partners, you can be assured that your purchase will benefit research. BCRF is the world’s largest private funder of breast cancer research, and metastatic breast cancer research, and our investigators have played a role in every major breakthrough in the field since our founding. Donations and Shop Pink purchases help us continue to invest in the world’s best scientists, who are attacking breast cancer from every angle to end it once and for all.
Here, we rounded up seven breast cancer survivor gifts that power lifesaving research.
This beautiful, layered rose quartz necklace (available in gold, silver, and rose gold) also makes a meaningful impact. For every piece sold, the brand donates 50 percent of the purchase price, up to $150,000, to Kendra Scott's BCRF research grant named in honor of Scott’s dear friend Holley Rothell Kitchen, who lost her life to metastatic breast cancer. This grant currently supports BCRF researcher Dr. Suzanne A.W. Fuqua, whose work focuses on MBC. To buy
David Yurman’s Cable Pink Rubber Bracelet is the perfect, small-but-meaningful gift for a breast cancer survivor. Eighty percent ($16) of every $20 bracelet sold is donated to BCRF. Since 2008, David Yurman has funded than $1.7 million of research, and, thanks to sales of this bracelet and other pieces, the brand is currently supporting the work of BCRF investigators Drs. Susan B. Horwitz and Hayley McDaid. To buy
Jo Malone London supports The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign through sales of its limited-edition Peony & Blush Suede Cologne featuring a pink ribbon. For every 100ml bottle sold, the brand donates 50 percent of the purchase price, up to $60,000, to research. Since 2003, Jo Malone London has funded 18,680 hours of BCRF research. To buy
Everyone’s favorite phone grip supports BCRF through its Poptivism program by donating 50 percent of every $15 PopSocket sold to support research. Choose from 16 BCRF-supporting options. Since 2019, the brand has donated $72,400 to BCRF. To buy
Need a gift for a breast cancer survivor in your life who loves cycling? Whether she’s just getting back in the saddle post-treatment or is back to her routine, TIEM’s flagship Slipstream Cycling Shoe feels great and can go from studio to the street. TIEM donates 10 percent of the purchase price of every pair sold and has raised more than $133,000 since becoming a partner in 2018. To buy
If your loved one is already a fan of BCRF, now she can show her support on the go. Iconic headwear brand Lids joined the BCRF partner family in October 2021. To launch the partnership, The Lids Foundation committed $100,000 to BCRF regardless of sales, and Lids debuted special limited-edition BCRF embroidery options in stores. For every one of those hats sold, Lids will donate an additional $5 to BCRF through September 2022. To buy
Since becoming a BCRF partner in 2018, the sustainable, machine-washable shoe brand has donated $100,000 to BCRF to fund 2,000 hours of research. To buy
When you give to BCRF, you're funding critical hours in the lab. More time for research means longer, healthier lives for the ones we love.