5 Gifts for Breast Cancer Patients That Fund Research
By BCRF | May 2, 2022
By BCRF | May 2, 2022
There are a lot of ways you can show up for someone you love who has breast cancer: bringing over a few meals for the freezer, offering rides to chemo or carpools for kids, or just lending a listening ear when they need it.
Every person’s breast cancer treatment experience is different. During active treatment, many women and men may undergo surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation—or a combination. Thanks to recent research breakthroughs, still others can safely forgo chemotherapy and be successfully treated with targeted therapies that have less-challenging side effects. Even after active treatment ends, a breast cancer patient’s journey isn’t necessarily over: Patients and thrivers experience a whole host of emotional and physical changes during and after successful treatment.
If you want to support a loved one facing this diagnosis, first ask them or their spouse/partner/close friend what they need and how you can be most helpful. Offer up a few ideas, and don’t make any assumptions. If they’ve got too many scarves and hats or a freezer overflowing with meals, you might give the gift of your time by offering to do their grocery shopping or providing childcare. Or you might buy a gift to just show them you’re thinking of them or to make their treatment experience a little more comfortable.
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If you’re looking for a gift for a breast cancer patient in your life, consider one that also gives back to future generations by ensuring it funds lifesaving research. BCRF’s Shop Pink products are all guaranteed to give back to BCRF—the world’s largest private funder of breast cancer research and metastatic breast cancer research. Our 250 investigators around the globe are not only searching for desperately needed new treatments and ways to improve existing therapies—they’re working to crack how the disease can be prevented entirely.
Here, we rounded up five gifts to consider for breast cancer patients—and find even more from Shop Pink partners here.
A great gift for a breast cancer patient? Try something comfy, like Vionic’s Pismo Casual Sneakers in Cameo Pink—a washable, slip-on sneaker designed with the brand’s signature arch support. A new partner in 2021, Vionic donates $75,000 to BCRF annually regardless of sales. To buy
This beautiful bouquet of pink and spray roses in a pink glass cube can brighten someone’s hardest days during breast cancer treatment. Teleflora donates 15 percent of the purchase price of each bouquet sold, with prices starting at $54.99, and has funded more than 17,000 hours of research with a total gift of $874,000. To buy
For every pure cashmere LOVE scarf sold, NakedCashmere donates $50 to BCRF. This oversized, statement scarf (available in ivory, pink, and nude) is perfect for layering with a coat, packing to take to treatments, or just curling up on the couch. A partner since 2017, NakedCashmere has raised $216,000 for BCRF research. To buy
Whether your loved one might find comfort in journaling throughout treatment for breast cancer or would appreciate a nice way to keep track of appointments and doctor’s visits, Gallery Leather has lots of options for handcrafted leather stationery. And when you add pink ribbon personalization to your leatherbound planner or journal for $5, the brand will donate that amount to BCRF. To buy
This face (or anywhere) moisturizer helps soothe, hydrate, and protect skin. Dr. Jart+ donates 100 percent of the $55 purchase price, up to $10,000, of every pink ribbon cream sold in support of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign. 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.