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5 Small Businesses Supporting Breast Cancer Research Now

By BCRF | June 10, 2020

If you’re looking to shop small right now, consider one of BCRF’s partners

Now, more than ever, small businesses need our support. At BCRF, we have a network of small businesses and entrepreneurs who have been directly impacted by breast cancer that help us fund more hours of breast cancer research through their products.

If you’re looking for a gift or something for your home, here are five small businesses who support BCRF’s research.


Malibu Apothecary
Claire Ellis began pouring candles as a hobby before eventually deciding to start her business. The Southern California-based Malibu Apothecary creates non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free candles with scents inspired by exotic islands and beaches. A new partner this year, Malibu Apothecary donates 20 percent of the purchase price from online sales of the Iridescent Pink candle to BCRF. To buy

CHEFTog is a Chicago-based apron company founded by Chris and Rachel Kurn, outfitting the restaurant industry and home cooks across the country. All their aprons are made in Chicago and come in a variety of materials and sizes. For every sale of CHEFTog’s pink or white cotton chino twill “Apron with a Purpose,” $5 is donated to BCRF. CHEFTog has been a partner since 2019. To buy


Pharaoun Cocktail Rings
Sergio Andrés Mendoza, owner of Pharaoun Cocktail Rings, designs jewelry to honor the women in his life, including his late wife Sarah, who passed away from metastatic breast cancer. All year long, 100 percent of the purchase price of Pharaoun’s Anaïs Cocktail Ring—named for the couple’s daughter—is donated to BCRF. Pharaoun is based in Miami and has been a BCRF partner since 2019. To buy

Tarnish-Me-Not is a patented spray that prevents jewelry from tarnishing and protects skin from metal allergies. For every purchase, Tarnish-Me-Not donates $1 to BCRF. Tarnish-Me-Not’s three founders were inspired to give to BCRF after CEO and co-founder Tatiana Tara Arslanouk’s mother was treated for stage III breast cancer. Tarnish-Me-Not is based in New York City and has donated to BCRF since 2017. To buy

O.H.M. Jewelry
Founder Heather Matjasic was inspired to give a portion of the purchase price from several of her designs after losing family members to cancer and watching a close friend be treated for an aggressive form of breast cancer. Her line, O.H.M. Jewelry, is made using ethically sourced gems and other materials made by artisans around the world. 15 percent of the sales of “The Duchess,” “The Princess,” and “The Queen” lariat necklaces are donated to BCRF. O.H.M. Jewelry has supported BCRF since 2015. To buy