I stopped by Ulta today and it was pink everywhere! They even switched out their orange bags for pink ones! You should have seen the excitement on my face! haha.. Anyways, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month for October, Ulta has four different ways you can donate plus deals, events, and offers!
Let's start with donations! i.e. donate with a kiss!
I don't know if you've been around the Ulta shops this month yet, but there should be little kisses filling up the windows and walls!
If you donate $1, you will get to put your name, or the name of a loved one on a kiss for display. (100% of these donations will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation) (If you donate any amount, you will get to do this.)
If you donate $5, you will get to pick a cute little compact mirror or a bangle bracelet! (50% of this donation will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation)
If you donate $10, you will get a really pretty jewelry box! It looks nice and sturdy too! (50% of this donation will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation)
If you donate $15 you will get a gorgeous three color ombre scarf! (50% of this donation will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation).
|one of the compact mirrors! and Ulta's shopping bag!|
On Sunday, October 13th, if you make a minimum donation of $10 between 11am-6pm, you will get a free shampoo and haircut, free microzone skin treatment, or free pink hair extension. And 100% of that donation will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (Only Walk-Ins!)
If you donate, you will get to be entered in a raffle to win a $598 Beauty Bag filled with lots of goodies!
I'm not going to list every deal/offer Ulta has, but there are quite a bunch of limited edition beauty/hair care products that are out just for Breast Cancer Awareness month (here). Ulta also has a $3.50 off $10 purchase coupon out right now (for qualifying purchases, restrictions apply!) that you can use while you shop around the store.
*If you don't believe me, all the details for Ulta's donate with a kiss/Breast Cancer Awareness month are found here.*
I don't know why you wouldn't want to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundations to begin with, but getting these little "freebies" are such a nice extra plus! Everything goes for a good cause. You get to walk out of the store with that feeling of satisfaction and a pretty item!
Statistics/Info About Breast Cancer:
Excluding skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer found among women, which accounts for 29% of newly diagnosed cancers. A woman living in the US has a 12.3% (1 in 8) risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. While that percentage may seem low, it's actually still a large number, when you consider how many people are living in the US. (More information and statistics are found on the American Cancer Society site)
Even if you can only donate $1, a little goes a long way. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many people forget the steps in detecting early signs of the cancer (which really can save lives!), so it never hurts to refresh your minds on this disease/prevention/steps. Here is an article on how far the research has progressed.
Advances in health related sciences have progressed in areas no one could have ever imagined before. It won't be long before we do find an end to this disease.
Let's all help spread Breast Cancer Awareness this month (and all the time)!
**Edit: 13 October 2013: Breast Cancer Awareness Inspired Nails here!**