OPINION: 10 companies you can support to support breast cancer research

Do good while treating yourself for Breast Cancer Awareness Month



If you are going to shop, try your best to make sure your money is going somewhere good!

ANNABELLE PEPIN, Evergreen columnist

Whether you are traveling, shopping or cooking, it is important to be mindful of the companies you are supporting and, even more importantly, what they support. Here are 10 companies that support awareness for breast cancer, in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Ulta Beauty 

One of the top contributors supporting breast cancer awareness is Ulta Beauty. As the largest beauty retailer in the U.S., they have contributed over 860 thousand hours to breast cancer research, along with their donation of over $43 million since 2009, according to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  

It is refreshing to see companies that so many breast cancer survivors and patients support, to feel the support reciprocated. Ulta Beauty provides so many products that many people depend on, which is why it is so great to see. 

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I think it is justifiable to take yourself on a shopping spree for new skincare or fragrance. 

Delta Airlines

Traveling is one thing, but traveling while supporting a cause is the best way to go. Delta Airlines is a proud partner of the BCRF, contributing almost $20-million dollars and almost 400 thousand hours of research funding. 

Take yourself on a vacation!


If you are on your health and wellness grind, General Nutrition Corporation supports your gains and breast cancer awareness. GNC is one of the leading distributors of supplements, vitamins, protein powders and anything health-and-wellness related. 

Hit your protein goal and support breast cancer at the same time. 


Aveda is a vegan cosmetics company that specializes in haircare and environmental sustainability. As if their morals could not get any better, they also partner with breast cancer research to support struggling patients and survivors.

In terms of environmental mindfulness, they have helped fund wind turbines to promote environmental cleanliness in their primary manufacturing facility


Clinique is one of the leading brands for skincare, cosmetics and fragrances. Sold in many of the higher-end department stores, Clinique gives back to its customers through contributions of over $8 million to the BCRF since 1994. 

The Almost Lipstick in the shade Black Honey is trending on TikTok, so it is non-negotiable that you have to buy it to support a company that invests so much in breast cancer research (you can even buy it from Ulta! Two for one!).  


Jewelry is one of the most expensive things on the market, which is why it would be good to support a cause while spending money on something as beautiful as diamonds. 

Pandora is the newest addition to the BCRF, partnering with the cause earlier this year. 

“Pandora is donating 50 percent of the purchase price of the Hope Pink Ribbon Charm and the Hope Pink Ribbon Pendant to BCRF,” according to the BCRF

Tom Ford Beauty 

Tom Ford is a luxury brand that branched out from Gucci in 2005. While some of their clothing items are on the market for over $14 thousand, their beauty line is more affordable and supports a cause that affects their customers – the breast cancer research fund. 

There is often a stigma around buying from luxury brands and giving some billionaire your money, but Tom Ford Beauty has made it clear that they support breast cancer research. 

Each year, they create a Pink Ribbon product to support the research, and they have raised over $153 thousand through their efforts. 

Tommy Bahama 

Earlier this month, Tommy Bahama became one of the newest contributors to the breast cancer research fund. They now have the option during check-out at stores and online to donate to the fund before purchasing the items. 


Since 2021, Nutribullet has contributed over $11 million to the BCRF. They have a specific product called the Nutribullet Pro in the color soft pink to promote their partnership with the research fund. 

Part of their message is to promote the importance of healthy eating in relation to breast cancer prevention. 


Next time you need more kitchen supplies, think about supporting Cuisinart, which is a contributor to the BCRF.

They promote the partnership with the BCRF through their Pink Product Collection, which includes an ice cream maker and mini food processor. Not only does it support the research fund, but it is also a cute addition to your kitchen. 

Cuisinart commits $32,500 annually, regardless of its sales.