October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year, ONEHOPE Wine is inviting everyone to “Drink Pink” and support the cause. Every year, ONEHOPE offers several wine bottles with proceeds benefiting both breast and ovarian cancer. To date, our #DrinkPink program has provided more than 15,000 women with clinical trials for new cancer treatments, and educated close to 1.5 million women on their risk factors for, and symptoms of, ovarian cancer.
In September and October of 2017, we will donate to The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance and/or the Gateway for Cancer Research for every purchased bottle of:
- Reserve Central Coast Rose
- California Chardonnay
- Reserve North Coast Sparkling Rose
- California Rose
- Reserve Sonoma Country Rose
- Pink Glitter California Chardonnay
- Reserve Cotes de Provence Rose
In addition to purchasing one our Drink Pink wines, there are a variety of other ways you can get involved and support awareness in 2017. Here are a few of our favorites.
It’s a paramount milestone in the ONEHOPE legacy, and it helps with breast cancer awareness as well. During the month of October, you can “do good” by volunteering with numerous organizations around your hometown to help raise awareness. In many cases you can do this is to by helping with or participating in a local awareness walk. To find an opportunity to volunteer, check out this list, provided by the Susan G. Komen organization.
Eat & Drink Pink.
Many organizations around your town will offer food and drink specials throughout October that benefits research. These items will typically be colored pink, and are often notated as specials on the menu. The idea is that, for every one of these food or drink items sold, the company will make a donation to breast cancer research. If you don’t eat out often, Yoplait yogurt has a long standing campaign to donate a dime for every yogurt lid that is collected and mailed back to them during the month of October.
Plenty of retailers will offer fundraising products designed to raise funds and awareness. Typically in the form of a lower cost tee-shirt, these items will raise awareness when you wear them, and generally a portion (or in some cases, all) of the proceeds from the sales of these items will go towards research. JC Penny, Kohls, and even the NFL have breast cancer awareness items every year.
Finally, look into other products that help those fighting breast cancer. While some products, like the compression wear offered by Lymphedemaproducts.com, offer comfort for physical side effects of cancer treatment, others are meant to help manage the emotional toll that treatment can take. For women specifically, the loss or thinning of hair can be emotionally difficult, as so many women identify their personalities with their physical appearances. That’s where organizations like Headcovers.com can help. They offer affordably priced hats, scarves, head covers, and eyebrow kits at affordable prices. There is even a line of men’s wear.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 234,190 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year. Although breast cancer occurs in men and women, it’s the second leading killer of women amongst cancer deaths in the United States. Early detection is key. Follow this link to educate yourself on home exams, and remember to schedule an annual mammogram once you reach 35 years of age.