Spas and Suppliers Give Back During Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Athena Cosmetics, Inc., the makers of RevitaLash, recently donated $10,000 to support breast cancer research and is also donating a portion of the proceeds from the sales of its lash product. The cause is close to the company’s heart, as Gayle Brinkenhoff, wife of RevitaLash creator Michael Brinkenhoff, MD, is a breast cancer survivor. 877-909-5274, [email protected]

For every order placed in the months of May and June, beauty supplier TNG Worldwide donated $1 to the American Cancer Society to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its Salons for the Cure organization. The company also included a Salons for the Cure wildflower seed packet with each order. 800-362-6245

Helping I Have Wings, a foundation that supports women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, Mi Salon & Spa in Florence, KY, recently raised more than $3,500 through staff donations of time and discounted services, raffle baskets and a bake sale. 859-647-2566

Employees from American International Industries participated in the 16th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women in Los Angeles for the fourth consecutive year. The event is one of the largest 5K fundraisers and has raised nearly $55 million for cancer research, counseling and outreach programs. 800-621-9585, [email protected]

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals is donating 100% of the sales of its Cleavage Contour Cream to support breast cancer research and awareness. 888-693-3763, [email protected]

Aveda is raising funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through the release of its limited edition Hand Relief hand cream. During October, the company will donate $4 from each Hand Relief sold to the organization. 800-644-4831

Look Good ... Feel Better, an organization supporting those with breast cancer, held a Women of Hope is Beauty contest as part of its 20-year anniversary celebration, encouraging women to submit stories on how they embody the five core values of the organization—courage, confidence, control, community and caring. Five winners received makeovers and trips to New York City to attend the annual DreamBall. 800-395-5665

To help spas support breast cancer awareness and research, Mirabella has launched its Hope Lip Colour. The company is donating $1 for every tube of the lipstick sold between June 1 and October 31 to City of Hope, a leading research and treatment organization. 800-853-6650

Clarisonic participated in the 16th Annual EIF Revlon Walk/Run For Women in Los Angeles, where company co-founder Robb Akridge, PhD, donated $200,000 to the event. Clarisonic also is continuing its Pink Ribbon campaign, which donates a portion of each Pink Ribbon Clarisonic purchased to fight breast cancer. 888-525-2747

Christina PureMoist LipColour is a lipstick from jane iredale—The Skin Care Makeup named for actress and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate, and the company is donating $2 to the organization Living Beyond Breast Cancer for each lipstick sold. Iredale is also donating $2 for each of its In The Pink PureGloss for Lips sold, and the company’s Zap&Hide product was named “Best Color Cosmetic Product” at the 2009 CITY Awards, given out by the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD). 800-762-1132, [email protected]

A portion of the proceeds from DermaQuest, Inc.’s Glyco Hand and Body Cream is being donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 800-213-8100, [email protected]

KaplanMD Skincare has begun donating a portion of its online product sales to breast cancer research, as well as to skin cancer research and the organization Children of the Night, which helps rehabilitate underage girls who have been arrested for prostitution. 800-754-6435, [email protected]

For every Botanical Butter Scrub in Pink Grapefruit The Body Deli sells, the company is donating $6 to help promote breast cancer research and awareness. 760-340-3731, [email protected]

The new glōMarvelous in Pink limited edition 2009 kit from glōProfessional has been launched to help support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The kit includes the pink ribbon logo and information about its charitable commitment. 800-903-4321, [email protected]

Spas that order 24 pieces of a packaging style from Brush Up With Barbara/Mineral Mine can have the pink ribbon logo imprinted on them at no extra charge as part of the company’s efforts to help promote breast cancer awareness. 800-338-1423, [email protected]

Lash renewal serum RapidLash, distributed by Rocasuba, is donating 5% of its profits to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society. 877-760-6677

Supporting breast cancer research through donating to City of Hope and participating in the Komen Orange County Race for the Cure 5K, Ultimate Beauty Companies has set a goal of raising $5,000 through its efforts. 800-888-4055

Dermalogica helped raise more than $10,000—including $2,500 from the Dermalogica Foundation—for Pink-Link, a breast cancer organization funding the creation of online information and support for survivors and others touched by the disease. The money was raised at an event at Dermalogica’s store in Santa Monica, CA, honoring Pink-Link founder Vicki Tashman’s five-year anniversary of being breast cancer-free. 800-831-5150

During October, Red Mountain Resort & Spa in St. George, UT, is hosting a series of educational events and offering services focusing on the wellness of breast cancer survivors. It also is teaming with the Dixie Regional Medical Center to offer Survivor’s Spa Tapas—refreshments and wellness treatments—to area survivors. 877-246-4453

Employees from Simply Skin, A Day Spa Experience in Toms River, NJ, participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York City and held a fundraiser at the spa to prepare for the event. The 39-mile walk has helped raise millions of dollars to fight breast cancer and Simply Skin’s staff has walked in the event for the past four years. 800-647-9448

Through proceeds from its Pink Glove Project, Universal Companies has donated more than $62,000 to City of Hope in an effort to aid in finding a cure for breast cancer. The profit from the sale of each box of pink gloves, which also help raise awareness, is donated to the organization. 800-558-5571, [email protected]

OPI has created the Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure and pledged to donate $25,000 to the organization. Additionally, during July and August, the nail care company contributed a portion of the proceeds of its Bubble Bath Nail Lacquer to Look Good ... Feel Better, with a minimum contribution of $25,000. 800-341-9999

Sense of Security, a Denver-area charity helping breast cancer patients deal with financial issues, is receiving donations from the proceeds of Sanítas Skincare’s PeptiDerm Eye Treatment sales in October. The product is also offering limited edition pink packaging to help raise awareness. 888-855-8425

The Think Pink Cherry and Nutmeg Manicure, a special offering at the Aquae Sulis Spa at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Summerlin, NV, was created exclusively to donate 20% of its proceeds to the American Cancer Society to help in the fight against breast cancer. 702-869-7807

Earth Therapeutics has introduced its new Manicure Salon, which is packaged to show its support of breast cancer research and awareness, and is donating a portion of all its proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 800-789-3579

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