I think it’s safe to assume that the majority women are well aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For years it has been promoted with an onslaught of pink colored products on the shelves each promising a small fraction of the purchase being donated to a Breast Cancer focused charity. I’ve come to realize tat buying a pack of pink pens or a pink labeled cereal box isn’t going to make a dent in the amount of money needed to research, prevent or find a cure for breast cancer.
Rather than support the hundreds of pink products with donations of cents on the dollar, this month I’m supporting a brand that is not only committed to providing safe products for my family but putting more than a fraction of their money where it belongs. Or rather where I feel it’s best spent.
During the month of October you can visit the Method Facebook page where you’ll find the Pink Your Sink Charity Challenge. Your nominations and votes will help determine 4 certified 501c3 organizations, based in the United States or Canada that are affiliated with breast cancer research, outreach, education, prevention, awareness, treatment, services or support. The choice is yours with a simple vote and each of the 4 organizations will receive a $2500 donation from Method.
The average cost of a mammogram for an uninsured women is around $102*. We are all well aware that screenings and early detection are key to survival. With a $10,000 donation that’s potentially 98 women that could receive a mammogram they wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise. How the money is spent is up to you, visit the Pink Your Sink Charity Challenge to cast your vote from now until October 21, 2012.
Additionally, you can find two new limited addition hand soaps from Method which are both made with naturally derived ingredients and packaged in 100% recycled and recyclable plastic.
Disclosure – This is a compensated post as part of the Method Mavens blogger team. Although I’m a paid ambassador I’m also a proud Method customer.