I’m always game to say a big fat f*ck you to cancer. I’ve seen it ravage people and families (including my own) and I’ve seen it look like it could destroy a person, only to watch them rise up and destroy it even when their doctors gave them no hope (read Bailey O’Brien‘s story. She is nothing short of amazing and is completely inspiring). Still, even the most amazing survivor stories include a whole lot of pain and turmoil. Cancer seems to be everywhere and, like most people who have been touched by it, I hate it.
Since October is breast cancer awareness month, I figured it was the perfect excuse to tell cancer where to go. I’ve put together a little roundup of handmade goodies that give back. The artists behind each of these pretties donates at least some of the proceeds to a cancer charity.
Run forth and purchase, my people! Or, you know, click over and drool a little on your keyboard before supporting a good cause and scoring some awesome for yourself.
Lime in the Sky porcelain dish necklace, $70
A portion of the sale of this item will be donated to the fight against cancer.
Piano Bench Designs hope necklace, $37
5% of sales goes to the American Cancer Foundation
Mane Message tie dye hair ties, $9.45
20% will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Earthen Element ceramic bowl, $23
5% of all sales goes to the American Cancer Society
Lake House Soap Works beeswax votive candles, $10
All proceeds will go to Winship Cancer Center at Emory in memory of the artist’s 7-year old niece who received radiation treatment there