What It Is: Confession time: I’m terrible with dealing with bad news, at least in a gift-giving respect. I may be one of Canada’s best-known gift givers, but when it comes to matters of sympathy or sorrow, it’s tough. The people at Rethink Breast Cancer get it – and they’ve launched a new line of products that are actually useful for a woman facing a breast cancer diagnosis, but also frank, with a touch of sharp humour. When you want to show your empathy for a loved one that’s been diagnosed, they invite you to choose items from their line, instead of investing in say, a random ‘pink’ item or yet another bouquet of, sorry, useless flowers. Not only are the products practical, 100% of proceeds go back to Rethink, which targets young women in particular and encourages action on early identification measures and education related to breast cancer.
Who It’s For: A loved one facing a diagnosis. A loved one with a loved one facing a diagnosis. A young woman in your life that needs to learn about what to look out for with breast cancer.
What It Costs: Prices range from $4 – $100.
Where It’s At: The line is part of Rethink’s #GiveACare movement. You can buy it online at GiveACare.ca
BONUS ENTRY into my Present Day Gifts giveaway – I invite you to share your stories about being impacted by breast cancer in the comments below, if you feel comfortable doing so. It’s October, which is infamously a month for breast cancer awareness. How has it impacted you? Have you participated in walks or other charitable initiatives? Become more aware about self-screening? Known someone that’s been diagnosed? Gone through it yourself?