Published on October 2, 2017 — Leave a comment

#thriftpink for Good: Shop Pink to Support Breast Cancer Research

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A world without breast cancer? Yes, please. Breast cancer touches the lives of so many women in our thrifting community. In fact, about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Help us join the fight to find a cure.

Here are a few ways you can support Breast Cancer Research and #thriftpink for good:

1. Shop our curated pink styles and we’ll donate 5% of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

2. Screenshot one of the images in this post or take a pic of your thrifted pink finds and share it on Facebook or Instagram with @thredup and #thriftpink and we’ll donate a $1 for each share (up to $10,000).


3. Make a donation at the register at any of our three retail stores.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. They provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis, and survivorship. Founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993, the BCRF seeks to find a cure in our lifetime.


10 Things You Can Do to Support Friends and Family Who Have Breast Cancer

1. Respond from your heart. Let them know you’re there if they want to talk, hang out, cry, watch a movie, whatever.

2. Check in regularly. It can be a text, call, or email. Just let them know you are thinking about them.

3. Have some basic knowledge of breast cancer. Offer to do research and accompany them on doctor appointments.

4. Listen without feeling like you have to respond. Sometimes a caring listener is all they want and need.

5. Make them feel that no matter what you will always be there for them, through the good and bad days, no matter what they look like or how they feel.

6. If you don’t know what to say, just say that. “I’m not sure what to say, but I want you to know I care, and I want to learn how best I can support you.”

7. Practice greater patience and compassion.

8. Make an extra effort to reach out. Isolation can be a real issue. Don’t ignore them!

9. Treat them as normally as possible.

10. Be flexible. Some days will be harder than others and plans will need to adjust.

If you or someone you love has been affected by breast cancer and you would like to share your story, please do so in the comments below. For the entire month of October, we’ll be sharing stories, quotes, musings, and advice from the amazing women in our thrifting community.