It’s October! A month that used to be a lot more exciting until I moved to Texas and October still feels like Septemeber, which remarkably still felt like August. In fact, I don’t think Texas temperature has changed at all in the last 6 months. But it’s still October, and while one of my favorite months it is also Breast Cancer Cure Month.
I’ve been there. I have worn pink, taken off my bra, shopped only pink labels, all in an effort to do my part by helping breast cancer victims and survivors fight their fight and eventually find a cure.
And while I encourage you to help these women, this fight, and their mission, I always want you to think about PREVENTION.
I agree that a cure would be amazing, but I also think that it would be even more amazing if no one, not one woman or man or child, no one would have to go through this awful disease.
Ask companies why they still use parabens? Or phthalates? Ask them why they hide behind words like ‘fragrance’ and loop holes. Ask them why they don’t test their products to see if they are safe for us to use? Ask them why they changed their ingredients for the European Union, but not you. And finally, ask them why they are raising money for a cure when their products contain ingredients that have been directly linked to the disease of the cure that they are so desperately trying to raise money for.
It’s all about money. I encourage you to check out the movie ‘Pink Ribbon, Inc.’ let it shed some light on you. (And get ready to get mad.)
I am not telling you NOT to support these fighters in an effort to find a cure, but rather I just want you to see that some of those companies aren’t as compassionate as you are. It’s not their mother, sister, daughter, wife that they are fighting for.
I know that it’s hard to avoid all of these toxins and chemicals. They are everywhere. And I know we can’t just live in a bubble for the rest of our lives. And I’m not saying that we haven’t already been exposed, but what I am saying is that we can do what we can do with what we have. Switching to safe, non toxic personal care and beauty products is a great first step. This is an easy switch.
Tell companies that you are tired of it. That you deserve better. Tell them with your hard-earned dollar. If enough people tell them, they will listen. And one day we won’t have to worry about safe and toxic. That’s what I’m fighting for. That’s why I stand behind Beautycounter and their mission to get safe products into the hands of everyone. You deserve better. We deserve better.
Join me and the rest of us at Beautycounter, and say enough is enough. Help us effect change all the way to Washington. Because when you know better, you do better.
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