October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and each year, spas and product companies band together to create treatments and products that give back to this worthy cause. We’ve rounded up some products and places to help pamper yourself pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Throughout October, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong will be showing its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation (HKBCF) with a special Tickled Pink Mani“CURE” or a Pink Whisper cocktail at the M bar on the 25th floor. Each guest will also receive a Breast Cancer “Life Token” and prices will include a HKD100 donation to the HKBCF, which will be matched by the hotel.
Tickled Pink Mani“CURE”: 45-minutes with OPI Pink Heart Collection Nail Varnish, HKD350, which includes the HKD100 donation
Provence Wellness Center, New York, New York
Along with its Reiki Master, Lisa Dee, Provence Wellness Center will offer free 20-minute Reiki sessions for a suggested donation to Cancer Care, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the organization. Dee, a breast cancer survivor herself, was helped tremendously by Cancer Care, an organization that offers free, professional support for anyone affected by cancer. The goal is to raise $500. If you’re not in the area but would like to contribute, please go to community.cancercare.org/provencewellness.
Reiki Sessions with Lisa Dee: 20-minutes, FREE (appointments required, please call (212) 832-6800 or email email@example.com to book your appointment today)
Stillwater Spa, Lake Tahoe, California
Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino will be celebrating awareness all month long with pink-themed events. Spa packages will offer two unique relaxation treatments every Thursday during October, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to American Cancer Society’s support for mammogram access.
Pink Healing Waters Manicure : 35-minute ritual inspired by Tahoe’s pristine lake water, $70
Hydra Facial Special: 20 minutes of non-laser resurfacing, $99
MacArthur Place Inn, Sonoma, California
During October, MacArthur Place Inn will donate $25 from every 100-minute Rose Garden Signature Treatment to the American Cancer Society. Treatment rooms will be sprinkled with pink rose petals from the Inn’s gardens, and the treatment includes a rose petal bath, rose petal body polish and rose essential oil massage.
Rose Garden Signature Treatment: 100 minutes, $225
The Farm at San Benito, Philippines
The Farm has an Integrative Cancer Care Program that is directed by highly trained and qualified medical specialists. Working with your oncologist, the mission is to best equip the patient with the tools necessary to overcome cancer. A nutritional assessment and an individualized meal plan is designed to reduce side effects, and services include colon hydrotherapy, IV vitamin infusions and ozone therapy, as well as individual counseling and educational classes that teach stress management techniques to combat cancer.
Integrative Cancer Care Program: 6 nights, starting at $3,000
The Peninsula Spa, Hong Kong
The Peninsula Spa’s Pink Peninsula Ceremony Spa Treatment donates HK400 to support the Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry. The treatment features a welcome tea with Peninsula pink macaroons, a scalp massage using ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud, an aromatherapy massage and a Rose Damascus Oxygen Inhalation Therapy treatment.
Pink Peninsula Ceremony Spa Treatment: 2 hours, HK2,000
The Spa at Flamingo & The Spa at Harrah’s, Las Vegas, Nevada
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, these two Las Vegas spas will offer special pricing on signature treatments from Tuesday, October 2, through Thursday, October 4. Both spas will offer 50-minute massage and facials at their 25-minute prices, with $5 from each treatment booked to be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. To date, Caesars Entertainment and its properties have raised more than $2.4 million for the American Cancer Society.
Harrah’s Relaxing Massage: 50 minutes, $85
Harrah’s Signature Facial: 50 minutes, $85
Flamingo Relaxing Massage: 50 minutes, $85
Flamingo Classic European Facial: 50 minutes, $85
Acqualina Spa by ESPA at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, Miami Beach, Florida
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Acqualina Spa by ESPA is raising funds and awareness with its “Pink Power” Treatment, a 50-minute ESPA Swedish massage and ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud massage. For each treatment purchased the spa will donate $10 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in support of breast cancer research dedicated to causes, treatment, and the cure. Staff will serve pink floral iced tea and rose-infused cookies as well as proudly wearing pink ribbons on their uniforms.
“Pink Power” Treatment: 50 minutes, $150 plus 18% gratuity
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
The Pinking Burj Al Arab campaign to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer starts October 4th. To join in, like Burj Al Arab on Facebook and nominate a price you are prepared to pay for the United Arab Emirate’s first 24-carat rose gold iPad! Be sure to share the photo of the Burj Al Arab lit up in pink with a projection of the pink ribbon on Facebook with your friends and family, “the more you share, the more we are aware.” Other initiatives designed especially for the Pinking Burj Al Arab campaign include Pink Indulgence food and beverage offerings, such as the Pink Tea and the “Bella Rosa” Pink Cake, 50 percent of proceeds will go towards supporting Breast Cancer initiatives.
Can’t make it to the above spas but would love to support the cause from home? There are tons of great products that give back to breast cancer research. Some we love include:
SHE by SO.CAP.USA
With 375 participating salons across the U.S., you’re bound to be able to participate in the Pink Hair For Hope campaign during both September and October. Clients who donate $10 or more to Pink Hair for Hope, a campaign that raises millions of dollars for American Cancer Society research to fight breast cancer, will receive a 100 percent natural pink SHE by SO.CAP hair extension. You can pick from five pink shades; I’ve been rocking the lightest pink lately and have been loving it!
Throughout October, TOCCA will partner with Bright Pink, an inspiring organization that focuses on education and support for young women who are prone to breast and ovarian cancer. A whopping 50 percent of sales of the Eau de Parfum Viaggio set will be donated to Bright Pink. This limited edition set features Colette, Giulietta and Bianca Eau de Parfum in three Old World-inspired collectible bottles.
SpaRitual’s 2012 Pink Nail Lacquer Collection will donate 20 percent of profits to Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer foundation, an early detection education and advocacy program to help women experiencing any stage of cancer, and to help beat it before it begins. This is the brand’s third annual Pink collection, and this year, bamboo has been added to the formula to help promote the growth of healthy nails. The shades are aptly called Courage, Wellness and Survivor. Available October 1, 2012, for $10.00 each in fine salons and spas nationwide, including Spa Halekulani, Canyon Ranch, and the Mandarin Oriental. SpaRitual products are also available online at skinstore.com and skincarerx.com.
suki® skincare has partnered with Breast Cancer Action (BCA), and will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its exfoliate foaming cleanser to the organization. BCA provides education and support for those in treatment and recovery as well as to family and friends. exfoliate foaming cleanser is available at Whole Foods stores nationwide, specialty boutiques, spas and online at sukiskincare.com for 120 ml., $32.95 & 30ml., $10.95.
Shop for a Cause
CEW’s Cancer and Career program, Shop for a Cause, features a ton of generous brands that are donating a portion of select product sales to supporting people who balance a cancer diagnosis with their career. Brands include Laura Gellar, Decleor, Juara, Shiseido, Macadamia Natural Oil and more. Check out www.cancerandcareers.org/en/supporters/shop/BCA for a complete list of partners!