In support of breast cancer awareness month, Method has designed two limited edition hand washes in Mimosa Sun (pink) and Botanical Garden (green), which they will be selling in-store and online beginning this October and ending in Spring 2013.
I'm partial to Mimosa Sun myself. It smells like bubble gum and the middle of those flowers look like boobies. Totally intentional, I am told.
Plus, Mazzy thinks Mimosa Sun was designed specifically for her. The second she laid eyes on the girlie looking bottle, she exclaimed, "It's pink? It's Mazzy's? THERE ARE FLOWERS ON IT!!!" You'd think I just presented her with a Disney princess dress. For $3.99 and no possibility of Mazzy begging to wear the hand soap to school, that's a pretty good trade-off…
To further support the cause, Method is asking their facebook community where they should donate $10,000 to benefit breast cancer awareness and research. Anybody can nominate a charity up until October 7th, fans vote on their favorites through the 21st and then Method will select four certified-breast-cancer-affiliated non-profits to each be given a donation of $2500.
I am nominating a non-profit called Tour de Pink, which is a 3 day bike tour beginning on October 12th in California. The money raised by Tour de Pink will be donated to the Young Survival Coalition which offers resources, connections and outreach to young women affected by breast cancer so they can feel "empowered, supported and hopeful".
One of the riders will be my beautiful friend and recent breast cancer survivor, Karen.
To quote Karen: "YSC was a lifeline during my treatment and this October I will reclaim my health by riding 220 miles in Tour de Pink. Funds received will raise awareness and support important programs for young women with breast cancer, ensuring none of us have to face it alone."
If you'd like to nominate a breast cancer non-profit, you can do so through October 7th on the Method facebook page by clicking here.
If you'd like to help support my friend Karen ride 220 miles in the Tour de Pink to benefit the YSC, voting will begin on October 8th.
And if you're wondering how you are going to avoid that Disney princess dress once Method's "Pink Your Sink" hand soaps are discontinued, don't worry— they've got you covered.
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