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Top 10 Gifts for Mom That Also Give Support for Breast Cancer Research

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Updated May 09, 2013

Looking for some way to honor your mom or someone who has been like a mother to you, and also want to support research for the cure? Here are some great places to start looking. Here, you will find a range of gifts -- from a donation that honors your mom to beautiful pink jewelry.

1. Fight To Find The Cure Personalized Coffee Mug

Pink Ribbon Mug
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Send Mom a personalized Fight To Find The Cure Coffee Mug. You can have her name added to the front and up to 5 lines of your special message written to her on the back. Choose an 11 oz. or 15 oz. sized mug. These mugs can be used in the microwave and cleaned in the dishwasher. Personalization Mall will donate 20% of the purchase price of this item to BreastCancer.org to aid in the fight against Breast Cancer.
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2. Rose Pearl and Crystal Breast Cancer Infinity Pendant

Rose Pearl Infinity Pendant
Photo © All Wired Up Jewelry
This Mother's Day, help raise funds for the Florida Suncoast Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This gorgeous pendant is created with Swarovski rose pearls intertwined with delicate pink Swarovski crystals, in a nest of 14-carat gold-filled wire. Each pendant is a handmade one-of-a-kind piece of "Wearable Art." These pendants are made in Florida by All Wired Up Jewelry. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this pendant will be donated to support the Florida Suncoast Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The Rose Pearl and Crystal Breast Cancer Infinity Pendant is listed at $70.

3. Dunked Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookie Dunked in Dark Chocolate with Pink Ribbon Sprinkles
Photo © Sweet Signatures

Take six yummy chocolate chip cookies, choose from three kinds of chocolate, sprinkle with pink ribbons, and attach a personal message.  These Sweet Signatures cookies are made with butter (not margarine or shortening) and Barry Callebaut chocolate.  They will be delivered in a lovely box, well wrapped for your Mom.

Box of 6 cookies costs $13.99, not including Shipping.

4. Marks & Spencer Swimwear for Post Surgery

Marks & Spencer Bandeaux Bikini
Photo © Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Marks & Spencer has designed a line of attractive post-surgery swimwear in conjunction with members of the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Campaigns & Advocacy Network (Breakthrough CAN). M&S swimwear has been designed with comfort, security, and figure-slimming details.

Order post-surgery swimwear online at Marks & Spencer, and they will kindly donate 10% of the sale to Breakthrough Breast Cancer U. K. Suits may cost about £19.50 - £35.00 ($33 - $58)

5. Good Omen Japanese Cat Figurine

Good Omen Cat Figurine
Photo © Pam Stephan

Does your Mom collect beautiful Asian figurines? Send her a celadon, wooden, or soapstone Good Luck Cat figurine. Some of these feline friends come as earrings, statuettes, necklaces or windchimes.

Cost ranges from $5.95 to $42.95. The Breast Cancer Site will fund 1% of a mammogram for most of the items which are purchased.

6. Pink Ribbon Gifts Support the Cause

Moms will be sure to see something they like in the range of items at the Pink Ribbon Shop. Books, jewelry, clothing, umbrellas, and a collection of accessories for women are available. Men are not forgotten either, with shirts, socks, and ties bearing the pink ribbon.

Here's what they state: "A portion of every Pink Ribbon Shop sale will be donated to cancer organizations to work toward finding a cure, assisting cancer patients and education to reduce cancer deaths."

7. Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation Donations

Make a tax-deductible donation to honor or remember your mom at the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation. One hundred percent of your donations go directly to support the mission and goals of the Foundation. Donations may be made by U.S. and Canadian citizens. Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is infiltrating ductal cancer (and rarely infiltrating lobular cancer) that has invaded into the lymph vessels of the skin. It is an advanced, aggressive form of cancer, and may not be detectable by a mammogram or an ultrasound.

8. American Cancer Society Donations

Give mom the gift of a donation to the American Cancer Society, by donating money, a car, or securities. You can also take advantage of matching gifts or leave a legacy. The ACS helps patients and family members who are fighting cancer with research, patient information services, community volunteer programs, and advocacy and public policy.

9. Beyond Boobs Donations

Beyond Boobs is "not your typical support group.  Their mission is "To provide support for young women diagnosed with breast cancer and to save lives by promoting breast health education and action for All!"  Beyond Boobs provides patient support, education, help during treatment, and guidance in survivorship.  They use humor to deliver the facts that young women need about health, diet, and exercise.  You can get peer counseling or request a speaker for your group. 

10. Donate to these Top-Rated Pink Ribbon Charities

This year, honor Mom by making a financial gift to help support breast cancer research, provide mammograms for needy women, or raise awareness through educational efforts, make the most of your tax-deductible checks by giving to one of these five national nonprofit organizations that spend more on support that they spend on administrative costs or fund-raising.
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