A social enterprise that helps women fighting cancer today.

Causemetics products

There are many great initiatives that exist to raise awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research, but Causemetics is unique as it helps women experiencing breast cancer in real, immediate time. While research for a cure is undeniably important, paying rent, medical bills and getting groceries for women who aren’t working due to treatment are urgent and stressful costs.

How Causemetics Works

Causemetics partners with existing skincare brands, choosing a hero product and re-branding it under the Causemetics label, indicating that it’s safe to use for women undergoing breast cancer treatment, as well as for the general public. One of Causemetics’ key message is prevention, as Donna Sheehan, founder of Causemetics explains: “One the best ways we can all reduce exposure to environmental toxins (many of which are endocrine disruptors and known to be harmful to health  - and linked to breast cancer) is to use skin care, personal care products and makeup that is 100% natural and free from toxic ingredients.”  

How is Causemetics Green?

Causemetics can be described as the only “green” breast cancer organization. Sheehan explains: “We will only partner with companies that are good stewards of the environment and offer products and/or services to Canadians that can be described as eco-friendly.  For instance, we would not collaborate with or accept funds from a company whose products contain ingredients that have been recognized to be harmful to our health. As we developed the concept for Causemetics, we required the products from our partners be free of the toxic ingredients that have been identified by the David Suzuki Foundation as the "Dirty Dozen.””

How Causemetics Helps Women Now

“Causemetics, which is a social enterprise developed by the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund (CBCSF), is entirely managed by a few volunteers and 100% of the proceeds from our sales are donated to CBCSF so they can help breast cancer patients focus on getting well,” explains Sheehan. “While our priority is to provide short-term financial assistance for breast cancer patients so they focus simply and solely on fighting their disease, we are also raising awareness about the importance of prevention when it comes to breast cancer.”

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