Most of us have had a loved one near and dear to us be diagnosed with breast cancer. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned from our inspiring friend/sister/daughter/mother/nanny/aunt/fill-in-the-blank who kicked cancer in the face, it’s that they never lost their sense of humour along the way. Which is why we’re loving the latest initiative from Rethink Breast Cancer: a witty yet totally practical product line called Give-A-Care.
The collection—a first-ever for Rethink Breast Cancer—aims to educate.
“The collection challenges people to rethink the way they approach news of a loved one having breast cancer, and replace empathetic gifts of flowers, get well balloons and cards with gifts and items that will help young women with breast cancer get through the difficult days ahead,” Rethink Breast Cancer said in the press release.
Here are some of the highlights from the newly-launched line.
This product line for women with breast cancer is a game-changer
Sensitive Hand CreamWhen skin gets unbearably dry from chemo, hand cream is a must. Leaves of Trees partnered with the cause to create My-emotions-are-so-out-of-whack-that-even-my-skin-is-being-too Sensitive Hand Cream ($12 at giveacare.com).giveacare.com
Water Bottle“No, they didn't switch your medication with sand," writes the website, “but it can definitely feel that way." Stay hydrated with a BPA-free waterbottle dubbed My-mouth-is-drier-than-Prohibition-I-need Water Bottle ($14 at giveacare.com).giveacare.com
Headache BalmSometimes people say the wrong thing. And the If-one-more-person-tells-me-that-at-least-I-don't-look-sick-I-may-never-get-rid-of-this Headache Balm aims to provide at least a bit of relief ($10 at giveacare.com).giveacare.com
HoodieA cozy sweatshirt for frequent hospital visits is a must. The Chemo-sucks-but-at-least-no-one's-judging-me-for-living-in-my Hoodie, a partnership with H&M, is loose-fitting, and good for layering ($32 at giveacare.com).giveacare.com
LubeVaginal dryness during chemo is a real thing. All-the-slow-jams-and-silk-sheets-in-the-world-couldn't-do-it-for-me-right-now-I-need Lube will make things a little smoother if and when the time is right ($20 at giveacare.com).giveacare.com
Conversation HeartsUnconventional candy is key. The Can't-we-ever-just-have-a-normal Conversation Hearts help conversations along in a playful way when they get heavy ($6 at giveacare.com).giveacare.com
Lipstick“No hair? Don't care. Your lipstick is on point," says the website, and a swipe of You-can-take-away-my-hair-but-you-can-never-take-away-my lipstick, a partnership with Aveda, agrees ($24 at giveacare.com).giveacare.com
ToqueThe Don't-ask-if-I'm-having-a-bad-hair-day-that's-not-why-I'm-wearing-this Toque is a super soft cashmere accessory courtesy of The Cashmere Shop ($100 at giveacare.com).giveacare.com
Do Not Disturb SignSome days, you may need extra privacy. And sleep. The I-know-it's-the-afternoon-but-please-just-let-me-sleep-some-more-And Do Not Disturb Sign is a polite way to say “I need an extra few hours" ($2 at giveacare.com).giveacare.com