Word of Mouth: HGC x Charity Girl Problems, Pink is the New Black
Editor’s Note: “One woman can make a difference, but together we can rock the world”- I love this awesome, annonymous quote from the website of one very inspiring woman- Brooke Marston, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Charity Girl Problems. I’m excited to introduce her as our next HGC Word of Mouth guest contributor, as she shares her story, and some of her favorite charitable and fashionable must-have picks. I love the Charity Girl Problems mission and community because of Brooke’s dedication to being passionate about people, taking action, and looking stylish while doing so.
Although October is a great month to celebrate birthdays (mine and Brooke’s), Halloween decorations, AND pumpkin spice latte-everything, it’s also an important time to remember to celebrate (and educate ourselves) on Breast Cancer Awareness. For HGC’s look good, do good and give back mantra, it really means to share and spread the knowledge of what we know, and also what we can do to help make a difference. Below Brooke shares one of her favorite give back items, the Paul Mitchell x Bright Pink line. And don’t forget to stay informed about your own breast health, or share this link with the ladies in your life.
Charity Girl’s October Must-Haves
Paul Mitchell x Bright Pink
By Brooke Marston
I love October. Maybe it is because it is my birthday month. Maybe it is because it finally starts to feel like fall here in Los Angeles. The fact that everything – literally everything – is pink, works in October’s favor as well.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. I kind of like the color pink. And by kind of like, I may or may not have based the redesigned of my living room around the color. But for now, let’s go with the word “like” when it comes to the color pink.
Pretty much anyone with a pulse knows October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s almost as universal as Halloween candy. Almost. Let’s be honest, we all secretly look forward to October 1st so we can finally start over-indulging in Reese’s Halloween pumpkins. Or so I’ve heard.
While pink is fun, festive, and a great way to share about recent breast cancer treatment and scientific breakthroughs, I fully acknowledge that simply wearing (or decorating everything in) the color pink does little to actually to cure breast cancer (or any other type of cancer).
I’ve known many people in my life who have been touched by this disease. Most are survivors. A select few have lost the fight, but made an impact in the battle to find a cure.
Every year our understanding and ability to help people live long, happy, healthy lives as a survivor grows.
When it comes to our best-kept secret in the war to defeat this disease, our best defense is a strong and powerful offense. Every October the team at Paul Mitchell creates a whimsical line of products, proudly adorned in pink, with proceeds supporting the organization Bright Pink.
Bright Pink is an organization dedicated to educating women on the importance of early detection and getting regular screenings for breast and ovarian cancer. They even go a step further by helping women who cannot afford screenings by covering their medical costs, so every woman can get the care they need.
So this October all year long, join me, House of G+C, Paul Mitchell, and Bright Pink on the offensive line against breast cancer. Get screened, then treat yourself to something pink. Who knows, you might just be saving a life!
Thanks Brooke for being such an inspiration! Don’t forget to check out her website, www.charitygirlproblems.com, and to follow her on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and on Twitter. And remember, even though one month of the year is nationally recognized to honoring and educating ourselves about Breast Cancer Awareness, it’s important to take action every month. For more information on how to assess your risk, click here. And to shop more products from the Paul Mitchell Pro signature line, click here.
All photos courtesy of Charity Girl Problems