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Put Your Best Foot Forward with OOFOS

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Buying new shoes can be daunting. Most times, consumers must decide between style or comfort. Whether it’s sneakers, heels, boots, or slippers, our feet deserve to recover after a long day. OOFOS has just the solution. OOFOS, the global recovery footwear leader, prioritizes comfort, recovery, and style. The Boston-based footwear organization uses its innovative foam technology to create a lightweight shoe that reduces pressure and demand on your feet and joints. Their shoes were made with everyday people in mind. From athletes to doctors, runners to walkers, OOFOS has a shoe for you. 

OOFOS Slide

OOFOS slipperThis year, to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, OOFOS’s Project Pink campaign will donate 100% of profits from their newly launched Pink Camo Pack to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and The Jimmy Fund for Cancer Research. OOFOS hopes to reach its goal of raising $1 million to support breast cancer research. The Pink Camo Pack is available in signature styles such as the OOahh Luxe Slide Sandal, OOlala Limited Sandal, and the OOcloog Limited Edition Clog. You can find every style of the Pink Camo Pack exclusively on OOFOS.com. 

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The fight to end breast cancer is personal for the OOFOS team. The organization first launched the Project Pink campaign in 2015, when one of the company’s first employees, Duncan Finigan, was diagnosed with breast cancer. For OOFOS, breast cancer awareness is not just a month-long focus, but a year-round commitment. They have committed to donating 2% of profits from OOFOS.com to DFCI Since the campaign’s inception, OOFOS has donated over $1 million to help end breast cancer.  OOFOS lost their beloved friend Duncan in 2019, but her legacy and the legacies of the many who we have lost to this disease continue to live on. 

 

We will always continue to support the fighters, admire the survivors, honor the taken, and never give up hope! Join us and put your best foot forward by supporting OOFOS to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

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5 Must-Haves from The Estée Lauder Companies ‘Pink Ribbon Products’

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In the United States,1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. As of 2021, breast cancer became the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer worldwide. The statistics surrounding the growth rate of breast cancer cases are both eye-opening and heartbreaking. It is imperative that now, more than ever, substantial progress is made toward finding a cure for this disease. Advancements in technology and breakthroughs in results occur every day. These glimmers of hope all the more solidify the dire need for a cure. Raising awareness and funding research are the pivotal ways we can continue to work towards a breast cancer-free world. 

Each year, the month of October welcomes us with warm pumpkin-spiced love. As we make our autumnal transition, it is important to remember that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While we love, support, and commemorate all those affected by the disease year-round, October allows us to drive our attention and energy towards making a difference. The Estée Lauder Companies are doing just that. To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Estée Lauder Companies are continuing their efforts with their exciting 2021 Breast Cancer Campaign! 

Creating a breast cancer-free world has always been the mission of The Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign. Upon reviewing the jarring statistics of the widespread growth of breast cancer cases, The Campaign’s mission was reaffirmed. For this year’s Campaign, The Estée Lauder Companies’ has partnered with nineteen of its iconic brands to create limited-time-offer  Pink Ribbon Products. This year’s incredible products include new additions from brands like Michael Kors and Clinique! The Pink Ribbon Products are definite must-haves, beautifully crafted in iconic pink packaging. The best part about the Pink Ribbon Products is that a portion of the sale of the products helps raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the highest-rated non-profit breast cancer organization in the U.S., dedicated to funding the world’s most promising research. 

The Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign remains steadfast in its commitments to raise awareness, drive progress, and ultimately help find a cure for this disease through the advancements of research, education, and medical services. As this exciting Campaign begins, we want to share our 5 Must-Haves from the illustrious Pink Ribbon Products, available this October! 

 

Our 5 Must-Haves!

 

La Mer

  1. La Mer Crème de la Mer The Moisturizing CreamOf course we had to start off with the legendary moisturizing cream from La Mer. The luxuriously rich cream imbues even the driest of skin with ultra-hydrating moisture. Your skin will be soft, supple, and smoother than ever before! The best part about this cream is that La Mer will be donating 100% of the purchase price to the BCRF during the month of October!Bobbi Brown
  2. Bobbi Brown, Powerful Pinks Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss DuoGone are the days of lathering your lips with low pigment, sticky gloss. These Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Glosses are exactly what you need! These non-sticky and ultra-shiny lip glosses glide across your lips and provide the perfect burst of color that lasts for hours! The shades Love Letter and New Romantic are perfect for the Fall! In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will be donating 100% of the purchase price to the BCRF!Darphin
  3. Darphin INTRAL Daily Rescue Serum If your skin is prone to redness and irritation then this serum is exactly what you need! The INTRAL Daily Rescue Serum maintains its fabulous reputation as a must-have product due to its lightweight and fast-absorbing qualities. The soothing hydration you get from this product is unmatched. Darphin will be donating 100% of the purchase price of their INTRAL Daily Rescue Serum to the BCRF!
  4. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass CreamAs the cold air comes in, maintaining the hydration of yourDr.Jart+ skin is vital. This Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream from Dr. Jart+ is a game-changer when it comes to hydration! A little goes a long way with this product. The soft cream soothes the look of dry and irritated skin. It is one of the best defenses against dryness and a must-have for the upcoming fall and winter seasons! In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Jart+ will be donating 100% of the purchase price of the Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream to the BCRF!
  5. Michael Kors Gorgeous! Eau de ParfumThis beautiful scent is an ode to the celebrationMichael Kors of women and the strength they hold. Michael Kors Gorgeous! is a bold floral woody fragrance that embodies confidence. Key notes of the fragrance include: floral bouquet, tobacco accord, and comforting woods. This limited-edition release is definitely a must-have for any woman. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Michael Kors will be donating 100% of the purchase price of the Michael Kors Gorgeous! Eau de Parfum to the BCRF! 

 

We are so excited for The Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign this year! The selection of Pink Ribbon Products is exquisite and enticing. The best part of The Campaign is the ability for everyone to make a difference. We all have the opportunity to take part in supporting the important work that the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) does every day. Throughout October, and always, we honor and celebrate all those affected by breast cancer. 

 

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Kaepernick Fined by NFL After Supporting Breast Cancer

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With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s not surprising to see people everywhere rocking more pink than usual in their wardrobe and showing their support for the cause. With charity walks and various fundraisers bringing people together in remembrance for those who battled the disease and uplifting those still fighting, it’s amazing to see such solidarity.
However one athlete in particular wasn’t praised for his actions, instead it was just the opposite as the sports world witnessed Colin Kaepernick fined by NFL after supporting Breast Cancer Awareness earlier this week.
During a press conference, the 49ers quarterback, in support of the cause, entered the room wearing pink Beats by Dre headphones— now this might have been okay if they were Bose headphones, a company with whom the NFL just signed a deal with, Kaepernick on the other hand has an endorsement deal with Beats by Dre
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So what did he have to say about the whole incident? He made his feelings clear on both Instagram and Twitter after receiving the fine:


So did Beats by Dre pick up the fine? According to the Associated Press Kaepernick simply responded saying, “We’ll let that be unanswered.”
Many argue that they should have just let Kaepernick slide and that the NFL went too far with hitting him with a fine, others say that it’s just business— Kaepernick on the other hand, is holding his family at the number one spot and isn’t stressing the situation in the least.
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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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October is a favorite month for many reasons: the air becomes crisp, the leaves change, the sky seems bluer, Halloween is around the corner, Pumpkin Spice and Salted Caramel Lattes are everywhere, horror movie marathons, the BEST scented candles flood Yankee Candle and Bath and Body Works, etc. However, what many do not realize is that October has become national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast Cancer affects millions each year and the numbers are rapidly increasing. I myself was not a person who paid too much attention to the disease until tragedy struck a close friend of mine. It became even more apparent when my own mother was afflicted with the disease. I remember crying as she told me, her face soft with concern not for herself, but for how hard I was taking the news. I won’t ever forget her voice as she told me, “Heather, I’m going to be alright. You’ll see. I’m going to beat this thing.” Not once did her strength nor her courage falter. She asked not to be treated any differently, but for only myself, my brother, sister and father to help her out when she needed to go to treatments or to help keep the house in order.

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Danielle, Sandy, and Heather Glock at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 2013 at Jones Beach

Now she is a few months into remission and her desire to raise awareness is just as strong as her courage through her affliction. The moral of the story is that you never think you or a loved one can be effected, but it can happen. Some may be at a higher risk than others without even knowing.  According to the Cancer Society of America, 232,670 women per year [as of 2014] are diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s new cases alone from those already diagnosed. An alarming rate of 40,000 women will die from this disease per year.

So what can you do? You may not be an oncologist, nurse, or anything in the field, but you still can help. Awareness is such an important factor for this month because we want the world to be aware of how many women are afflicted by this disease each year. You can help by joining the walks across America in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Events or making a contribution to the American Cancer Society. Help Cliché Magazine in the fight against cancer by logging into the American Cancer Society Walk Page or donating to Cliché Magazine Team. I myself will personally be walking at the Jones Beach Walk on October 19. All are welcome to join me as I walk to raise awareness for my mother, the family members of friends who survived or passed on, and those who I have not met, but are afflicted or have survived. You can follow me on Twitter as I update my track throughout the day on October 19. Let’s raise awareness together and fight cancer in unity.

Click here to find a ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk’ date in your home state!

Featured Image Courtesy of The American Cancer Society

A Vision of Strength

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Beauty and the Breast is not the typical breast cancer documentary. The film’s director, Liliana Komorowska, documents the lives of the women struggling with cancer and their journey. Her perspective highlights the women and not the disease. The film is winning a number of awards as it touches people’s hearts. Liliana Komorowska sat with Cliche to talk about the film and why she felt driven to create it.

Cliché: Why did you make a film focusing on breast cancer? What helped to inspire the creation of Beauty and the Breast?

Liliana Komorrowska: I met a woman who was at least twelve to thirteen years younger than me. She was a mother of two, outgoing, attractive, an actress, and full of life. She came to show me a video she took while going through chemotherapy. I looked at her and thought this was not possible. She’s younger than me and she has breast cancer. I started to to get awakened to the subject as I reviewed the material she brought me. It was then that I realized that just because I am a woman, I am a target of this disease and it could happen at anytime, to anybody. So,I thought to myself what if it happened to me and I wanted to find answers. I asked that girl, Soraya, if she would be able to be followed by me and to open her world to me. She said yes and I realized  that was where I would start developing the concept of the film. From that moment on, I entered the very different world of women that deal with this disease and how it changes them from one day to the other.

Poster EnglishI decided to take on this challenge because I have enough energy in me and I wanted to bring a different perspective to this disease. When I was researching the subject, [I was] ignorant about disease the information I was getting made [the] disease sound like death  It was scary and that fear builds inside of you as you think one day you may get it. I needed to ease that fear and I needed to demystify this huge C – cancer. I also wanted to do the film because I had family members that faced cancer. During the five years of filming, I felt compelled to put all my energy into this film and bring a different perspective that is more uplifting, which is we can deal with it and we can paradoxically find a way inside ourselves to find the resilience to fight this disease and live with the consequ

ences of it. I also wanted to show how a woman deals with a disease that directly targets the femininity the most because it takes
away the important elements that make a woman. Those attributes, like breast and hair, are extremely important in our society. Ev
erything focuses on beauty. You look at ads and movies, the whole world turns around beauty. How you deal with it when the disease strikes right to the core of what beauty is, you find the beauty in you. It really interested me in how these women deal with it.
It took me many years to find women that wanted to open themselves.It took a lot of research and a lot of patience.

The film mentions a number of organizations, like Jump for Hope. Why did you pick those organizations to be in your film?

It wasn’t about the organizations, but the women that were involved in them. So, when I had a subject that was on the chair for this event, called Jump for Hope, I wanted to show what she did because of this disease and why she said “My life would be boring without having this disease because that’s the course of life.” And at one point, it opened me up to all of this. Now I am an advocate and helping other women become better people. This disease doesn’t have to destroy you. It can actually build you sometimes into a better person. That is why each one of these events is associated with the person that I was following at the time. They led me to these organizations in their quests to get better.

 

Liliana Komorrowska creates a film that shows women as strong, beautiful fighters in the face of a deadly, life changing disease. Her film. Beauty and the Breast, released this October. It is sure to make everyone rethink their lives. It is truly a life changing film that will open you up to a new world.

To read the full article check out our October/November 2013 Issue.