These holiday gifts are not only sure to please—they’ll also help in the fight against cancer. Show your support for those battling the disease by shopping and raising awareness this holiday season!
Damon Runyon Broadway tickets, prices vary
My Fair Lady! Dear Evan Hansen! Aladdin! Hamilton! Get the best seats to nearly every show on Broadway and support cancer research at the same time. Tickets go on sale on the first business day of each month for performances taking place the following month. The ticket price is typically twice the box office price, half of which is a tax-deductible donation to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Since 1946, promising scientists identified and supported by Damon Runyon have made breakthrough discoveries that have transformed our understanding of cancer and developed new approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Tony Bennett is not only a multiple Grammy- and Emmy-winning musician—he’s also an accomplished painter. For the past 25 years, he has designed holiday cards to benefit the American Cancer Society and raised more than $800,000 for the organization. This year’s limited-edition assortment pack features 24 designs from over the years and includes two of the brand-new “Snowstorm in NYC” card. (The city just had one!)
The Pink Pony Fund is Ralph Lauren’s global initiative in the fight against cancer. Originally launched to battle breast cancer, the fund has since expanded its mission to reduce disparities in care across a wide range of cancers. All of the proceeds from the sale of each “Live Love” T-shirt will be donated to the Pink Pony Fund, which provides grants to cancer centers and research organizations, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation, the Martin Luther King Jr., Outpatient Center and the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care.
After being diagnosed with childhood cancer at age 4, Alex Scott decided to set up a lemonade stand to raise money for a cure. Sadly, Alex passed away in 2004, but the following year, her parents started the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to continue the work that she began. You can help support their mission by buying Alex’s Tablecookbook. It features over 55 recipes from world-renowned chefs, influential mixologists, celebrities and supporters—and it even includes kid-friendly recipes for little ones to follow. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit ALSF.
Pinky Promise tote, $20
The pinky swear is usually reserved for only the most important promises. Spread some holiday cheer this season by promising to support young women affected by breast cancer by purchasing the Young Survival Coalition’s Pinky Promise tote. Based in New York City, with local networks across the United States, the organization advocates for and provides free resources to support, educate and empower young women—from breast cancer diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Sisterhood is powerful!
Stand in solidarity in the fight against breast cancer in this 100 percent cotton special-edition T-shirt from the Gap. Fifteen percent of the purchase price of each tee goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which provides critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship. To date, the organization has raised more than half a billion dollars for lifesaving research.
Stand Up To Cancer flash tattoos, 5” x 7”, two-pack, $3.95
Inspire others to support cancer research with these temporary tattoos from Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). Mark yourself as a member of the SU2C movement with one (or more!) of the body-art designs from these 5” x 7” sheets and show your support for those who have been touched by the disease. To date, more than 180 clinical trials have been funded by SU2C, and over $603 million has been pledged to the work of more than 1,500 scientists. SU2Caims to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking cancer research in order to get new therapies to patients quickly.
Each year, 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer, and Love Your Melon is dedicated to giving a hat to each and every child battling cancer through its beanie giveaway events at hospitals around the country. To date, Love Your Melon has given over $4.7 million to the fight against pediatric cancer and over 149,000 hats to children battling some form of the disease. Buy a beanie to help keep your loved one’s melon warm and to show your support in the fight against pediatric cancer. Fifty percent of the profits from all sales of Love Your Melon products benefits the organization’s nonprofit partners. Now that’s something to hang your hat on!
Chuck’s Famous Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie, Box of Six, $15
For more than 25 years, Chuck the Baker has created mouthwatering desserts for the clients of God’s Love We Deliver (GLWD) and made their lives a little bit sweeter. This holiday season make life a little bit sweeter for a loved one by sending a box of Chuck’s double chocolate oatmeal cookies. Proceeds directly support GLWD, which for more than 30 years has been delivering customized prepared meals daily to those in New York City living with AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses.
Shop Year-Round and Support the Fight Against Cancer
Did you know it’s easy to support your favorite cancer charity while shopping on Amazon? Visit smile.amazon.com to select a charity organization of your choice as your beneficiary. If you need suggestions, type “cancer” in the search field. Once you’ve signed up, start shopping at smile.amazon.com (instead of the regular Amazon.com link). You’ll have access to the entire Amazon.com inventory—the only difference is Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchases to the charity of your choice!