After your walk, it's time to hit the store ...
No. 3: Buy pink products
If you've been in a store lately, you've likely seen the pink products pledging a portion of their proceeds toward finding a cure for breast cancer.
From your morning cup of coffee to your afternoon snack of yogurt, the things you buy every day can benefit breast cancer charities.
Consider buying Caribou Coffee's Amy's Blend for instance. From sales of the special blend, which combines citrus and melon flavors, the company will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Or you could help the effort while showering every morning. Proceeds from Crabtree & Evelyn's Pink Collection, which includes rosewater infused lotions, shower gels, soaps and more, is designed to help the company reach its goal of donating $20,000 in October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
And then there's that yogurt snack. Yoplait's "Save Lids to Save Lives" campaign donates 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every yogurt lid turned in. The effort is expected to raise up to $2 million this year and has a raised a total of $30 million since it began.
Speaking of money ...
No. 2: Hold your own fundraiser
Every little bit donated to the cause helps, but why stop with just donating your own money?
There are plenty of ways for you to organize your own fundraiser in order to multiply your own efforts and spread even more awareness.
You could take the traditional approach of bake sales, car washes and spaghetti dinners, or you could try something a little more unique. For five unique ideas you may have never considered before, check out our top five suggestions here.
And what do you do once you've got the funds raised? Pick a respected, established nonprofit charity that speaks to you personally. Some suggestions include the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization and the aforementioned Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.
There are plenty of other organizations out there worthy of your support. Visit Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that evaluates and rates charities, to find a charity you can trust.
Last up, what's more valuable than money?
No. 1: Volunteer your time
Money is essential to funding research for finding a cure for breast cancer, but you can also make a big difference by giving of your time.