How you can support breast cancer research with your next face mask purchase
Turn your essential spend into funding for the prevention and cure of the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia.
With face masks here to stay for the foreseeable future, we're now seeing everything from designer masks to sports variations becoming available. One store in particular though has taken things a step further with a new charity mask that's designed to get attention.
Online mask retailer Breathe Easy Australia this week announced the arrival of the cloth mask in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Exclusive to Australia, the washable mask comes in a baby pink design complete with adjustable straps for an easy fit.
Each mask also features a filter pocket and comes with four filter inserts to get you started.
Available now on backorder, the Pink Mask is retailing for $39.95, with $10 from each mask sold to be donated straight to the NBCF. The charity aims to eliminate deaths from breast cancer by 2030 by raising awareness of the disease and funding world-class breast cancer research.
According to its site, approximately 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, with around 3,000 of those expected to lose their battle, making the cause one to get behind.
A handful of other retailers including Etsy, Amazon and Zazzle are also currently selling breast cancer inspired masks. While most are not donating profits from mask sales to charity, the masks have been designed to spark a conversation around the disease to help raise further awareness.
When shopping masks through platforms that list through third party sellers, such as the ones mentioned above, it is important to be mindful of quality. Remember to check the seller rating before making a purchase and opt for 3-layer masks where possible.
Want more help with masks? Check out our overview of face masks, how to choose the best one, what doctors recommend when using them, the rules that apply in Australia and our regularly-updated guide on where to buy masks.
Images: Breathe Easy Australia