BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Mercedes Sanchez October is breast cancer awareness month. Rebecca Taylor, one of our favorite designers, made a special silk ruffle blouse to raise funds for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation - an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding research aimed at this aggressive subtype of breast cancer. Approximately 15% of breast cancer cases are classified as triple negative, most often occurring in younger women and African-Americans. When a woman is diagnosed with triple negative, it means the cancer is negative for estrogen, progesterone, and HER-2 hormone receptors, making most common breast cancer treatments ineffective. The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation was established in honor of Nancy Block-Zenna, a woman who was diagnosed at age 35 with triple negative breast cancer and died 2 1/2 years later. TNBCF's mission is to raise awareness of triple negative breast cancer and to support scientists and researchers in their effort to determine the causes of triple negative breast cancer, so that effective prevention and treatment can be pursued and achieved.

The best part about this fashionable pink silk blouse? Rebecca Taylor feels strongly about finding a cure for this unique subtype of breast cancer so 100% of the proceeds go directly to TNBC. The blouse retails for $225 and is available exclusively at Shopbop. - Carolina Baker