Hey y’all-hope your week is off to a good start. One of my favorite things about October is that it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Having a strong family history of breast cancer and thus going through additional proactive screening each year, this cause is very close to me. (Read more about my story in this post.) So, I love that Lilly Pulitzer designs a Breast Cancer Awareness print every October. I especially love the 2020 Lilly Breast Cancer Awareness Print, Paws for Cause. In today’s blog post, I am sharing a closer look at this beautiful and meaningful print!
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Lilly Pulitzer Paws for Cause
The 2020 Lilly Breast Cancer Awareness print, Paws for Cause, obviously features lots of pink! Purple, lavender, green, and teal complement the pink for a unique color combination. This print includes leopards, hence the “paws.” I’m partial to Lilly Pulitzer prints that incorporate animals, especially big cats! The pink Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon also appears throughout the Paws for Cause print.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Lilly Pulitzer didn’t stop with merely designing a pretty print to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020. Paws for Cause is a “Print with Purpose”, and Lilly Pulitzer is donating $30,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). This contribution will fund 600 hours of research to help find a cure for this terrible disease that has touched so many lives. Breast Cancer Research Foundation is one of the best organizations to support in the fight against breast cancer. In addition to being the top-rated breast cancer organization in the US, BCRF is also currently the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide.
As much as I love Breast Cancer Awareness Month, “pink-washing” is an issue. Pink-washing occurs when companies produce pretty pink merchandise to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but such merchandise contains chemicals associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. One example is a cosmetics company that releases pink packaging for breast cancer awareness, but their products contain parabens (a chemical associated with increased breast cancer risk).
In addition, raising awareness about breast cancer is great, but it’s important to take action too. Supporting companies that collaborate with BCRF during Breast Cancer Awareness Month assures your purchase makes a true impact. This is the second consecutive year that the Lilly Pulitzer Breast Cancer Awareness print has benefitted BCRF. Keep reading for a look at what I’ve already purchased in the 2020 Lilly Pulitzer Cancer Awareness Print!
Lilly Pulitzer Paws for Cause Knit Pajama Pants
If you’ve been following me on Instagram or reading my blog for a bit, then you know that I’m obsessed with Lilly Pulitzer pajamas. Lilly Pulitzer pajama pants are among my favorite loungewear. The extra time at home during 2020 has provided many opportunities to wear them. So, when I learned that the 2020 Lilly Breast Cancer Awareness print would include some pajama pants, I didn’t hesitate to order them. Since I’m still working from home and there aren’t many in-person social events, I knew I would get a lot of wear out of them.
In addition, I still had a Lilly gift card a sweet friend gave me for my birthday earlier this year. I ordered the Paws for Cause pajama pants the same day they hit the Lilly website. Like my other Lilly pajama pants, they are so soft and comfortable. I feel like the length is slightly shorter than the Lilly knit pajama pants from previous seasons. As a petite girl, they are perfect because they’re cozy without dragging the floor. I can’t recommend these pajama pants enough, and they would also make a great Christmas present this year!
Other Favorites in the 2020 Lilly Breast Cancer Awareness Print
My other two favorite items in Paws for Cause are this cozy fleece blanket, and this scarf. I actually have the fleece blanket in last year’s Lilly Breast Cancer Awareness print, and the same style scarf in the Breast Cancer Awareness print from two years ago.
There’s also a matching long-sleeved button-up pajama top in Paws for Cause. I am using my Lilly pajama pants as loungewear rather than actually sleeping in them, so probably won’t get the matching top. If Paws for Cause came in the pajama shorts I would totally be tempted to get the pajama set with shorts and top though.
On another note, I’m crossing my fingers that this Luxletic skort in Paws for Cause is available in my size in a future After Party Sale. I can’t justify paying full price for it right now, but highly recommend it if you’re wanting to splurge! You can shop everything in Paws for Cause here.
I hope that you enjoyed this look at the 2020 Lilly Pulitzer Breast Cancer Awareness Print, Paws for Cause! What’s you favorite item in this print? Have you bought anything from this collection yet? I’d also love to hear your personal stories about how you’ve been touched by breast cancer. What gets you fired up about finding a cure for this terrible disease?
In addition, Kendra Scott is another one of my favorite companies that partners with Breast Cancer Research Foundation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kendra Scott makes a donation to the BCRF. Also, for every item you purchase from this collection during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Kendra Scott will donate a piece of jewelry to a woman undergoing cancer treatment.
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