October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The folks at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation have done an amazing job of promoting awareness and gathering support for finding a cure for breast cancer. The founder and chairman, Evelyn H. Lauder, has directed and shaped this organization superbly. One of the great things about the Foundation is that they make participating in finding a cure exciting, engaging, and design-driven. Again this year, Agraria is donating 35% of our sales of all Cedar Rose online purchases to the foundation during the month of October.

Here are some great examples of cooperative programs to help the cause:

Saon Beauties | AgrariaSalon Beauties
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present Salon Beauties, an exhibition of photographs by Evelyn H. Lauder, the artist’s third exhibition with Gagosian Gallery. The exhibition, to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, continues Lauder’s long commitment to raising awareness and funds for the Foundation’s work.

Salon Beauties showcases mid-century porcelain vases depicting women’s heads, photographed to create bold shadows accentuating their theatricality. Known for her exploration of light in photography, Lauder uses shadow, light and composition to depict dramatic moods. The photographs convey Lauder’s unique eye for beauty and ability to create stories in her artworks.

September 29 through Saturday, October 1
Gagosian Gallery
17-19 Davis Street, London W1K 3DE.

The Pink Swan Project
SUITE New York has officially launched the Pink Swan Project. This second installment of the Pink Project features Arne Jacobsen’s iconic Swan chair, fully customized by nineteen of the world’s leading designers.

Swan Project Chairs | Agraria

Chairs by Alexandra Von Furstenberg, Campion Platt, and Vincente Wolf

The chairs will be auctioned on charitybuzz.com with proceeds benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The online auction will run October 1-31, 2011.

View all nineteen chairs and read more about the project and each of the designers here.

About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation: It funds more than 175 dedicated scientists at major medical institutions around the world, whose research has led to advances in detection, prevention and treatment. Currently, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated is supporting breast cancer research and awareness programs.