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As "Breast Cancer Awareness" month kicks off, one blogger sets out to see how much money from her purchases of pink-branded products actually goes to charity.

"October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as if you hadn't already noticed the pink ribbons and merchandise adorning the shelves of your local stores. Take a good look at the beauty and fashion products, in particular. You're likely to see more than one product beckoning your purchase with the promise that doing so will support breast cancer research and awareness.This trend got me thinking — does purchasing lip balm really fight cancer? I spent $97 on these breast cancer products to find out." -- Mary McCoy, SheKnows.com

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