This is the month to Think Pink

Jennifer Hudson wears Elie Tahari's special Key to Jennifer Hudson wears Elie Tahari's special Key to the Cure tee, $35, and all proceeds benefit the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund; at Saks Fifth Avenue and Off 5th stores, and saks.com. (Saks also donates a portion of proceeds from other items on its "charity shopping weekend," Oct. 20 to 23.) Photo Credit: Handout

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You can't miss all the "think pink" merchandise now for sale, what with this being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's a personal issue for some -- like breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate, who designed a special line of stationery for Tiny Prints.

For others, it's local. With breast cancer rates so high on Long Island, Hauppauge-based ClearVision Optical partnered with BCBGMaxAzria, creating special sunglasses to raise money to combat the disease.

For still others, it's just the right thing to do. "We can each do our part," said Fergie, whose shoe line has an "Awareness" pump. "What better way to do that than with a sexy pink shoe?"

Brands have offered up shoes, tees, jewelry, even lip tattoos, donating a portion of proceeds to breast-cancer-related charities this month. Here's a selection, available locally and online. And whaddya know? It's not all pink.

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Four ways to help

* Coif -- Book an appointment at Manhasset's nuBest Salon and Spa on Thursday, Oct. 13, (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.). A portion of proceeds goes to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Information at 516-627-9444, nubestsalon.com.

* Cruise -- All proceeds from World Yacht's Beauty Brunch for the Cure (tickets, $59) benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Enjoy onboard buffet and spa services, Sunday, Oct. 16 (11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Pier 81 at W. 41st St., 800-498-4270, worldyacht.com.

* Tune in -- Browse 90,000-plus pairs of designer shoes (Via Spiga, DKNY and more -- all half off) on "FFANY Shoes on Sale," on QVC, Saturday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

* Stride -- Missed the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Dowling College last week? Catch the walk this Sunday, Oct. 16, on the Jones Beach boardwalk (Parking Field 4 and 5 -- walk anytime from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.). To sign up, visit makingstrides.acsevents.org.

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