Merchandise Monday: Think Pink

No longer a color fit for females only, pink has become the color of hope. Standing strong as a proud indicator of breast cancer awareness, the power of pink has hit everything from ribbons to handbags - all with a mission to help support breast cancer research. Even the NFL adopted the color during breast cancer awareness month in October, when players took to the field wearing pink armbands and pink shoes.

Sporting the feminine color for a worthy cause, several manufacturers recently began offering pink products to support breast cancer research. Here are a few of our favorite pink products available today.

Cuisinart® Smart Stick® Hand Blender

The versatile stick design lets users blend ingredients right in pots, pitchers, bowls or the clear plastic beaker that's included. The powerful 200-watt motor operates with an easy one-touch control, while the dishwasher-safe blending shaft and beaker make cleanup easy.

Cuisinart® Mini-Prep® Plus Three-Cup Food Processor

The perfect little helper for small food preparation, from chopping herbs or bread crumbs to finely grinding hard cheese. The special Auto Reversing Smart Blade™ makes it easier to process both soft and hard foods.

Kitchenaid® Cook for the Cure® Five-Speed Blender

The Artisan® Series blender features five speeds plus Pulse Mode and a Crush Ice feature to handle all of your blending tasks. A 0.9 horsepower motor and Intelli-Speed® Motor Control ensure a superb, consistent performance.

Cuisinart® Electric Cookie Press

This easy-to-use press turns out professional-looking cookies in minutes. There are 12 cookie discs to choose from, including special seasonal patterns. Eight designer pastry tips are also included for decorating cookies and desserts or filling pasta shells, deviled eggs or pastries.

Conair® The Power of Pink Ionic Hair Styler

Ionic technology helps promote shiny, healthy hair. The Power of Pink hair styler offers three heat/speed settings for precision styling and a removable filter for easy cleaning.

Eco Silicone Collapsible Lunch Box

This very clever lunch box is made from BPA-free, food grade silicone and biodegradable Eco Plastic. Compress it to 1/3 of its size so that it is easy to carry and store when you are done. As an added bonus, this set comes complete with its own innovative two-sided spork that snaps into the lid.

Eco Steel Cup

The eco cup can be reused for years and holds 16 ounces of your favorite hot liquid. Enjoy at home, work or on the go. It features double wall insulated stainless steel and a reusable silicone lid and sleeve.

Conair® Travel Smart® The Power of Pink Luggage Lock

With lightweight and sturdy housing, this heart-shaped lock is both resettable and TSA-recognized.

A portion of the proceeds from each of these products will be donated to breast cancer research. What are your favorite pink products? Do you know of merchandise that supports another cause? Let us know. We'd love to hear from you.