Ulta Beauty features breast cancer survivors in their October Instagram and Youtube campaigns; photography courtesy of Franklin Thompson.

Ulta Beauty donates a portion of their October proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

To date, with your help, Ulta Beauty has funded over 16 million minutes of valuable research through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to reduce the occurrence of metastases and harness a patient’s own immune system against her cancer. 

“I was diagnosed with Stage III triple negative breast cancer when I was 43. On the eve of my birthday I found a lump. They blast you with chemo and you hope something takes. In my case, it did for almost two years now. About two weeks ago, I was in the hospital with some pain. They did a CAT scan and found the cancer had spread to my lungs and my sternum. I was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. So now we’re figuring out treatment options, but I’m probably going to do chemotherapy combined with immunotherapy. This part of my story isn’t over yet. Either I have more to learn or I have more to do to help other women. I just think maybe this is my calling … to advocate. I don’t know what’s in store, but every day I’m trying to do my best and save my life and hopefully help others.” — Chiara D’Agostino, Still Fighting

Spread awareness about the importance of breast cancer research for Chiara and other women battling this disease. #gorgeouswaytogive