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BBB Alert: Pink products hitting the shelves for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many businesses are offering special pink products, promising that a portion of the proceeds benefit breast cancer research or treatment.

Dick Eppstein of the Better Business Bureau says consumers should be careful, and take some steps to be sure their money is actually helping the cause.

First, the packaging should clearly describe the promotion and say where the money is going. It should also be fairly easy to determine how much is being given.

Legitimate promotions should also release the total amount given at the end of the campaign to the public.

Consumers can also consider making a direct donation to a charity, rather than choose to buy products as part of the promotion.

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