The month of October is always very exciting. It's the first full month of the autumn season, Halloween's right around the corner, and best of all, beauty brands take initiative to support the social causes of month. Every October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Check out why it's so important to spread the word about these causes below, and click through the slideshow to learn how you can donate to show your support.

Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence statistics are staggering.  According to, there have been 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer in 2013, with 39, 620 breast cancer deaths this year. reports that everyday in the U.S., more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends, with 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.

As we strive towards a cure for breast cancer and seek to eliminate violence against women, it's no surprise cosmetic companies have created initiatives to raise money to help support these social causes affecting their primary customers. Our friends at BeautyPress agree. "The beauty industry is the best avenue to communicate the importance of creating awareness for breast cancer and domestic violence," the company said. "Both issues effect the way women feel about themselves emotionally and physically."

To show our support of both causes, Beauty World News will share the different ways you can support Breast Cancer Awareness and the prevention of Domestic Violence all this month.  Click through the slideshow to view brands that give back to both causes. 

Let's strive to make both these issues a thing of the past by working together, educating each other, and staying uplifted to persevere in the face of these challenges.