Have you decided to get moving and show your support for breast cancer research? Outfit yourself for the cause by donning some pink, the international color for breast cancer awareness, in your workout gear. Here’s a round-up of pink workout gear options, whether you’re looking to make your mark subtly, or from head to toe.
Rubber wrist bands are an inexpensive way to wear pink at a breast cancer fundraiser, and a great accessory to “mobilize” a team you’ve organized without having to worry about sizes and fit. If you’re planning to work up a major sweat, hot pink rubber wrist bands emblazoned with the slogan, “Fight like a girl” are available for less than $2 each at The Pink Ribbon Shop, as are knit wristbands in hot pink or white, emblazoned with the breast cancer ribbon. Keep your hair out of your eyes, and support Under Armour’s “Power in Pink” initiative with cute mini-hairbands. If you’re keeping track of your calories and heart rate during a breast cancer event, stay on top of your progress with New Balance’s HRT Fit Komen, which logs your time, calories and heart rate with a playful splash of pink. The company will also donate five percent of the retail price to Susan G. Komen 2012.
Thanks to major athletic manufacturer’s support of breast cancer awareness, it’s easy to find a high-quality running shoe emblazoned in pink. Ink your message to a loved one on New Balance’s 993 personalized pink running shoe, designed to deliver enough cushioning to support high-mileage runners, while allowing you to support the cause that is true to your heart. If you’re running or walking in hot temperatures, keep your feet breathing with the eye-catching Adidas Climacool Intense Pink leap shoes. If your budget is tight, you don’t have to splurge on new footwear to show your support on your feet. For a subtle message, check out Under Armour’s Power in Pink sock, or make a real statement with Pink Ribbon Awareness pink plaid knee-high socks.
For early-morning events, New Balance’s pink Stride Jacket is a cute, supportive and functional way to layer your workout gear. Once you get moving, shed a layer and show off New Balance’s Komen tank top, a striking, moisture-wicking tank with a built-in shelf bra. CafePress also offers a variety of adorable “Stronger than Cancer” tees with a range of style options, including tanks, v-necks, fitted, plus-sizes and maternity. Nike’s Twisted Tempo short in pink and black is a flattering and functional option, whether you’re running, biking or walking at the breast cancer fundraiser.
Women aren’t the only ones who can wear pink. Men can show their support for the cause in their workout gear with Nike’s Dedication Jock Tag tee.
According to “Colour of Sex” author Judy Scott-Kemmis, color can have a psychological impact on your moods, both consciously and subconsciously. The color pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing.