Whether you walk for the cure, arm yourself with knowledge or donate your time or money to the cause, it’s time to do your part for breast cancer awareness. Why? About one in eight US women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, according to BreastCancer.org. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. From accessories to footwear to fitness gear, we’ve rounded up some stylish ways to show your support.
ASICS running gear
ASICS has teamed up with actor and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate’s Right Action for Women, a foundation formed to educate women about breast cancer risks, to create a special line of fitness products. A minimum of $75,000 up to $100,000 of the proceeds from the line will go to assist women fighting the disease. Pink products include men’s and women’s running shoes, sports bras, knee pads and headbands.
Keep your hands free as you walk or run with a fitness belt from iFitness. Better yet, choose one where the proceeds go to the 26.2 with Donna organization to help end breast cancer. The sleek neoprene double pouch is pink with black with black zip, and is perfect for stashing your energy gels, keys, money or phone while you move.
Pink ribbon watch
Wear your breast cancer support on your wrist and keep time as you run with the simple but stylish Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Watch. The oversize timepiece features gunmetal plating and a black silicone strap with pink or black bezel and pretty pink hands.
Pink ribbon tee
Look — and feel — good as you work out (or just hang out) in this comfy cotton T-shirt from Reebok sporting a “Walking since 03” logo in support of breast cancer. Choose from either pink or gray, and know your purchase is going towards a good cause. Reebok will donate more than $500,000 this year to help combat breast cancer.
Whether you’re heading to the track, treadmill or hitting the trails, you’ll love the comfort and flattering fit you get from these Puma shorts. The ribbon drawstring and retro-inspired piping boost the style factor, and you can feel good knowing they’re part of the Project Pink fight against breast cancer initiative, which donates 100 percent of profits from the sale of the collection to a charity that helps the cause.
Shower for the cure
Show your support as you soap up every morning or after your workout with Philosophy’s Shower For the Cure shower gel. The multitasking product (it’s a shower gel, shampoo and bubble bath all in one) is a great way to save time on a busy morning and ensure soft, smooth skin. Philosophy donates 100 percent of its net proceeds from the sale of this product toward breast cancer charities.
As the temperature drops you can stay warm as you run with a pair of Adidas Pink Ribbon Three-Quarter Tights featuring Climalite fabric that sweeps sweat away from your skin. Each pair boasts a pink ribbon logo to show your support, and 5 percent of sales goes to support breast cancer awareness and screening.
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