This post was supposed to be published a while ago, but let’s face it life has been a little busy these last couple weeks, so hey better late than never.
Even though Breast Cancer Awareness Month is half way over, it’s never too late to load up on Breast Cancer Awareness gear and help contribute to the cause. Almost every woman I know, has had someone in their life be diagnosed with breast cancer. A cousin of mine lost her battle with breast cancer at the age of 23 just when her life was beginning. This month is dedicated to you Terry, and all the people who breast cancer has affected.
In recent statistics performed by breastcancer.org, one in eight women, about 12%, will develop breast cancer and for women in the U.S. breast cancer death rates are higher than those of any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
However, one very positive and power statistic stated that there were more than 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the US in 2011. Let’s keep this statistic growing.
Below are my favorite picks of Pink Gear that help support the cause.
1. Party In Pink Zumba Racerback
30% of sales from Party in Pink™ Zumba® merchandise sold are donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
2. Inspiring Book: Promise Me
A story that launched the global movement to end breast cancer, I cannot wait to get my hands on this book
3. 2012 Pink of Hearts OPI Nail polish
Let’s rock pink nails all month long! OPI donated $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure from the 2012 Pink of Hearts program.
4. ASICS Running Shoe: GT-1000
For every pair of the GT-1000™ PR shoes sold from October 1 to October 31, 2012, ASICS will donate $2.00 to the fund, with a maximum donation of $100,000.00 to Christina Applegate’s Right Action For Women which helps provide assistance to women who are at increased risk for breast cancer.
5. Young Survival Coalition Tee
100% of proceeds go to the nonprofit organization YSC which supports and educates women with breast cancer
6. Pura Vida Bracelets Breast Cancer Pack
With every “Breast Cancer Awareness” Pack purchased, Pura Vida Bracelets will donate $10 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.
7. Boxing for Breasts Bootcamp in Cypress, CA
This Saturday at 8 AM LA Boxing Cypress is hosting a bootcamp to help raise money for National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. The bootcamp will consist of calisthenic exercises, resistance training circuits, plyometrics, and high intensity cardio MMA exercises. Hopefully I don’t faint. Click ‘Do it’ for more information.
Create your Own Fundraiser or Charity Event.
Check out National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. where you can find fundraising events in your area or where you can start your own fundraiser.
Let’s do our part to help the cause and help prevent breast cancer. So ladies, take Ice Cube’s advice and check yourself before you wreck yourself. Ha!
Keep your head held high.