Many of you know that I lost my mom to breast cancer 7 years ago and the month of October is one of my favorites because of all the pink things out and how many people show support and raise awareness for Breast Cancer. Not long ago someone commented on last year’s pink post about how it was “Pink Washing”, which some people consider to be a waste of a company’s money and how it doesn’t actually do anything to raise awareness. I have never had breast cancer first hand so I don’t know how I would feel towards it, but I did find this to be interesting and I definitely see both sides of the argument.
For me personally, I like wearing pink because it reminds me of my mom and how hard she fought to live for 4 years with the disease. When she was diagnosed, she was still the rock to our family. Through her battle she taught me to be strong and always to be true to myself. She fought hard to do all that she could while she was sick. I have such great memories of our family and friends doing the Breast Cancer Walks at the end of September and all of us wearing Pink. I also remember the time when my cousin and I did the Avon 3 day walk with my mom supporting us and how proud she was of us.
So in that spirit and with that in mind, I share with you a few of the things I’ve found that donate some, if not all, of the proceeds of the given product to a charity in the hopes to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer and to one day find a cure. Make sure to check with each product to see what part of the proceeds go to charity.
Here’s the 2014 round up of sports products that give back! I included a fun yoga mat and also some t-shirts that could be great for running or going to the gym. Also – the Give to Love, Love to Give tee is a part of the Forever 21 Give Back Campaign as well, they have a lot more products online!
Enjoy and remember, until there is a cure, this terrible disease will still affect so many women in the world whom are loved. Breast Cancer Awareness is about saving a woman, not a body part.