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Shawna Nadelman is a Gemini vegetarian who enjoys long walks on the beach and curling up on the couch to take in the latest episode of, well anything on Bravo. The staff at Trader Joe’s (the Encinitas location) know her by name. She can spout off almost any celebrity’s dating history, refer to Friends episodes in daily conversation and would give anything to marry a man like Coach Eric Taylor (of Friday Night Lights). She’s never met a ruffle, oversized flower or horizontal stripe that she didn't love and though her entire wardrobe hails from J.Crew and Anthropologie, she'll never buy an item at full price (momma loves a good sale!). Sure, some may argue she's the whitest gal they know, but (surprise!) she's fluent in Spanish and left a part of her heart in Madrid, Spain after a summer abroad in college. Her family is her everything and she certainly does not deserve her friends. Left to her own devices, she could probably finish off a jar of peanut/almond butter in one sitting.

Workout Gear To Support Fight Against Breast Cancer

I can pretty much find any excuse to justify shopping. “But it’s on sale!” “I have been looking for a good pair of boots for YEARS.” “I had a bad day and needed a pick-me-up.” “It’s Wednesday.”

But when I can actually justify my purchases with a legitimate cause, like, for instance, Breast Cancer research, I feel much better with myself. Lucky for me, it’s October and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so for the next few weeks, many purchases will double as charity. Charity for my wardrobe and charity for the organization dedicated to finding a cure for one of the most heart-breaking diseases in the world.

I don’t know about you, but I’m in workout gear almost as often as I am in dressier clothes. So this month, as I look to expand my workout wardrobe, I’ll be seeing PINK!

Breast Cancer Awareness Socks Pure Barre

Breast Cancer Awareness Socks | $10 | (Photo Credit: Purebarre.com)

For those barre enthusiasts, Pure Barre is selling these adorable pink grippy socks and donating 100% of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. So purchase a pair and get your lift, tuck, and burn-on!

New Balance Komen Bra Top

Komen Bra Top | $29.99 | (Photo Credit: New Balance)

For extra support while working out, incorporate this Komen Bra Top from New Balance into your workout gear repertoire. It comes in three colors and displays the iconic pink ribbon on the left side.

This sports bra is just one of a handful of products in New Balance’s Lace Up for the Cure® collection. The company will donate 5% of the suggested retail price of sales from the collection with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000 each year to Susan G. Komen. 

The North Face Women's Pink Ribbon Half Dome Hoodie

The North Face Women’s Pink Ribbon Half Dome Hoodie | $45 | (Photo Credit: Sports Authority)

For those chillier morning runs, pull on this hoodie from The North Face. Proceeds from the sale of this cozy knit will go to Boarding for Breast Cancer, an organization focusing on breast cancer education among young adults.

Asics GT 1000 PR

Asics GT 1000 PR | $100 | (Photo Credit: Running Warehouse)

Finally, fight Breast Cancer with your footwear and these hot pink kicks from Asics.

This limited edition brightly hued shoe is the product of a partnership between Asics and Christina Applegate‘s Right Action for Women, a charitable services fund of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) that provides assistance to women who are at increased risk for breast cancer. For every pair of the GT-1000 PR shoes sold from October 1 through October 31, 2012, Asics will donate $2 to the fund, with maximum donation of $100,000.

So this month as you look to expand your workout wardrobe, think PINK! Purchase one of the above or similar products and do your part to aid the fight to end Breast Cancer.

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