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!
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!
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.
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.
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.