Apparel, grooming products, sports equipment, workout tools, and more items that support breast cancer research and awareness.
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Breast cancer is about 100 times less common in men than it is women, according to the American Cancer Society. Your risk of getting breast cancer is estimated to be one in 1,000, while hers is one in eight. About 2,350 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in men in 2015, and for women? A whopping 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 60,290 cases of non-invasive cases of breast cancer are expected.
So, give a little love and show your support for the organizations and brands around the world teaming up to put an end to breast cancer by purchasing one or more of the items in this slideshow. From apparel to grooming products, sports equipment to workout tools you can really feel good about giving (and getting!) back.
And while you're at it, you can also bang out some pushups and pullups to support the cause. Find out more about how to get involved in The Pullup/Pushup Challenges for #BCAStrength here.
The Pink pony Silk Repp Tie is constructed with pure silk twill tipping and fitted interlining so you can create a perfect, even knot every time. The narrow style is cut just so to ensure it never twists or turns, and Ralph Lauren’s signature pony design is embroidered all over.
The Pink Pony Campaign is Ralph Lauren Corporation’s global initiative to fight cancer, support screening programs for early diagnosis, treatment, research, and patient navigation—especially for medically underserved communities. At least 25 percent of the purchase price of all Pink Pony apparel and accessories goes toward an international network of charities.
This anti-aging treatment from LAB SERIES helps fight the look of wrinkles and fatigue with the energizing power of ginseng. This will give you the extra boost you need whether you’re trying to fight aging or just had a really rough night.
Twenty percent of this purchase will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) from September 1, 2015—December 31, 2015. The foundation is dedicated to advancing the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer in our lifetime.
Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion $38, clinique.com
You can’t go wrong with all-day hydration and skin-strengthening ingredients in a face moisturizer. Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion claims to actually strengthen your skin’s barrier by 54 percent, helping to lock in moisture for all-day hydration.
Clinique will donate $10 from every purchase of their limited-edition lotion to support The Estée Lauder Companies’ BCA Campaign.
Dare to wear pink and tear up the track in these limited edition GT-1000 4 Pink Ribbon sneakers. This version of the shoe is built with engineered mesh and minimal (yet supportive) overlay reinforcements. You’ll feel the difference with its other updates, too. The SpEVA® Midsole is springy yet cushioned enough to support your runs and provide a smooth ride, while its DuoMax® Support System and Guidance Trusstic™ System provide support for mild to moderate overpronators.
This limited edition GT-1000 4 Pink Ribbon shoe was designed to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. Ten dollars from every sale will go toward the About Right Action for Women charity established by Christina Applegate. ASICS will contribute a minimum of $100,000 to $150,000.
Vardama is a breakthrough men’s fashion brand that brings crafted spill-repellant menswear to the table. These dress shirts are crafted with 100 percent cotton, silk, and merino wool that’s been incorporated with Equa-Tek™, their proprietary spill, stain and sweat repellent technology. You won’t have to worry about the surface-coating washing away; Vardama weaves the liquid-repelling technology into the natural fibers of the shirt.
For the month of October, Vardama will be launching a month-long campaign, #VardamaLovesPink, showcasing the Vardama fashion collection and their partnership with the V Foundation. Also, 50 percent of the proceeds from each dress shirt will be donated to the same Foundation. You can choose from:
SPY has released a limited edition version of their Marshall ski and snowboard goggles. They're equipped with two interchangeable Happy Lenses, have a Scoop® ventilation system, anti-fog and anti-scratch dual-lens protection, Triple-Layer Iostron™ face foam and moisture-wiking Dri-Force™ fleece for added comfort and durability. You have 100 percent protection from UV and these are compatible with nearly every brand of helmet on the market.
To support Keep A Breast, a portion of all sales from the SPY + KAB Limited Edition sunglasses, snow and MX goggles will go toward Keep A Breast’s awareness program's mission on eliminating breast cancer through early detection, support, and prevention.
Sage really has mastered the art and science of fly fishing with its next-generation GRACE rod. Crafted from Graphite IIIe technology, this updated rod is fully equipped with two outfits, a 5 and 8 weight with a pink RIO Gold line and Sage 3200 series reel. It offers fast action, a soft feel, and a responsive, comfortable casting experience—all in an iridescent pink package. Pink really is powerful.
For ever sale of the GRACE rod, Sage will donate $50 to Casting for Recovery, a non-profit organization devoted to giving women the tools to overcome breast cancer.
If you’re looking for a new hobby, a new board, or have a friend who’s a skateboard fanatic, check out The Active Lock Up Pink Deck. The board features a Boarding For Breast Cancer exclusive colorway and a 7 ply construction with a medium concave, which makes it easier to ride (especially good for beginners.)
Active is partnered with Boarding for Breast Cancer, a non-profit foundation that advocates early detection and a healthy, active lifestyle as the most efficient means for warding off breast cancer prevention. Active Ride Shop will donate $2 from every B4BC x Active product sold.
Take action and work up a sweat to support breast cancer with the limited edition TRX PRO Pink Suspension Training Kit. It features TRX’s strongest, most durable Suspension Trainer (it’s built for commercial use), a trainer-specific instructional video, workout cards, six mix-and-match workout sessions, and two bonus workouts.
TRX will donate 10 percent of every purchase to Bright Pink®, a national non-profit organization devoted to empowering young women to be proactive with their health, and aiming to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer.
These four-way stretch compression tights are engineered to withstand even the most grueling workouts. Coverseam stitching supports dynamic body movements and FRESHFIT® Fabric ensure durability. These can be worn as a base layer to reduce workout fatigue and aid post-workout recovery, or you can wear the tights alone. The Combat Compression pattern comes in tights or shorts.
HPE will donate 20 percent of every purchase of the men’s Combat compression bottoms to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
MPG’s Fortitude Vest is just in time for fall. The sleeveless jacket is crafted with Fusion Remix Technology, combining French Terry and Rain Defense materials. Its lightweight fit makes it the perfect accessory for your active lifestyle, whether you’re training, running, or looking to layer in the cooler weather. Aside from being wind and water resistant, the vest is insulated to keep you warm—but not too warm. It’s outfitted with moisture wicking material to combat sweat and features a perforated detail at the back for extra ventilation.
Every October, the NFL goes pink to promote breast cancer awareness. To follow suit, Wilson has emblazoned their “Duke” game footballs with a pink NFL Shield ribbon. Make this your go-to whether you’re playing two-hand touch or tackle.
Wilson provides an annual donation of $250,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation each year, supporting its efforts to advance the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Over the last 17 years, Wilson has donated more than $3 million dollars.
2XU - Men’s Compression Sock For Recovery $28.95, 2XU.com
Designed for men and women, these technical compression socks feature zoned breathability panels to maximize airflow and comfort, and gradient zoned compression panels for increased blood flow and muscle containment for better performance and recovery times.
Five percent of any 2XU Breast Cancer Awareness item purchase will be donated to the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation.