By Sarah Huntington
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when the NFL dons pink gloves, shoes, towels, and ribbons. There are so many of us with a family member or friend who has fought cancer, so wear your pink with pride.
Breast Cancer, aside from skin cancer, is the most common form of cancer among women in the United States: approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. In 1985, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was established, marking the start of what has now become one of the most successful health awareness campaigns in the US. Imagine the innovation it must have taken to turn the color pink into a national phenomenon, so much so that big, burly men wear it during contact sports.
During the month of October, many clothing companies and industries give back money to support awareness, education, and research. So, get pretty in pink — actually, get powerful in pink. Support your pink power, and not only during breast cancer awareness month — every time you head to the gym, know that you are making yourself stronger, more beautiful, and healthier. Think about how much more fight you have in you, and wear the power of pink to remind you of your own strength.
A pink outline signifies that purchase of the item supports Breast Cancer Awareness.
Every woman is a superhero — especially those who've battled breast cancer. [HOVER FOR INFO / CLICK TO BUY]
The most important thing is to never lose hope, whether fighting cancer, or gaining confidence in yourself. Why not be cozy while you do so?
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This hero tank says it all. Breast cancer fighters and survivors are our heroes. [HOVER FOR INFO / CLICK TO BUY]
Why not wear your heart on your sleeve? Pink makes us feel powerful and strong, no matter the activity. [HOVER FOR INFO / CLICK TO BUY]
The dancer’s body is beautiful — and after trying my first Barre class — it is hard work! [HOVER FOR INFO / CLICK TO BUY]
Fight the good fight for women everywhere. [HOVER FOR INFO / CLICK TO BUY]
A vagabond by nature, Sarah Huntington has traveled to Egypt, Argentina, Turkey, Austria, Vietnam, London, and France... to name a few. She loves to travel, hike, and explore the world. She played collegiate basketball and studied Literature, History and Education at Connecticut College, and is currently a high school English teacher and basketball coach. Sarah is also a runner (completed the NYC Marathon), and her newest workout obsession is kickboxing. Sarah currently lives in Wilton, CT with her pitbull Jada, and enjoys spending her "free" time writing, reading, practicing yoga, working on meditating, and investigating all things related to fitness, fashion, and literature.