The Power of Pink

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]

UNDER ARMOUR POWER IN PINK "HERO" LONG SLEEVE Semi fitted, this is a great warm up or cool down shirt.

UNDER ARMOUR POWER IN PINK "HERO" LONG SLEEVE

Semi fitted, this is a great warm up or cool down shirt.

UNDER ARMOUR ALTER EGO SUPERGIRL BRA You can be anything, do anything. Kick fear in the face, and channel that super girl inside.

UNDER ARMOUR ALTER EGO SUPERGIRL BRA

You can be anything, do anything. Kick fear in the face, and channel that super girl inside.

BROOKS WOMEN’S ADRENALINE GTS 14 RUNNING SHOE Named Editor’s Choice in Runner’s World magazine at the end of 2013.

BROOKS WOMEN’S ADRENALINE GTS 14 RUNNING SHOE

Named Editor’s Choice in Runner’s World magazine at the end of 2013.

UNDER ARMOUR FLY-BY COMPRESSION CAPRI Specifically-made for long distance running with compression fit, but the mesh leg panels help keep you cool, so you could certainly use these for hot yoga. 

UNDER ARMOUR FLY-BY COMPRESSION CAPRI

Specifically-made for long distance running with compression fit, but the mesh leg panels help keep you cool, so you could certainly use these for hot yoga. 

ATHLETA CRUNCH TANK I love the thinness of this fabric so your supergirl bra will shine through. It is see-through and super lightweight – as if you aren’t even wearing a top – think of it as one of those old worn in tee-shirts. I like how it is fitted but not tight, so it doesn’t cling.

ATHLETA CRUNCH TANK

I love the thinness of this fabric so your supergirl bra will shine through. It is see-through and super lightweight – as if you aren’t even wearing a top – think of it as one of those old worn in tee-shirts. I like how it is fitted but not tight, so it doesn’t cling.


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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ADIDAS “WILL TO FIGHT” TEE This tee has a poly cotton blend to make it that much more comfortable, and the feminine but functional neckline is great. A portion of the sales goes to support breast cancer awareness.

ADIDAS “WILL TO FIGHT” TEE

This tee has a poly cotton blend to make it that much more comfortable, and the feminine but functional neckline is great. A portion of the sales goes to support breast cancer awareness.

REEBOK SKYSCAPE CHASE PINK RIBBON SHOES Super lightweight Reebok is the national sponsor of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer – and it is celebrating its ninth year as sponsor. Reebok will donate a minimum of $300,000 through the sale of the Pink Ribbon Line.

REEBOK SKYSCAPE CHASE PINK RIBBON SHOES

Super lightweight Reebok is the national sponsor of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer – and it is celebrating its ninth year as sponsor. Reebok will donate a minimum of $300,000 through the sale of the Pink Ribbon Line.

UNDER ARMOUR POWER IN PINK “HOPE” CREWNECK Hope celebrates the women who use sports, fitness, and an active lifestyle in their fight against breast cancer. UA Power in Pink is donating $10 million to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to benefit breast health, innovation, and education.

UNDER ARMOUR POWER IN PINK “HOPE” CREWNECK

Hope celebrates the women who use sports, fitness, and an active lifestyle in their fight against breast cancer. UA Power in Pink is donating $10 million to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to benefit breast health, innovation, and education.

NIKE PRINTED MODERN TEMPO SHORTS Keep these under your sweats — because you know you will want to go to the gym eventually.

NIKE PRINTED MODERN TEMPO SHORTS

Keep these under your sweats — because you know you will want to go to the gym eventually.

LULULEMON SATTVA PANT II The perfect baggy sweatpant for the feminine body. They are ideal to wear to and from the gym, or just lounging on a winter snow day with hot cocoa and Girls re-runs.

LULULEMON SATTVA PANT II

The perfect baggy sweatpant for the feminine body. They are ideal to wear to and from the gym, or just lounging on a winter snow day with hot cocoa and Girls re-runs.


This hero tank says it all. Breast cancer fighters and survivors are our heroes. [HOVER FOR INFO / CLICK TO BUY]

UNDER ARMOUR “ SHE’S A FIGHTER” ALPHA SPORTS BRA Message on a classic sports bra – great all around mid impact fitness.

UNDER ARMOUR “ SHE’S A FIGHTER” ALPHA SPORTS BRA

Message on a classic sports bra – great all around mid impact fitness.

UNDER ARMOUR PERFECT PRINTED ZIPPED LEGGINGS A matte, clean look that’s anti microbial — and anti stink.

UNDER ARMOUR PERFECT PRINTED ZIPPED LEGGINGS

A matte, clean look that’s anti microbial — and anti stink.

UNDER ARMOUR POWER IN PINK "HERO" TRI-BLEND TANK

UNDER ARMOUR POWER IN PINK "HERO" TRI-BLEND TANK

LUCY CARDIO SCULPT PULLOVER The technical fleece is warm and cozy – and we love the thick collar for after yoga, it feels like a big warm hug.

LUCY CARDIO SCULPT PULLOVER

The technical fleece is warm and cozy – and we love the thick collar for after yoga, it feels like a big warm hug.

UNDER ARMOUR WOMEN’S NEO MANTIS RUNNING SHOES Super breathable mesh, and a lightweight responsive ride.

UNDER ARMOUR WOMEN’S NEO MANTIS RUNNING SHOES

Super breathable mesh, and a lightweight responsive ride.

ATHLETA CROSS IT SHORTIE These shorts are a go-to. For high impact or hot yoga, these are your stay put choice.

ATHLETA CROSS IT SHORTIE

These shorts are a go-to. For high impact or hot yoga, these are your stay put choice.


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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]

RUNNING SKIRTS “RUN LOVE” LONG SLEEVE PERFORMANCE TOP I am a girl who wears her heart on her sleeve, so when I came across this long sleeve performance top – what better way to show who I am. And the heart is reflective, so it is great for when it gets dark earlier.

RUNNING SKIRTS “RUN LOVE” LONG SLEEVE PERFORMANCE TOP

I am a girl who wears her heart on her sleeve, so when I came across this long sleeve performance top – what better way to show who I am. And the heart is reflective, so it is great for when it gets dark earlier.

UNDER ARMOUR GREAT ESCAPE SHORTS II Shorts designed by women runners: short cut, and light breathable fabric — muffin-top free.

UNDER ARMOUR GREAT ESCAPE SHORTS II

Shorts designed by women runners: short cut, and light breathable fabric — muffin-top free.

ADIDAS SUPERNOVA MESH TANK “You run like a girl” means I am going to kick your @$$. And yes, fighting like a girl means not only the ability to beat cancer but to beat your biggest fears. We got this.

ADIDAS SUPERNOVA MESH TANK

“You run like a girl” means I am going to kick your @$$. And yes, fighting like a girl means not only the ability to beat cancer but to beat your biggest fears. We got this.

OISELLE LESLY KNICKER With compression and stretch that flatters and is breathable – 13 miles WHAT?! —looking hot while you run is just an added bonus. Feeling great while you run = Heaven.

OISELLE LESLY KNICKER

With compression and stretch that flatters and is breathable – 13 miles WHAT?! —looking hot while you run is just an added bonus. Feeling great while you run = Heaven.

ADIDAS ULTIMATE FLEECE CREW SWEATSHIRT There is no cold too cold – so take to the streets and run outside in this pink sweatshirt. Thumb-holes keep it in place, and the relaxed fit will be comfy over layers.

ADIDAS ULTIMATE FLEECE CREW SWEATSHIRT

There is no cold too cold – so take to the streets and run outside in this pink sweatshirt. Thumb-holes keep it in place, and the relaxed fit will be comfy over layers.

ADIDAS ADIZERO ADIOS BOOST 2.0 SHOES Whether it’s the first time you’ve logged a 5K, or you are tackling a 26.2, these are your shoes for lightweight serious running.

ADIDAS ADIZERO ADIOS BOOST 2.0 SHOES

Whether it’s the first time you’ve logged a 5K, or you are tackling a 26.2, these are your shoes for lightweight serious running.


The dancer’s body is beautiful — and after trying my first Barre class — it is hard work! [HOVER FOR INFO / CLICK TO BUY]

ATHLETA BELOVED SHINE BRALETTE Great for Barre class, yoga, and other studio workouts.

ATHLETA BELOVED SHINE BRALETTE

Great for Barre class, yoga, and other studio workouts.

ATHLETA CASHMERE DRISHTI SWEATER This gorgeous sweater makes going to and from the studio elegant. (Heck, I think a glass of champagne is in order after barre workout.) Love the slouchy look, and it is super soft. Also love that it's cashmere, and you can hand wash!

ATHLETA CASHMERE DRISHTI SWEATER

This gorgeous sweater makes going to and from the studio elegant. (Heck, I think a glass of champagne is in order after barre workout.) Love the slouchy look, and it is super soft. Also love that it's cashmere, and you can hand wash!

ATHLETA CRACKLE CHATURANGA TIGHT I love the edginess of these pants, giving the beautiful ballet pink a hard-core twist.

ATHLETA CRACKLE CHATURANGA TIGHT

I love the edginess of these pants, giving the beautiful ballet pink a hard-core twist.

HUSH PUPPIES PINK SUEDE BALLET FLAT Hush Puppies has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation in their fight to promote breast cancer awareness.

HUSH PUPPIES PINK SUEDE BALLET FLAT

Hush Puppies has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation in their fight to promote breast cancer awareness.


Fight the good fight for women everywhere. [HOVER FOR INFO / CLICK TO BUY]

NIKE UNITED WE FIGHT This is a Men’s Size, so it is a little more generous fit, perfect for after you get out of the gym. The T-Shirt supports the WBCA Cancer Fund.

NIKE UNITED WE FIGHT

This is a Men’s Size, so it is a little more generous fit, perfect for after you get out of the gym. The T-Shirt supports the WBCA Cancer Fund.

LOOK HUMAN “IT'S NOT THE SIZE OF THE GIRL…” TANK Either in racerback or t-shirt — show that though you may be little, you are fierce.

LOOK HUMAN “IT'S NOT THE SIZE OF THE GIRL…” TANK

Either in racerback or t-shirt — show that though you may be little, you are fierce.

KINGS OF COLE SLEEVELESS PULLOVER HOODED SWEATSHIRT Warm up for kickboxing, muay tai, or martial arts with this hooded sleeveless sweatshirt. Keep it on during your workout to really sweat it out.

KINGS OF COLE SLEEVELESS PULLOVER HOODED SWEATSHIRT

Warm up for kickboxing, muay tai, or martial arts with this hooded sleeveless sweatshirt. Keep it on during your workout to really sweat it out.

LOOK HUMAN “FIGHT LIKE A GIRL” TANK TOP  You are a knock out and you know it. So show your pink pride and let your t-shirt claim your stance – you can win anything you put your mind to.

LOOK HUMAN “FIGHT LIKE A GIRL” TANK TOP 

You are a knock out and you know it. So show your pink pride and let your t-shirt claim your stance – you can win anything you put your mind to.

EVERLAST WOMEN’S VOLLEY SHORT

EVERLAST WOMEN’S VOLLEY SHORT

EVERLAST PRO  STYLE ELITE TRAINING GLOVES With every purchase, Everlast will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

EVERLAST PRO  STYLE ELITE TRAINING GLOVES

With every purchase, Everlast will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


 

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.