When it is time to purchases workout wear for yourself or as a Christmas gift for her, consider buying brands that give back to charities. Some brands make donations to charities for purchases during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Brands like Nike, Under Armour and New Balance have programs that donate funds to breast cancer research for purchases all year long or until a maximum donation has been reached. It’s a win-win purchase everyone can feel good about even after Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends.
Under Armour Athletic Clothing
Under Armour is one company that is committed to help fund breast cancer research. The company’s Power in Pink campaign includes Under Armour’s zip hoodies as well as tops, pants, shorts, socks, sweatbands and more. For every Power in Pink purchase, Under Armour donates $2 to breast cancer charities. Under Armour’s Partner Organizations and funding recipients include the American Breast Cancer Foundation, ASL Cancer Fund, Casting for Recovery, Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy, BreastCancer.org and The Red Devils.
Know a woman who loves to run and is committed to finding a cure for breast cancer? Under Armour tank tops may be the perfect birthday or Christmas present for her. Sizing guidelines with U.S. sizes, bust, waist and hip measurements are available online at the company’s website.
Nike’s Kay Yow Basketball Collection
Nike’s commitment to funding breast cancer research comes as a partnership with the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund. Yow was a former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach and a past president and founding member of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. She established the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund in 2007 and succumbed to breast cancer in 2009. The cancer fund receives $2 from each purchase from the collection.
Nike’s Kay Yow Collection includes basketball equipment like women’s basketball shoes. The Kay Yow Blue Chip Low Basketball Shoe ($70), Nike Kay Yow t-shirt ($20) and Kay Yow basketball ($25) feature the Kay Yow pink ribbon logo. Purchase a basketball for a teen girl for Christmas and encourage her love of basketball while feeling good about a purchase that gives back to charity.
New Balance Lace Up for the Cure
New Balance has perhaps the most extensive collection of women’s workout clothing products that benefit cancer research. The company’s Lace Up for the Cure® collection donates 15 percent of wholesale sales from the collection to Susan G. Komen for Cure®. Each year, Komen receives a minimum donation of $500,000 up to a maximum of $1 million from New Balance.
The Lace Up for the Cure collection includes running pants, capri pants, athletic shorts, polo shirts, tank tops, henleys, vests, fleece zip-up jackets and New Balance walking, training and running shoes. Not all of the items are hot pink, but they all feature Komen’s signature pink logo and they all contribute to finding a cure for breast cancer. New Balance’s website has a fit guide for shoes and apparel to make choosing Christmas and birthday gift purchases easier.
When it’s time to replace workout clothes, consider choosing brands that give back to charities. Under Armour, Nike and New Balance are three popular brands of women’s athletic clothing that make donations to fund breast cancer research all year long instead of just during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Buy workout clothes as Christmas and birthday clothing gifts for women from the Power in Pink, Kay Yow and Lace Up for the Cure collections to feel good about purchases that help fund cancer research.