Show Support in Your Purchase of Breast Cancer Gear
“Running for something other than yourself is the greatest gift of our sport”
So many of us have been affected by someone we love that has had or has breast cancer. As a woman, I can also say that it is a cancer that is foremost in my mind and I truly hope that I don’t have to hear of one more person I know, including myself, ever gets breast cancer. But I also know that, realistically this won’t be the case. Wearing breast cancer gear gives me a small piece satisfaction knowing that I am supporting the cause.
If there is a light of hope in this message, it’s that through the generosity of individuals through fundraising and donations, breast cancer research and education has advanced greatly over the years. This also is true of those that purchase breast cancer gear as a portion of the purchase will go towards research as well. Here are some simple facts (source: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2009):
- 1 in 9 Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime
- 1 in 28 Canadian women will die from breast cancer
This means that two thirds of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer will live through it. Since 1986, the breast cancer death rate has fallen by more than 30% and currently is the lowest it has been since 1950. This is not only cause for hope, but also cause not to give up hope.
Now, you may wonder why I am writing about this on a running website. I would like to draw awareness to the passion that runners have for causes such as this.Through events like the CIBC Run for the Cure, which is Canada’s largest single day, volunteer led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education, and awareness programs.
Runners who are supporters wear pink breast cancer gear during their run to show their support for the cause. At Roadrunner Sports, I found a variety of breast cancer gear by Brooks. They offer up a selection of gear such as breast cancer running shirts, running skorts, a very cute running hat, sports jacket and running capris. When you purchase these items, a portion of the sales will go towards breast cancer research. Also, Zappos have a variety of breast cancer clothing, shoes and accessories available.
If you are looking for breast cancer gear to show your support visit either Roadrunner Sports and/or Zappos today and type in breast cancer in the search box which will return all items available for purchase. I have personally shopped and ordered from both these reputable online stores and recommend either one. Read more on my recommended online running stores.