5 Ways to Wear Pink to Support Breast Cancer

Can color really make a difference? Yes, yes it can!

Beyond the Barbie pink outfits everyone donned recently, the color pink is about to have another moment, from ribbons to jewelry to sneakers, NFL jerseys and even dog toys, encouraging awareness of breast cancer.

Can a color really make a difference? According to the World Health Organization, 90% of early-stage breast cancers are curable. So if even one person pauses when seeing the plethora of pink to consider the possibility of a self-exam or mentioning an abnormality to their physician, yes, a color can make a difference.  

We went on the hunt for some fun pink products to show your support and encourage awareness of breast cancer. 

Shinesty ‘Check Your Melons’ Bralette and Boyshorts

Get a little cheeky with your support with the “Check Your Melons” patterned bralette and boyshorts! These super-soft modal undergarments are three times softer than cotton, and truly drive the purpose of pink home. $20-$32.

Brumate Pour Over in Acai

A mug is a mug is a mug, unless it is also an innovative pour-over coffee brewing system. Bring your pink (and your morning caffeine fix) with you on the go without wasting time for your coffee to drip through your at-home machine. Coffee stays hot for up to six hours, and the soft pink shade is a perfect nod to the cause. $44.99.

Nonstop Liquid Matte Lipstick

When you talk, let people focus on your lips as well as your words! The Lip Bar’s Nonstop Liquid Matte Lipstick has more than 5,000 five-star reviews and lasts all day long. With multiple pink shades to pick from such as It Girl and Prom Queen, this Detroit-based brand will keep you in the spotlight. $14.

Zenni Optical Square Glasses in Pink

Go beyond boring black or brown frames and pick out a bold pink pair that stands out. This bright, bubblegum pink shade of glasses will be sure to elicit smiles from all you encounter throughout the day. Imagine the impact over Zoom! You can pick prescription lenses or turn them into sunglasses. $29.95.

Ewing Athletics Sport Lite X Breast Cancer Awareness Sneaker 

Walk into a room and make a statement with these high tops that need to be at the top of your list. Patrick Ewing was the first pro basketball player to have his own shoe company, and he has been producing kicks that have been loved worldwide since 1989. This particular style is the third model in a series that donates proceeds from every pair to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Preorder sale for $75.

Check the Girls Even Earlier

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommends that women with an average risk for breast cancer should have a mammogram every other year starting at age 40 rather than age 50. Many healthcare providers still encourage yearly mammograms. Ask your own provider about their thoughts on the updated age recommendations.

Breast cancer kills more than 43,000 women and 500 men annually in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. Women in the U.S. have a 13% chance of developing breast cancer, it says.

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