Each October we find NFL players decked out in pink shoes and pink gloves and I for one LOVE IT. It definitely makes me think about what I’m wearing to upcoming races or if a purchase I make can benefit a great cause. After reading this month’s issues of SELF magazine it was a great reminder that some companies are guilty of “pink washing” and so we all need to make sure that we aren’t supporting companies who without the ribbon we wouldn’t buy because we know it isn’t good for our long term health.
I feel like the commercial I just saw for 5 hour energy is an example of this...it kind of bothered me to listen to their song about saving mom's by using their product. Have you seen any of this?
Just another reason I am happy to work with Oakley. I know how they treat employees, I know their commitment to quality, and their commitment to helping others. Oakley works specifically with YSC (Young Survivors Coalition) and everyone company wide tirelessly supports it through employee participation in events, clothing, donations and more!
I am getting soooo excited for the Runner’s World Half Marathon and Festival, but now I’m doubly excited as I get to sport some Oakley gear which supports YSC. This year they have branded sunglasses, capris', shorts, tanks and sports bras.
You might have seen the Overtime sunglasses in my Fitbloggin posts, but these are a special pair branded for YSC and with $20 going to the foundation. I know one lady already when out an bough hers! And no Oakley doesn’t sell pink hair, but I think I’m going to head over to Claire’s and grab a few clip ins…I’m not big on racing in costume because for me that is a recipe for disaster (I love seeing others in costume though!), but I can sport this great gear with some extra hair bling right??
Plus every girl needs great shoes right…I’ve been eyeing these Asic GT-1000s (they’ll donate up to $100,000 to Right Action for Women) or maybe some post race slip on sandals from New Balance (5% goes to Susan G Komen)!
It’s not too late to join us for Runner’s World and sport your own pink outfit!! I’ll be taking tons of pictures to post here and on www.OakleyPBC.com. It would be amazing to have a huge group of us all supporting the cause while doing what we love! If you haven’t registered discount code BLOGGER31 will save you 10%.
Do you buy workout gear branded for breast cancer awareness or other causes like teal for Ovarian Cancer? What great things have you found this year? I love that this has helped bring so much awareness to the cause I hope that it will continue to spread with other causes.
I am grateful for purchases that serve double duty…I love it and it helps out a great cause. Definitely helps prevent buyers remorse.