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How to Get in the Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Susan Komen for the cure, American Cancer Society, tennnis racquets, pink, breast cancer awareness

There are many ways to show support for your sisters during the month of October on and off the tennis court. Noodle on these ideas and get your pink on!

Off Court Support

The American Cancer Society is hosting fundraising walks all across America, celebrating 20 years of ‘Making Strides’. Donations, volunteer efforts, and 8 million Making Strides walkers, have raised 460 million dollars over the past two decades.

The Susan G. Komen ‘Race for the Cure’  5K run and fitness walk began in 1983 with one race of 800 participants to 140 races of 1.6 million participants on four continents. That’s a lot of pink!

If running or walking is not doable for you, there are other ways to participate in one of these events without running or walking. As you can imagine, events on this scale take many volunteers to coordinate and could use your help behind the scenes.

Playing Doubles

All of us have been touched in one way or another by cancer; either personally, or through a family member or a friend, and although participating in a walk or run or making a donation may not be possible to everyone, there are more personal ways to help.

Someone may need a ride to and from chemo or radiation treatments or doctor’s appointments. A single mom may need help getting her kids to school, someone to run errands, help with laundry, or with getting dinner on the table. Someone may just need to know they are not alone; fill a basket with ginger tea, pretty tea cups, and an inspiring book and have your own story time. Most all of us, also, have a cancer center nearby who may need volunteers as well.

On the Court Couture

If playing pretty in pink sparks your interest, there is no better time like the present to sport your girly tennis duds ‘n gear to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Pair your stylish tennis outfit with these pink-a-licious accessories for a grand slam fashion win every time!

New Balance has not only created the official Race for the Cure tennis shoe, the 860v2,  they have taken their partnership with Susan G. Komen Race for the Cureone step further by appointing NYC-based designer, Jacqueline Quinn, to create a dress utilizing materials from the 860v2.

Go behind the scenes with Jacqueline as she begins to create this one-of-a-kind amazing dress.

The Wilson Hope tennis bag collection includes three styles of bags – the triple bag, tote, and backpack. Sporty and stylish in awareness pink, each bag features various compartments and pockets that will easily carry all your tennis gear and then some.

Fight Cancer like a Girl with Tennis Gear that is in the Pink

What better way to complete your pretty in pink ensemble than with tennis gear exhibiting their true supporting colors.

GAMMA Bag-O-Balls, eighteen baby pink and pressure-less, practice balls, come in a great mesh, drawstring bag.

The pink and black E-Sense Lite Babolat  tennis racquet, suited for recreational and beginner players, has a small racquet head for control and lightness for maneuverability.

Throw your sister support into high gear by lending a helping hand, or by wearing your team color for the cause; either way, or both, join the fight against breast cancer!

Published October 2012

Client: Do It Tennis

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