Cool things Metro Parent editors love and you gotta have
Oct 3, 2012
The Best Gear for a Breast Cancer Cure
Whether you're running around town or playing catch with your dog, show off some pink this October to raise awareness for breast cancer research
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so be prepared to see lots and lots of pink. T-shirts, buttons, banners, even pizza boxes will be brazen pink to remind us about the importance of breast health and to raise money for research funds to find a cure. Sport some of these cool products and show your support!
If you can't make it to the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, you can at least train in these special edition New Balance 770s. Five percent of proceeds go towards funding for research, and New Balance is a company trusted by runners – so you know you'll be getting a top-quality shoe that will last. Get a pair at newbalance.com for $89.99.
This shampoo and bath/shower gel has milky notes and a touch of tangerine so you can smell and feel great about the money that went towards the Women's Cancer Research Fund with your purchase. Buy a bottle at philosophy.com for $20.
Advertised as a dog toy, this pink ball can be used to play a game of catch with your best pal – or for playing a game of tennis with a friend. Either way, proceeds of course go to research. Buy one at Muttropolis for $2.49.
The most trusted name in locks has its own line of breast cancer awareness products! Perfect for showing your support when you park your bike at work, school or around town. Proceeds of sales go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Buy one on Amazon for $14.84.
Check out these sunglasses that look hip and do some good. These shades from KBL Eyewear are vintage cool and come in a variety of colors of frames and lenses. Pricey, but think of it as a donation – as 100 percent of your purchase goes towards research. Glasses are $150 and can be purchased at KBLeyewear.com.
Sometimes, it's the little things that do the most. Every time you use these paper clips at the office or at home, you'll be reminded of the fight for a cure. Proceeds go to help cancer research. Buy two 80-count packs for $7.25 at soap.com.
This cool design turns the famous leaping puma into a pink ribbon. Feel great working out or lounging in this high-quality shirt, with 100 percent of proceeds from Puma's Project Pink going to charity. Get yours at the PUMA online store for $24.
Your baby will love this soft doll – and your purchase goes towards the cause. Filled with natural corn fiber and made with organic velour fabric, it's an all-natural toy perfect for cuddling. Buy one at Baby Earth for $13.99.