We are huge supporters of breast cancer awareness. I’ve been doing the Making Strides walk for years now, and Pete has joined me the last two years. We’ve been walking in memory of his mother.
So for us, breast cancer awareness and supporting causes and companies that support this, that support women and men who are battling this disease, that support others who want to donate, gosh, that is where our heart lies.
Of course, the obvious supporters are the Susan G. Komen foundation and the American Cancer Society.
Not so obvious is Ford. Yes, the car maker.
This was news to me too (until this review).
If you head over to FordCares.com, you will see a bunch of men’s, women’s, and children’s items, plus accessories, for sale. When you do make a purchase, 100% of the proceeds go to support one of four cancer charities. The website says: Because those with breast cancer have different needs. Ford Warriors in Pink supports a number of breast cancer charities.
The proceeds go to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, The Pink Fund, and The Young Survival Coalition. Since 2006, over $4.2 million has been donated to these causes.
When I was on the site, I was checking out the apparel items. The models weren’t supermodels, but they were super models. See, each of the nine models (seven women and two men) are all breast cancer survivors.
Oh bless their hearts.
We were lucky enough to get a couple pieces for review. I selected a pair of yoga pants, which say Warriors in Pink on the bottom, and a hoodie, which has a huge Warriors in Pink logo on the back of it.
I figured that this could be my new outfit for when we do the annual cancer walks. Since we don’t have another walk until October, I decided to wear these to the gym. I absolutely loved the pants. They are a size small (that is the smallest size) and they fit me pretty snug. I wasn’t uncomfortable in them, but they were form fitting.
The hoodie is so amazingly soft. It has a dual zipper (which, if I’m being honest, is a big pain. Mine got stuck and wouldn’t unzip one day. I learned that I have to be standing — and very patient — in order to work the zipper properly).
The hoodie is form fitting too, so keep that in mind when you are ordering. There isn’t a size chart, so just be very aware of the tight fit when you’re ordering. You may want to order a size up from usual if you are self-conscious.
I wore them to the gym last night and very coincidentally had on a t-shirt from a breast cancer walk that we did in March. That was totally unplanned but I had to take a picture of myself — and yes, it took a little crazy maneuvering of a full-length mirror to do that. I originally asked Pete to take a photo for me, but he ended up falling asleep before I was back from the gym.
Speaking of Pete, he selected the 2010 Warrior Argyle tie. I thought he would have picked one of the calmer ties, but then I realized that is what I would have picked and Pete doesn’t ever go for the calm.
When the tie arrived, so did a key, in the form of a bookmark. On the key was the dozen icons used in the items sold on the site and the meaning behind them. There’s the chevron, which signifies protection; the tree of love, which represents those who grow and stand tall together through adversity; the angel wings honoring those who have passed; the spiral, which represents life; and more.
These symbols are in Pete’s argyle tie. It’s awesome. It’s a such a conversation piece, and such a way to honor those who have lost their battle with breast cancer.
The site also sells scarves, bags, and a way to design your own shirt. You can add your own text and symbols, creating a personalized shirt with meaning, unique to you.
I absolutely love that.
Check out FordCares.com and let me know what items are your favorites (if you can choose, that is).
Drugstore Divas was given these products for review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.