Skiing Pink: Which Skis, Boards and Apparel help with Breast Cancer Awareness
By. Steve Hartman
The world is turning pink because it is October. Soon, NFL players will wear pink gloves and stores will roll out pink shirts and breast cancer ribbons in order to shine a light on breast cancer awareness. If you’re into winter sports, you’ll find plenty of products that will donate a portion of its sales to help the cause. Best of all, these products are available year-round and will still have a portion of the sale go to breast cancer research and awareness whether or not it’s October.
The biggest one would be K2.With the K2 Alliance Program they have a diverse group of women providing input on skis from the way they are engineered to the graphics gleaming on the top. Boasting one of the finest collections of skis, the K2 Alliance proudly partners with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and each ski or snowboard sold that has a pink ribbon has money going to the cause. How much money? Minimum $50,000 per year! Since this program has started, K2 can say that they’ve donated over $1,000,000 to breast cancer research.
It’s not just K2 Skis either. K2 Snowboards and K2 Skates have this program as well so whatever your sport is; you can buy high-quality gear and know that a portion of the sale is going to breast cancer research.
Of course K2 isn’t the only ones in the game. Gnu also has some wild boards for the lady riders that also donates a portion of the sales to breast cancer research. Definitely blazing new trails and happy to be weird, women's Gnu gear is worth checking out.
The North Face offers a soft and silken fleece called the North Face Pink Ribbon Osito Jacket that is not only very comfy but also has a portion of the sale going to an organization called Boarding for Breast Cancer which is a non-profit, youth focused education, awareness and fundraising foundation.
Check out all the specs as well as a video of our apparel buyer discussing the jacket with the North Face rep here
The North Face also has a vest called the PR Aconcagua Vest which provides plenty of comfort and warmth as well as donating a portion of the sale to Boarding for Breast Cancer.
And finally, The North Face PR RDT Jacket which offers lots of coziness and is perfect for running errands or heading out to do some outdoor activities in that cool October weather. It’s also quick-drying if you’re working up a sweat or find yourself in a little rainstorm.
When shopping for your next pair of skis, snowboard or your next piece of apparel, make sure to stop at some of the links listed above. You’ll not only find something you’ll love but you’ll also be supporting a few great causes.