For Mother's Day yesterday I had the chance to go to an MLB game. While the game was hot and the home team didn't win (boo!), it was great to see so many women out and enjoying watching baseball. Mothers were definitely celebrated, with videos from the players thanking moms on the big screen and a special giveaway to the women, too. In addition, before the game started, each player was teamed with a breast cancer survivor to stand with during the National Anthem, which was sung by another breast cancer survivor.
Then, during the game, many of the ball players laced up pink shoes and picked up pink bats to hit with. It was so heart-warming. (Not to mention cool to see big guys wear pink.)
To keep the Mother's Day love abound and to bring additional awareness to breast cancer, we did some online shopping to find the cutest fitness apparel that supports breast cancer research or awareness. Check out our top three picks, and then get out there and be active! Rember, regular workouts reduce your risk of cancer of all kinds!
3 Fitness Products That Benefit Breast Cancer Research
1. Ahnu Performance Footwear. We're in love with this eco-friendly company that designs shoes for every activity, be it hiking, jogging, walking or just running errands. Super comfortable and with a neutral positioning system that supports biomechanics, $5 of every pair you buy by May 31 goes to support the Breast Cancer Fund, which identifies and advocates for the removal of environmental and other preventable causes of Breast Cancer.
2. Hope Tennis Backpack. This isn't just any backpack. The Hope Tennis Backpack is PVC-free and soft to the touch, with a main compartment to hold clothing and equipment, a front zippered pocket to hold as many as two tennis rackets and a front pocket for your keys and wallet. Made by Wilson, 1 percent of the proceeds goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, in addition to the company's annual donation of at least $100,000.
3. New Balance 993. Get to running for a cure for breast cancer with this customizable New Balance shoe. This limited edition, customizable Lace Up for the Cure® shoe boosts superior cushion, and New Balance will contribute 5 percent of the suggested retail price to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.