According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. one out of every eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women. While men rarely get breast cancer, they can. Out of 2,150 men diagnosed each year, about 410 of them will die from breast cancer. This doesn’t begin to talk about how many friends and family members are affected by the effects of cancer.
With a line of volleyball attire designed to show off your pink pride for breast cancer research and awareness, you can find the perfect outfit for when you’re on the court. There are light pink and dark pink volleyball shorts. Pair them with a pair of crew socks that are white with pink stripes or go all the way with neon pink knee socks. You’ll find a large selection of socks that provide you with a unique look for practice or a game. There’s a matching t-shirt that’s tie-dyed pink, with a darker pink ribbon on the front. You can also find hot pink pre-wrap and sequined head band that will complete your ensemble.
Don’t forget great accessories, like volleyballs that have the pink pride awareness ribbons printed on them. Your fans would love a pink pride blanket to hold in the stands. Store your gear in a beautiful pink mesh sling bag. Get pink bracelets for the team to wear during practice or in a game. Your coach would love a pink lanyard with a matching whistle. You can also find stickers and magnets, and pink temporary tattoo.
How Did Pink Come to Represent Breast Cancer Awareness?
Back in the early 1970s, there was a song that came out, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” that was an acknowledgement that a loved one who had been away, maybe in military or in jail, would be welcomed back home. In 1979, a wife of an Iran hostage, was inspired to use it as a signal of her desire to see her husband again. A few years later, AIDS activists used the red ribbon to highlight awareness of the men dying from AIDS.
In the 1990s, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation handed out pink visors to survivors who ran in their annual “Race for the Cure.” This, combined with the activism done earlier with AIDS led to pink ribbons being associated with breast cancer. Today, pink symbolizes the fight against breast cancer. Wear pink on the court with pride.