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Pink Adventure Gear – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By on October 11, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness

I’m definitely not a pink person; I’m more of a black-for-everything kind of girl.  But today I am aligning with my coworkers and digging out the single pink shirt that I have in my closet to wear to the office.  Here are a few basic facts about breast cancer:

  • Males get breast cancer as well
  • Family history is the biggest indicator of risk
  • ONE in EIGHT women will be diagnosed with breast cancer
  • There are over 3 million survivors of breast cancer
  • Smoking and high-fat diets increase your risk

I’ve worked in cancer research for the majority of my career and have heard many stories of successes and failures for cancer treatments and diagnoses.  Drastic improvements have been made in the last few decades but there is still a long way to go.  Please keep in mind that although this is highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are many other cancers out there, including many with lower survival rates.  It’s important to understand that cancer still kills many people or alters their quality of life.

 

Make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation

 

 

Adventure Gear

Since this is an outdoors adventure blog, first and foremost, I wanted to tie in Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  So, I’ve found some PINK gear that you might want to consider adding to your gear collection.  Or, maybe you already prefer having more feminine gear and in that case, I hope this inspires you.

  • Jacket – Great for some late fall hiking.  This jacket is unlined and weatherproof (aka waterproof and windproof).  This jacket has great reviews (and also comes in many other colors)!

 

  • Paracord bracelet – I don’t have one of these yet but it’s a super smart idea for outdoor adventurers.  This incredibly budget-friendly bracelet has an embedded compass, fire starter, and emergency knife and whistle.

  • Trekking Poles – Gotta have some for the more adventurous hikes anyway!  If you don’t already have some, trekking poles help get through more difficult terrain and changes in elevation.  It helps take a lot of the strain off of your legs so you won’t tire out as quick.  Also, they double as poles for super lightweight backpacking chairs!

breast cancer awareness

  • Swell Bottle – These aren’t super lightweight if you’re looking for backpacking gear (stick with a Nalgene).  However, for camping and day hiking these are amazing.  They are insulating so they’ll help keep your water cold and refreshing on a a hot summer day (or apparently fall in New York as well).

 

 

Pink Ribbon Gear

Not necessarily looking for adventure gear but want to support the cause?  Wear a pink ribbon on something!


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RACHEL M
New York, NY

I am Rachel, an early 30's Midwestern girl residing in NYC with my husband and dog. I have learned to appreciate the city but am also a huge adventure girl. Follow along with my outdoor adventures as well as my city adventures and fitness journey. I'm an advocate of empowering other petite women not to be limited by our size!

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