Officially founded in 1985 to raise awareness of breast cancer through early detection, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, where women are encouraged to get regular mammograms. All throughout October, products sport the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon. Pink ribbons have been a symbol of the cause since the early 90s. Pink ribbons are so common now, it is difficult to decipher if companies place a pink ribbon on products for fashion or for true support. Pink Ribbon International.org encourages us to “Think Pink” during October; consider your pink ribbon purchases carefully. Each pink ribbon product you buy, the manufacturers should be honest and open about how much money from the sale of each of those products is donated to funding research and support for breast cancer.
Cancer does not care if we are rich or poor, have insurance or not, or who we vote for, or if we are archers, gun owners, sisters, mothers, wives, or singles. Cancer affects us all. Here are a few facts:
- 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime
- Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in women
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women
- Over 40,000 women die each year from breast cancer
A portion of every sale of these following outdoor products goes toward supporting breast cancer awareness, funding and research:
Bersa Thunder .380 Breast Cancer Awareness Kit
Five dollars from every sale goes to either the Susan B. Komen for the Cure or Making Strides. Now through October 31, 2014 Bersa is offering a $20 rebate on the purchase of a Bersa Thunder .380 pistol breast cancer awareness kit. Here is what you get:
- Bersa Thunder 380 .380 ACP pistol with pink
- One 7-round magazine
- Pink case
SIG Sauer P290RS with pink ribbon grips
- Caliber: .380 ACP
- Barrel: 2.9 inches
- Capacity: 6 rounds
Federal 12 Gauge Top Gun load with pink hull
Federal has risen over $100,000 for breast cancer research, with the most recent donation going to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Looper Brand Flashbang Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Bra Holsters
$1 for every sale of a Looper Brand women’s holster to Oklahoma Project Women.
Streamlight Lights for a Cause Series of Flashlights
- Nano—$1 for every sale goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
- Strion—$5 for every sale goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
- ProTac HL—$3 for every sale goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Ka-Bar Dozier and Mini Dozier Folding Knives
Ten percent of all proceeds goes to the Roswell Park Center Cancer Institute.
Benchmade Knife Company Mini Griptilian
Ten percent of profits on the sale are donated to the Oregon Health and Science University’s Breast Education Program.
Spyderco Pink-Handled Knives
A percentage of proceeds are donated to the Guardians of the Ribbon.
Resqme emergency vehicle tool — a percentage of sales goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).
Champion pink electronic earmuffs, passive earmuffs, shooting glasses, eyes and ears combo, and shell pouches.
Under Armour Performance PIP Achieve Beanie—UA Power In Pink® is donating $10 million to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to benefit breast health, innovation, and education.
Click here to read The Shooter’s Log’s previous years breast cancer awareness posts.