I recently attended the Ford Family Picnic, held after BlogHer ’11 festivities in San Diego, CA. While there, I got to check out (and test drive) some of their 2011 line of vehicles (stay tuned for my experiences with those). They also had a booth set up there that caught my eye. It said “Warriors in Pink” and there was informational materials and clothing up on display. I’m a clothing addict, so went to the booth to check it out. That’s when I got the story of Warriors in Pink and their work with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The subject of Breast Cancer is very near and dear to my heart. I remember the day perfectly-the day when my mom called and told me she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It was small (about 1mm), but a very aggressive type. I was driving home from work, on the freeway, and had to exit so I could park and just cry. I was pregnant with my first at the time, too, so as difficult as holding back the tears would be for anyone, the pregnancy hormones made it impossible. That was 4.5 years ago. She went through radiation and chemotherapy and is now taking medication. Going through surgery was difficult, but losing her hair may have been more so. We had a couple of very scary instances when she was hospitalized for multiple days due to a low white blood cell count. It was an emotional time for all of my family. Thankfully, my mom is still here and cancer-free…and with a full head of hair again!
Every Warrior Needs an Outfit
Warriors in Pink was created by Ford to help in the fight against breast cancer. 100% of the net proceeds of Warrior apparel and accessories goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. And, this stuff is cute and completely my style. I think most women would be proud to wear this line-and not just because of the cause they are contributing to. Take a look at a couple of my favorite tees:
I love the longer length of the tee and the unique splicing on the front of the sleeve. I have this t-shirt, and wear it once a week (at least!). It’s been washed over a dozen times and gets softer with each wash. The fit is great and very flattering!
They also have some great options for kids, such as:
Don’t leave out the man that wants to support the cure! Here is their 2011 Warrior Tie:
All of the symbols in this apparel line have a meaning. Here are a few with their associated meanings:
And don’t forget to “like” them on facebook for all things Warrior in Pink.
BUY IT: 100% of the net proceeds help fight breast cancer. Show your support by visiting their store at fordcares.com.
And, as if giving back to breast cancer research isn’t enough, Ford is currently giving away a 2011 Ford Focus. You can enter here.
* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. That’s IT Mommy received a Limited Edition T-shirt from Ford free of charge to facilitate this review. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.