Tough Enough to Wear Pink fashion show highlights breast cancer awareness
Nike revealed Thursday morning that the University of Oregon football team, which it sponsors and of which Nike chairman Phil Knight is an alumnus and its biggest booster, will wear pink cleats, socks, gloves and helmets for its home game against Washington State on Saturday. The world’s largest shoe and apparel company and the school have partnered in the past to wear pink to support October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but this is the first time the school, known for its variety of uniform combinations, will wear pink helmets. The helmets also will help to raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, a charity that has raised $2.6 million for scientific research and programs associated with women’s cancers. Its namesake, former North Carolina State women’s basketball Kay Yow, succumbed to breast cancer in 2009. Nike says 25 helmets will be auctioned over the course of the week beginning Saturday. To add to the value of the helmets, some will be autographed by Oregon legends, including former quarterbacks Dan Fouts and Joey Harrington, former wide receiver Ahmad Rashad and Nike’s Knight. Uni Watch With a near-endless array of colors and designs, college football programs have plenty of helmet options on game day, Paul Lukas writes. Story “Cancer has touched so many lives and hopefully, together with Nike and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, we can help create awareness and help raise money for the fight against women’s cancers,” Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said in a statement. “It is an honor to join coach Yow’s team in a fight that unites us all.” Despite the seemingly good intentions, it hasn’t been an all positive month for pink gear. The NFL has come under fire for the amount it donates to the American Cancer Society from sales of items with pink logos this month. The league says it donates what amounts to 11 percent of the retail price of a pink item to the American Cancer Society. Although some think that’s not enough, a league spokesman points out that that is equal to 90 percent of the royalty that the league receives on such items. Those that manufacture and sell these items at retail do not participate in giving to cancer-related causes. Oregon is currently 6-0 and is ranked No.
Oregon to wear pink helmets and cleats for Breast Cancer Awareness
But times have changed and so does the liking of an average customer. Samsung has seemed to cash the color trend very efficiently. With the launch of a pink Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini on AT&T, the Korean company puts its feet firmly in this category. It is worthy to note that original flagship is already available in Pink Twilight color. However, the pink Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is rather bright and flashy. Since October is a breast cancer awareness month, the timing of launching a pink flagship could not have better. The news was first leaked by @evleaks who confirmed that Samsung flagship is arriving in pink on AT&T carrier. By the color and timings of its launch, the device seems to target women very proactively. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is smaller in size, so women can hold it even better. As most of the women out there are not bothered about build, hardware or software but color, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Pink just meets their expectations. The dual-SIM option, 4.3-inch AMOLED display, 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and TouchWiz build of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean come as an added advantage for them. Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini, in pink, for AT&T pic.twitter.com/u7X7BoBhjH @evleaks (@evleaks) October 11, 2013 Samsung has hit the right cord with the pink color Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. With this not only the Korean company has extended its customer database but also enhanced the color option for its latest mini device. For AT&T too, this is a win-win situation because not only has it added a color option to its Samsung Galaxy offering but also made a philanthropic statement. However, there has been no information on price or a confirmed date of release.
Cancer research is the smallest beneficiary of profits from the NFL’s pink gear
Oregon, which set the standard for unique uniform combinations, has done it again. The school and Nike announced Thursday that the Ducks would be wearing pink helmets, socks, gloves and cleats against Washington State on Saturday to honor and raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Cancer has touched so many lives and hopefully, together with Nike and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, we can help create awareness and help raise money for the fight against womens cancers Oregon Football Head Coach Mark Helfrich said in a statement. It is an honor to join Coach Yows team in a fight that unites us all. The team will auction off 25 helmets and all of the proceeds will go to The Kay Yow Cancer Fund. A week ago, when New Mexico State announced it was wearing pink jerseys , I remarked that it was surprising Oregon hadnt done the same. Seems like someone at Nike was listening because this is a fantastic idea. The hot pink on black is sharp and its for a good cause. – – – Want to join the conversation? Hit us up on Twitter @YahooDrSaturday be sure to “Like” Dr. Saturday on Facebook for football conversations and stuff you won’t see on the blog. Disease & Medical Conditions
Gardener tickled pink by a successful fundraiser
Cancer research is the smallest beneficiary of profits from the NFL’s pink gear The NFL, a multi-billion dollar industry, gives less than 12 percent of profits from pink merchandise to the ACS. Cancer research is the smallest beneficiary of profits from the NFL’s pink gear A referee wears pink sweatbands to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Joe Mahoney/AP) Gear Up! Alex Ott, Assistant Sports Producer Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 8:05 PM Think Pink looks a lot more like Think Green when it comes to the NFLs Breast Cancer Awareness initiative, thanks a report by Business Insider that was sparked by a tweet from ESPNs Darren Rovell . The report, which examines how profits from the leagues pink merchandise sales are distributed, shows many beneficiaries, but shockingly, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is the smallest. For every $100 in pink merchandise sold, $12.50 goes to the NFL. Of that, $11.25 goes to the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the NFL keeps the rest. The remaining money is then divided up by the company that makes the merchandise (37.5%) and the company that sells the merchandise (50.0%), which is often the NFL and the individual teams. Therefore, for any pink merchandise purchased from the NFL’s official site, the league gets 12.5 percent for royalties (11.25 percent of which they donate to the ACS), but the league then receives an additional 50 percent by being the vendor of the merchandise. So in actuality, the NFL is not donating 11.25 percent of their 12.5 percent, but rather 11.25 percent from their 62.5 percent (slightly less if the gear is bought from a sporting goods store like Sports Authority or Dick’s Sporting Goods, who would divvy up the 50 percent with the league). So while the NFL is parading out players with pink towels, cleats, armbands and tape onto a field emblazoned with pink ribbons and field goal post padding, know that the league is benefitting almost 500 percent as much from the merchandise fans buy than the ACSs institute for cancer research. Yes, the NFL is generating tremendous awareness that is instrumental in the fight against breast cancer, but if the league really wanted to make a statement, they would donate their profits to the ACS. Alex Ott Assistant Sports Producer Twitter | Email
“The popularity of the pumpkins makes it hard not to do it again next year. If Im still on the green side of the grass, Ill do it again.” The organization of the fundraiser was a family affair, but the event has become extremely close to Soltes heart since he came up with the idea last November. He grew his crop in the backyard of his daughter Sherry, who lives on Forbes Road, south of the Perimeter. Then, in the summer, his daughter Debbie who originally co-organized the event with him was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour. “When the story of our fundraiser went public, Debbie was in hospital in the midst of a really tough time and she was flooded with friends and well-wishers that wanted to help,” Soltes said. “She went through four rounds of chemotherapy and shes at home now. The tumour has shrunk considerably and she starts radiation treatment in the coming weeks, so shes in a much better place.” Soltes noted that Debbie was well enough to spend five hours with him the day the pumpkin stand opened on Oct. 3 and he was overwhelmed by peoples generosity. “There were people saying I have no need for a pumpkin, but heres $20. Another lady gave her $100. The support was amazing,” Soltes said, noting officials at St. Vital Centre “bent over backwards to help us. I cant thank them enough.” Soltes was originally inspired by a Minnesota farmer, Bert Bouwman, who has been harvesting thousands of pink pumpkins and donating 25 cents from every pumpkin sold to breast cancer research. He said the first pink pumpkin was discovered by a Colorado farmer in his field several years ago, who then began developing the seed. And if growing pink pumpkins isnt glamorous enough, Soltes unearthed a surprise when he harvested them.
Susan Martinez and local community leaders piled into the pink-adorned Pan American Center for the lunch and show. Martinez recalled the first Tough Enough to Wear Pink event at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in 2007. Robin Zielinski Sun-News Gov. Susana Martinez speaks before the start of the Tough Enough to Wear Pink luncheon Wednesday. “Look where we are today, filling the Pan Am Center,” she said to applause. Tough Enough to Wear Pink has raised more than $2.8 million dollars for Cowboys for Cancer Research since its inception in 2007. Pink tulle flowed off the Pan Am scoreboard and onto the runway, where volunteer models of all ages strutted Emerald Isle fashions. Many of the women were breast cancer survivors themselves. The crowd — in pink polos, dresses and blouses — hooted, hollered and clapped along while the women showcased dazzling fashions. Martinez urged the crowd to promote breast cancer awareness, mammograms and self breast exams. She lauded the women in the room, more than a dozen, who are survivors of breast cancer. Robin Zielinski Sun-News Nina Salmon, representing Mesilla Valley Hospice, left, and Janice Jones, representing the City of Las Cruces administration, look over jewelry on display at the Chez-Eva Jewelry table located in the hallways of the upper level of the Pan American before heading to the fashion show on the arena floor on Wednesday during Tough Enough to Wear Pink, Shop for the Cure.O “You are beautiful women who are strong and are our heroes,” she said. “We look up to you, should it ever happen to us, to lead the way of how we should survive this.