Web Original: 14 Ways to Love Your Boobs

Almost every three minutes, another woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Everybody knows October is the time to think pink, but what are you doing to show those ladies some love? We rounded up the best ways to torch calories, bag a few deals and help kick cancer to the curb

GET ACTIVE

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 3-Day Walk
Sixty miles over three days seems pretty rough, but walking this far can burn you up to 4,700 calories! So think about how great you will feel — and how much Halloween candy you’ll be able to eat sans guilt — when you cross the finish line.

Deltri Suburban Tennis League Living Beyond Breast Cancer benefit
Just 15 minutes of singles tennis is said to burn 137 calories, so hurry up and register for this league before the end of October.

GEAR UP

Mega Mat Yoga Mat
This super-cute pink mat folds up easily and has a handy pouch for your keys, wallet or even an after workout snack. The best part? Five percent of net proceeds goes to Komen for a Cure. Pick one up at Sports Authority, $29.99.

Wilson Golf Accessories
Stock up on pink clubs, wedges, tees and much more — all proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Fund. Pick up your pink gear at Golfsmith in Willowgrove.

Paddle With a Purpose
Buy a foldable kayak — complete with a pink deck — during the month of October and Folbot Kayaks will donate 10 percent of your purchase to the cause. Order one off the Folbot website, $1,094 – $2,595.

New Balance Lace Up for the Cure Apparel & Footwear Collection
With all the walking you’ll be doing this month, hit up Rittenhouse Sports Specialties to score a new pair of sneaks. Fifteen percent of your purchase goes to Komen for the Cure. Rittenhouse Sports Specialties, $100.00.

TAKE YOUR VITAMINS

Women’s One-A-Day
Women’s One-A-Day is donating $200,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Fund, so be supportive and pick up a bottle. Your boobs will thank you: this multi includes vitamin D, which has been shown to promote breast health.

Emergen-C Packet of Pink
Cold season is in full swing, so get pumped on some vitamin C. This pink-lemonade-flavored, vitamin-packed drink will donate 50 percent of your purchase to the Keep A Breast Foundation.

EAT HEALTHY

Yoplait Pink Lid Yogurts
Save the pink lids off of your yogurt and send them to Yoplait. They’ll donate 10 cents for every lid received to Komen for a Cure.

Republic of Tea ‘Pink’ Green Teas
Portions of these tasty teas’ profits go directly to Komen for a Cure, and researchers at University of Mississippi have found that antioxidants in green tea may provide protection against certain types of cancer. Drink up!

Andy Boy Vegetables
This company is dedicated to making generous contributions to the Breast Cancer Research fund. So load up on your greens and support the cause, too. Pick up cancer-fighting veggies at Whole Foods or Essene Market.

GET CHECKED

Women over 40 should have a mammogram every one to two years, and if you have a family history, even earlier. Unfortunately, many uninsured and underinsured women skip visits. Check out these sites to donate to programs that help women with discounted mammograms — and schedule one for yourself while you’re at it!

The Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation Mammogram Screenings
This nonprofit keeps a list of where discounted mammograms are offered.

Nancy Cares Breast Cancer Screenings
Mark your calendar: On October 18th, free clinical breast exams, digital mammograms, and light refreshments will be offered! Already been checked this year? Donate to Penn Medicine to keep programs like this running strong.

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  • Pat

    Great article, I was looking for some new ways to show my support. Love the links for for the underinsured. Come on all you Phillies let's show our "Sisterly Love"

  • Marilyn

    Thanks for writing about the many ways you can donate to help erase breast cancer from all our lives!