Typically when the phrase “women’s issues” comes up, there’s a litany topics from “Equal Pay for Equal Work,” “Raising Strong Daughters,” “Title IX” and the all too well-known topic of “Breast Cancer.” While clearly these issues are female-oriented, we owe it to our mothers, aunts, sisters, girlfriends and wives to make them important to everyone. Hence, the inspiration for Paint It Pink week.
Started by the Susan G. Komen foundation, every October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Paint It Pink fundraising program gives local businesses and organizations, the chance to support the mission to end breast cancer. The popularity of the initiative gained momentum with corporations and businesses, sports teams and clubs. In addition to raising awareness with increased community involvement, these organizations raise money in creative ways – hence the idea of “thinking pink.”
Steps to getting involved:
Fill out an interest form with your local chapter; the form is aimed to legitimize charitable giving for participants to ensure the donations are secured legally and ethically.
Sign a Letter of Agreement that allows for the use of the Paint It Pink Logo and template to create custom shirts.
Contact a representative from Winning Streak to provide you with affordable options to maximize your fundraising efforts; in addition receive guidance from our in-house art department on ways to personalize your logo.
Set up a personal/school/team/organization fundraising page to collect event fees or donations. Add photos, stories, event details and contact information to link to a Facebook or Twitter page.
Finally, add pink to your event with pink hair, posters, ribbons or lights! It’s an easy quick way to show your support and draw attention to areas selling custom t-shirts for cause.
Winning Streak and Adidas have partnered to create quality custom apparel in support of all health or social issues facing women. In 2013, Adidas created an “All Fight” line of apparel in honor of the breast cancer fighting movement. They give 10% of the registered retail price to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In 2014, they designed the Crazy 8 – an obnoxious pink high top – in an effort to raise awareness. So when you go to choose from our list products to create your pink shirts, choose Adidas, a company with a solid reputation of supporting the fight against cancer.
It might be summer now, but cancer doesn’t take a vacation. Contact Winning Streak as your local link to all Adidas apparel in an effort to Paint It Pink this October!