Hanes Pink & Breast Cancer Research: “Been There, Got the T-Shirt”

(and by “been there,’ I mean, I went to the Hanes Pink site and made a t-shirt. Thankfully, I haven’t been through cancer. But there’s nothing guaranteeing I wont someday.)

Several months ago, my husband and I got some news that was potentially devastating. My sweet mother-in-law told us that she had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Of course, the worst case scenario went through our minds, and I’m sure that she was terrified.  It’s hard living in the mountains, clear across the state, when a family member goes through something like this, and we were dealing with our own mountain that we needed God to move.

Hanes Pink T-ShirtI just didn’t know what I could do for my mother-in law, until I got an email from Hanes Pink, letting me know about a t-shirt design contest to raise awareness and funds.  I always check out charities and organizations before donating, and I was pleased to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

So I designed this t-shirt for Hanes Pink, in honor of my mother-in-law.  She was so excited, and it was a small gesture I could do to show her that I was thinking of her.


I WON the contest, my mother-in-law came through her treatments with flying colors, and thankfully, did not have to go through chemo.  With this happy ending, I can’t help but think of those who are still in the midst of fighting.  A few years ago I watched a 30-year-old friend battle Breast Cancer, and recent’y, another young mom friend has been diagnose. Progress has been made, but there is still so much to do until we understand… and STOP this disease.

Watch the video to see my t-shirt and what I did with my prize from Hanes!

What Can You Do?

Purchase from the Hanes Pink Collection:

Hanes is proud to offer a special Hanes Pink Collection of graphic tees that allow women everywhere to wear and share messages of inspiration to raise awareness for breast cancer. These tees are CUTE!

Design our own t-shirt:

For the more creative set, Hanes created a “Design-A-Tee” at www.HanesPink.com where you can design your own tee and purchase it (or others in the user-submission gallery). Hanes donates 10% of the retail price from these tees to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc.

Send a message or virtual care package through Facebook:

Hanes has launched their Pink tab on the Hanes Facebook page where you can send customizable Comfort Packages to bring much-needed comfort to loved ones.  Hanes will donate up to $25,000 to NBCF for messages and packages sent from their Facebook Page.

Since 2009, Hanes has made cash and in-kind donations totaling $1,000,000 towards breast cancer research efforts. This year alone, Hanes will donate $125,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

How do you support Breast Cancer Research and those who’ve been diagnosed with this devastating disease?

About Sarah Pinnix

I'm a mom, blogger, vlogger, libertarian. I love Jesus, and my husband, too. Social Media Strategist for a Non-Profit (All statements here are solely my own)


  1. Yay! That is so exciting you won! I think I know who you are giving your gift card too! What a blessing Sarah! Loved your shirt!


  2. Congratulations on winning and glad to hear your mother in law is okay now. My best friend lost his mother when we were kids from breast cancer. It makes up almost 25% of cancer deaths worldwide for women and is a very important issue to raise awareness about.


  3. Great T-shirts!!!!


  4. That is a really sweet thing to do for anyone in your family going through something as difficult as breast cancer, you should be proud of yourself


  5. that a lovely thing to do for your mother in law!! this things people do for each other symbolize the love they feel for each other.


  6. Wow, congratulations. I am glad that your mother in law has shown some progress and as a bonus you won the contest as well. You really deserved to win.


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