The month of October commemorates the survivors and patients afflicted with breast cancer, and it’s a tradition for sports team to show their support! Wearing pink during this time not only shows that you’re aware as an athlete, but also that you are playing an active role in the fight against this deadly disease! Since October falls smack dab in the middle of football season, players usually add some pink flair to their gear in the form of pink helmets, socks, or jerseys. But, as cheerleaders, it’s easy to kick that color scheme up a notch on the sidelines! By adding pink to your uniform, you encourage the fans in the stands to do the same. Why not have a pink-themed Friday Night Lights for a home game? That way, everyone gets involved! Whatever your squad decides to do, one thing is for certain: you’re going to have to coordinate some pink cheer gear into the mix. Plus, most cheer retailers donate a percentage of what you buy to breast cancer charities! Here are some ideas to think pink this October.

Pink poms.
Lend a helping hand to raise breast cancer awareness by literally putting it in your palms–pink poms, that is! For schools with colors that don’t really cater to pink, poms are a great way to add in awareness without disrupting your uniform’s flow. And, a lot of in-stock cheer retailers make all kinds of pink poms, knowing that it is a great option for October! Anything metallic and glittery will capture your audience’s attention during both day and night games.

Chassé® Crystal Holographic Pom

Knee-high pink cheer socks.
Hey, if the football team is doing it, why not match?? With all the kicks, tucks, and tumbles that your team does down the sidelines, knee-high socks will catch the crowd’s eyes as you cheer your heart out.

Chassé Cheer for the Cause® Knee-High Sock

Pink hair bows.
This one is another simple and affordable way for incorporating pink onto your team. Jumbo performance hair bows are the staple of any cheer squad, and there’s always a pink color option for every style. Whether you opt for sequins, patterns, glitter, or rhinestones, there’s a pink bow out there for your team! And, if you really want to promote pink pride, brands like Chassé offer Cheer for the Cause products that have pink ribbons on them, like this bow:

Chassé Cheer for the Cause Hair Bow

Pink warmups. In case pink really clashes with your school colors, rock pink as a pre and post-game effort through pink warmups! October is right around the time the weather dips into cooler temperatures anyway, so warmups with pink stripes or sections will not only show awareness for breast cancer in October, but keep your cheerleaders warm all through the winter.

Chassé Performance® Metallic VIP Jacket

Pink shoelaces.
Cheer shoes are conveniently white, so wearing laces with color will really pop! For teams on a shoestring budget, pink shoelaces is the most inexpensive way to show support in October, not to mention an easy solution to add pink to any coed squad!


Chassé Pink and Silver Shoelaces

Pink raingear.
Like we said before, October is when temperatures drop and weather happens. Although cheering in the rain at a game is never fun, you can make it better with breast cancer awareness-themed products, like this Cheer for the Cause rain poncho!


Chassé Cheer for the Cause Rain Poncho

What’s your favorite cheer gear that you wear to think pink? Tell us in the comments how you incorporate the color onto your team!