You may not be a girlie girl. You may not even look that hot in pink. But the pink ribbon

has become an international symbol in the fight against breast cancer. We found

merchandise all across town and chose some of the most irresistible stuff to show off here. 

You may not be a girlie girl.

You might not even look that hot in pink. But the pink ribbon has become an international symbol in the fight against breast cancer. We found all kinds of merchandise and chose some of the most irresistible stuff to show off.

Sporting Goods

Hit the court with Gamma pink tennis balls and a Wilson Hope tennis racket and cover from Dick’s Sporting Goods, 6380 E. State St., Rockford. The racket is $29.99, with a donation of proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The bag-o-balls is $7.97, with a portion to Tennis Against Breast Cancer.

Apparel

Dress up your everyday outfit with accessories: Pink sparkle charm bracelet from Off the Cuff, $14.95 at Annie’s Gifts and Home Accents, with a donation of proceeds to breast cancer research. Silk-like pink ribbon scarf, $14.95 at Jenny’s Gift Shop at Swedes; proceeds donated to breast cancer research. And a pink rhinestone pin by Howards Jewelry, $6.95 at Jenny’s Gift Shop, with proceeds donated to breast cancer research.

Home

Cook for the cure with Kitchen Aid pink ribbon cooking utensils. Try the stainless-steel can opener and five-spoon, four-cup measuring set from Linens & Things, 249 Deane Drive, $9.99 each, with 10 percent donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Brew a pink ribbon blend from Coffee Masters, $13.95 a bag, with 75 cents donated to research; Annie’s Gifts and Home Accents, 1643 N. Alpine Road, Rockford.
Add the scent of fresh-cut roses with a pink ribbon Yankee Candle, $19.99, portion of proceeds to breast cancer research, Annie’s.

Miscellaneous

Satisfy your sweet tooth with peanut or regular M&M’s, $3.99 a bag, with 35 cents donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation; Linens & Things.

Send your mail with breast cancer awareness stamps from any post office. Pay $11 for a book of 20, with 70 percent going to the National Institutes of Health and 30 percent to the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense.