At age 36, Christina Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Now, four years later, the actress is willing to put on pink -- a color she says "usually washes me out" -- in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Applegate's foundation, Right Action, has teamed up with sportswear company ASICS to create a line of pink breast cancer awareness promotional products. The "Anchorman" actress told the AP that she hopes the brightly-colored apparel will help bring attention to the issue. "Every time you look at a pair of shoes or a jog top, you'll know you're creating awareness and conversation, especially with the bright pink, people will ask, 'Why are you wearing bright pink?'" she said.
The goal for her organization, Applegate said, is to increase breast cancer awareness among younger women. "This is not a disease only for 50-year-old women," she said.
According to the Right Action website, the ASICS breast cancer awareness collection includes running sneakers, a sports bra, head bands and knee pads. Items will be on sale through Oct. 31.