Why pink?


You might know that the pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Pink ribbons and the color pink in general, identify the wearer or promoter with the breast cancer brand and express moral support for women with breast cancer.

The color pink is considered feminine in modern Western countries. It evokes traditional feminine gender roles, caring for other people, being beautiful, being good, and being cooperative.

The pink ribbon represents the fight against breast cancer, hope for the future, and the charitable goodness of people and businesses that publicly support the breast cancer movement. It is intended to evoke solidarity with women who currently have breast cancer.

After having a terrible incident in my family that ended with the loss of my mother I’ve decided to get much more involved in this fight. In the 2011 racing season I had a lot of pink bike parts and also some pink argyle socks to express my moral support, but then I told myself that I can do more.

I’ve contacted my sponsors and presented them my plan to build a custom pink bike with custom parts that I’ll race this season and at the end of the year to sell in an auction. Every single penny I intend to donate it to a foundation that is helping women who currently have breast cancer and need help. In this way I can help for real someone, also because in Romania for now there is a chemotherapy and morphine crisis for those who have cancer.

So I got the help from my friends from Cannondale, Ashima, Tune, Sapim, Sram and Adidas Eyewear I’ve received some custom parts. Also from my other sponsors I got the rest of the parts to be able to finish this special bike. It will be a light, fast and unique piece that you can have it in your collection at the end of this year.

Also if you are interested to support this charity program, please contact me.

Right HERE you can spot the bike. A movie, building and riding it will be available soon. I’m working on it.

 

Here you can find some articles promoting this campaign:

DirtBike.ro – Vlad Sabău: mai mult decât roz – viaţă, speranţă şi mers mai departe

Lightbike-Magazine.es – Cannondale Flash Pink 8020 gramos; por Vlad Sabau

Jonas wwBlogBike of the week

Transilvania L!veDe la 5 la 6 (you can watch me from the 26th minute)

MBike.roF*ck cancer !

Light-Bikes.roCannondale Flash Hot Pink

StiriDeSport.ro – Sportivul care duce o campanie împotriva cancerului vorbeşte despre competiţie, doping şi renumitul său mountain-bike roz

Citynews.roClujeanul cu bicicleta roz donează 1.900 de euro

Transilvania L!veDe la 5 la 6 (the whole show including a short talk with the Secretary of State for Health Raed Arafat)

Grip Grab Sports GlovesOn their Facebook page

Freerider.roVlad Sabau despre etapa de Cupa Mondiala de la Hafjell

GripGrab Sports GlovesLocal Hero Vlad Sabau

Pinkbike.comRiding Pink / Bike Auction

Mediafax / Best of Sports – Iunie&Iulie 2013 – http://zoom.mediafax.ro/sport/best-of-sports-iunie-iulie-2013-11229606

Imprezzio Global – Racing Together for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2014

Vocea TransilvanieiAbout Cheile Turzii Race and my charity project

Bikegirls.blog.hu – Rózsaszín bringával a mellrák ellen!

FreeRider.roCannondale prezintă noutățile 2015 la Poiana Brașov

BTT GPSA nova Cannondale F29 de Vlad Sabau

Tune.de: Pimp my bike

BikeRumor.com: Vlad Sabau’s annual bicycle auction for cancer charities

Light-bikes.ro: Licitatie in scopuri caritabile

Redbull.com: Vlad Sabau si cursa pentru viata

Cannondale.com: Vlad Sabau’s charity auction – Fight against the breast cancer

MTB-News.de: Cannondale F-Si Charity Auktion

FreeRider.ro: In lupta cu cancerul Vlad Sabau ofera a 4-a bicicleta

Enduro-mtb.com: XC Racer Vlad Sabau auction his Cannondale F-Si for charity

ESmtb.com: Subasta caritativa de una espectacular Cannondale F-Si rosa

SoloBici.es: Subasta solidaria de una Cannondale F-Si muy especial

BikeRumor.com: Vlad Sabau’s annual cancer charity bike is back

Freerider.roVlad Sabău prezintă următoarea sa bicicletă roz

Mountainbike ActionVlad Sabau and his pink Cannondale fight for a good cause

Freerider.roLicitație pentru Cannondale-ul F-Si al lui Vlad Sabău

BikeRumor.com: World Cup Randoms: unique gear and oddities spotted around the race