Last year, I did a lot of reading that made me re-think my stand on all things pink. (if you would be even the slightest bit interested, you could read my thoughts on pinking here.)
But I didn't change my stand on all things pink; I do, however, try to be a little more careful about throwing things in my shopping cart just because they are labeled in pink and just because it's October.
I will always love pink. And if a store full of pink products can make just one woman think about her health and take a few minutes to do a self-exam, make a doctor's appointment or schedule a mammogram, then it's worth it, no matter how much (or little) the manufacturers of pink rubber ducks and pink umbrellas and pink-labeled tomato soup give to the cause.
See this basket?
I'm going to put some pink things in it throughout October. If you do something for breast cancer -- do your exam, walk in the Race for the Cure, wear a pink ribbon, anything -- leave a comment, and maybe you'll win the basket. You don't have to be specific; just saying "I did something for breast cancer!" is enough. I'll use a random number generator and pick a winner on November 1. Comment as often as you want throughout the month, and check back, as I plan to post a picture of the basket each time I add something.
I don't have breast cancer, but breast cancer changed my life forever. Love you, mom.