Sunday, October 3, 2010

October - Sharing the Pink

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.



  1. I very recently found out that one of my best friends has breast cancer. We are in "that" age category...40+ She found it through self-exam. I, along with a lot of her other friends and family, will be getting pink highlights in our hair to show her our support. (She didn't want us to shave our heads :) I have older friends and relatives that have battled and are still battling this horrid disease, but this is the first person MY age. I will be cautiously pink and praying for her!

  2. I am a mammographer and every day is about breast health awareness for me :)

  3. I have a 28 yr old friend who has breast cancer.. I am doing everything I can to help fight this disease!

  4. I have never had anyone close to me have breast cancer. I am very aware that people often only get involved in fundraising when it hits their own family and friends but I am truly thankful for my own good health so I try to do what I can when I can. Whether it is sponsorship, baking or helping with events I will try to help.

    This is a lovely idea. Good health to you and yours.