Saturday, October 1, 2011

October - Month of Pink, Month of Sorrow

If you've read this blog for long, you know how I feel about pink.  I love it.

You know how I feel about breast cancer.  I hate it.

OK, so these are not exactly astute observations, or singularly unique stands, especially during October.

But I really think I'm over all the pink=breast cancer stuff.  It just makes me sad that so many people/corporations/groups have taken the sweet pink ribbon and have turned it into a cash cow for themselves.  I wrote about that here two years ago; Marie Claire magazine published a great but sad article on the same thing just last month.  If you've had breast cancer, loved someone who had breast cancer, have breasts or know someone who does, read it at your own risk -- it will probably ruin your day.

So this October, I'm taking a new stand.

Instead of buying pink things, I'm going to try to do people things.
Instead of spending the month writing letters to corporations like Yoplait, KFC and Campbell's, I'm going to do a different kind of writing.
Instead of participating in the Race for the Cure (mainly because we have two other events that day), I'm going to do my own personal race.
I'll let you know how it goes; I promise to write an update here in November.

But I'm still going to wear a pink ribbon all month.  For mom.
As I've said before, I don't have breast cancer, but breast cancer changed my life forever.



  1. Great pic of your mom! And I love the background of your blog. And I totally agree about the whole pink thing. Isn't that the way it always is? We can't seem to help ourselves from loving things to death. Keep writing, girl. I love it!

  2. sweet, love the picture of mom & your background is fantastic. love you!