Monday, October 1, 2012

The Month of PINK

Pink socks.
        Pink water bottles.
                          Pink hair bows.
                                           Pink football players.


It's October!
AKA, The Pink Month.


I have nothing but respect for breast cancer patients, their families, and the folks who put so much time, energy, and money into promoting breast cancer awareness and research. They have taken an ugly and brutal disease and turned it into something marketable that actually attracts the attention of all. It's admirable. It's inspirational.

What a breast cancer patient will quickly tell you: it's not all pink ribbons and bow ties.



It's real.
It's scary.
It's life threatening.

Today on October 1, 2012, and on the night before our family friend goes in for surgery, I invite you to check your boobies. If you feel something unusual, don't wait. Make the call.

(...While you are doing that, take a look at your skin. Do you have any unusual moles? A mole that is itchy? Go ahead and make that appointment too. What are you waiting for?)

*Want to read a history of breast cancer advocacy? Read Carol's blog here.

We run for Susan.
We're rooting for you!

3 comments:

Samantha Curtis said...

Prayers for your friend! My sorority raised money for the Susan G. Komen foundation as our philanthropy was Breast Cancer Awareness. Such a great cause and so easy to detect early.

Thank you for doing a post on this <3

Erica Bodker said...

Thanks for this amazing post, I'll be praying for you friend and will be checking my boobies :)

Rose ~ from Oz said...

A wonderful expansion on Carols post. Great post Chelsea.