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Pink Matters

Have you noticed all of the pink stuff around lately?

Pink ribbons are in abundance. Christian Bookstores are selling pink bibles and journals.  Even the food industry is taking part, with grocery stores showcasing items in pink packaging.

Why?  Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the brains behind a majority of this impressive effort.  The foundation got started when Nancy G. Brinker’s sister, Susan G. Komen, was diagnosed with breast cancer and bravely fought the disease until she passed away.  Nancy promised her sister before she died that she would do everything she could to fight against breast cancer.  What she has been able to do is absolutely amazing.  Her nonprofit agency, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, has invested over a billion dollars in the breast cancer movement since 1982!

One of the main Susan G. Komen fundraisers is the Race for the Cure.  I recently participated in it and had a beautiful experience.

Words can’t explain how moving it was to see Breast Cancer survivors running and walking for a cure, full of hope.
There were thousands of participants there, all united in support to fight against breast cancer. I’m so glad that I participated and as a matter of fact, I plan to participate every year.

Many vendors donated their time, materials, and money to make this event a success.   I saw restaurants, furniture stores, sports equipment stores, and hospitals give out vital information on cancer resources.  There were also many cool giveaways and drawings.

I took my son with me and he had a good time.  After the race, we got in a photo booth to get some pics taken. I was trying to get him to wear the hat, but he wanted me to wear it instead.  We had fun!

Public Health Tips of the Day:

  • Breast Cancer affects 1 in 8 women.
  • Conduct monthly breast self-exams beginning in your 20s.
  • Women over 40 years of age should have annual mammograms.
Remember, early detection saves lives!
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  • Christian Mommy Writer October 21, 2009, 9:59 PM

    @Martha – Thanks for the compliments! I too support cancer research. Too many people in my family have been affected by this disease. It's personal.

    @Momsweb – You are absolutely right. Domestic Violence Awareness month doesn't get a third of the press as does Breast Cancer Awareness. It is very important to support that cause as well.

    Thanks for stopping by ladies!

  • Martha October 21, 2009, 2:02 PM

    Oh I adore these pictures, how precious!!!

    My mother had many tumors in her breasts but it was not cancerous, praise the Lord. I fully support this cause and I even cried "AWW" when I saw the football players wear hints of pink in their uniforms 🙂

  • MOMSWEB October 21, 2009, 4:18 PM

    Much needed post and very informative.

    This is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it is often overshadowed by Breast Cancer Awareness, but both are equally important.

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