October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and you’ve probably seen many campaigns for the cause and maybe even carry mixed feelings about what some of them truly stand for and how they can help when they simply urge you to wear a particular item. Awareness is good, but taking action is better.
The truth is, nothing you wear will make breast cancer go away. Even so, this is why I wear pink.
To Start a Dialogue
I wear pink because it gives me and others the chance to start a dialogue about breast cancer. It’s interesting that a color can evoke emotion in people and give them a chance to open up.
We live in a time when almost everyone has a story to share of how cancer has touched their lives and it’s a beautiful thing to share in somebody’s trials & triumphs.
As a Reminder
I wear pink because it’s a visual reminder of the battle so many are going through. It’s easy to get caught up in your own life that you forget the struggles of others. It’s great to have that small reminder close by to remind you that there are invisible battles happening to women (and some men) all over the world.
For Lost Lives
I wear pink for those who can’t. For those who’ve lost their battle. To the grandma I never had a chance to meet, to my aunt who faces a new challenge everyday, and to everyone who left us too soon.
I will wear pink in celebration of their lives!
Let’s Find a Cure
Nothing I wear will make cancer go away. We need a cure to do that. Please consider donating to help find one sooner.
You can give directly to your favorite charity, or for a more advanced form of breast cancer, you can give to Metavivor. (thanks to my late friend Jenny for the recommendation!)
Why do you wear pink?