A mere 62 days until Chris and Sarah get married.
A mere 62 days until our next cruise
A mere 61 days until we’re in New Orleans.
A mere 64 days until our 37th anniversary.
A mere 66 days until Christmas – on the beach in Grand Cayman.
Not that I’m counting or anything.
National No Bra Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month — OR — Please Put That Pink Can of Soup Down & Put Your Bra Back On
Side note: The ACTUAL National No Bra Day is July 9th annually. Someone had the great idea to do a bra-less day during October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month — to support “the cause.”
I have a pink “breast cancer” bracelet and a small ring with the symbol on it. I bought them years ago mainly because of the color but also because the proceeds were going to the Cancer Society for breast cancer research. Over the years, though, I have become less and less impressed with what we do during the month of October under the name of Breast Cancer Awareness. I had a very dear friend who died of breast cancer in December, I had a very special, very dear friend, a friend who was more family than friend, who died of breast cancer some years ago so it’s not that I’m opposed to breast cancer awareness but I’d rather you put your money towards the Cancer Society than to buying pink stuff whose sellers may or may not send the proceeds towards research. Each time I see aisles of pink things in October, see the NFL go “pink” in October or see those dumb Facebook things about I’m going here or there for this many months” to make people think about breast cancer (REALLY????), I just shake my head and wonder how we go to this point. Pink is my favorite color but this time of the year I can’t stand seeing it.
Originally posted on cancer in my thirties:
***10/9/2013: I have been completely overwhelmed by the number of visitors this post has received in the past few days (over 130,000 at last count!). I am not sure who first shared it — or who continues to share it — but I want to THANK YOU all for visiting, reading, and sharing it. I think the realities of breast cancer are so often trivialized and “pinkified” so I am sincerely grateful to everyone who has taken the time to read or share my blog. I am sorry to say that my story is just one of many, but with your help, we may just be able to do something to change that. Please feel free to leave me a comment or to share your own story below — or send an email:firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you all. ***
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