Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Write Pink! Support Pink Everyday, Rita's Tips

We're focusing on breast cancer support for Write Pink! this week. 

Each day, a guest writer will be posting about ways we can help support the people that are fighting breast cancer and the organizations that are trying to beat it. 

On Thursday, you are welcome and encouraged to link up your Bigger Picture Moment about breast cancer support. {Blog or Facebook notes both work!}. By linking up, you will automatically be entered to win a gift certificate to {So} Sartina

By commenting on any one of the support posts, you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win an apron (the better for making meals or bakes sales with!) from It's All in the Bag. 

Today's post is about supporting access and care for all by Rita:


As the crisp October air turns leaves red and orange I'm thinking of painting my pumpkin pink. Pink the color of princesses and bubble gum and cotton candy and my very favorite shade of nail polish. The best color ever! Every October, I'm reminded to Think Pink as a way to celebrate the brave survivors, raise breast cancer awareness and to hope for a cure.

I'm not alone in thinking pink. Pink is hard to avoid during the month of October. In the firehouse, on the NFL football field and on products in nearly every grocery store aisle.

Unfortunately, breast cancer doesn't follow a calendar. Your support is needed every month of the year. There are lots of ways to stay involved. If you can't walk or run for the cure, you can show your support by opening your wallet and making a donation to a reputable charity. But there are things you can do that won't involve your wallet.

Click once a day, every day at The Breast Cancer Site to help fund free mammograms for women in need. The Breast Cancer Site will even send you a free email to help you remember to click.

Make a pledge, sign a petition.

Remind your mother, your mother in law, your sisters, your aunts, your daughters, your best friends. Remind every woman in your life over the age of 40, to have an annual mammogram. Early detection is crucial!

There are so many ways to support Breast Cancer Awareness all year round, won't you please find one that's right for you.

Rita, aka Megryansmom is a Chicago area mom and grandma. When she's not feeling up her lumpy boobs she can be found blogging over at The Chicago Moms and at her personal blog, Look, It's Megryansmom.

How are ways you can or have incorporated supporting Breast Cancer research and those fighting the disease into your everyday life?


Megan Cobb said...

Those are awesome reminders! Thanks, Rita!

Hyacynth said...

Oh, I had forgotten about the mamogram site! Thanks for the reminder. :)

Rose said...

I love seeing pink during NFL games!