On Wednesdays We Wear Pink
came true today!
To bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer, our team members each attempted to do their part by wearing pink (or a version of pink) to work today.Okay, so as a “team” we totally missed the pink mark… but some of us tried! And my girl Geraldine aka Mrs. G, is styling a pale pink top. It was difficult to capture the color on camera (as it was with a few other shirts/tops), but without a doubt, it was pink!
Although there isn’t an official Breast Cancer Awareness Day, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed in October. Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure” (source).
There are many ways to take part in raising money for breast cancer research.
For example, in Jacksonville there are road races such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure which I know as a 5K that takes place in downtown Jacksonville during the month of October. What is especially precious about the Susan G. Komen foundation is the fact that it was started by Susan’s younger
Nancy promised Susan that she would do everything she could to end breast cancer, and founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Susan’s memory in 1982.
Nearly everyone in some way been touched in some way by breast cancer, whether it be a friend, family member, or oneself. My experience involves family members.
Two of my Mama’s younger sisters have fought breast cancer.Linda (left) and Sharon (right)
They are both very strong and have been brave in their battles against this disease. I am glad to report that they are both survivors.
On the other side of the family, my Daddy’s mother (Mema), whom I posted about here, was diagnosed several years before her death. She took steps to fight the disease.She is thought of daily and dearly missed.
We can all take steps to fight cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding excess weight gain. By monitoring diet and maintaining a physically active lifestyle there is evidence to prove a reduced risk of breast cancer.