Pink has always been my favorite color.
As a kid, I started painting things pink after my parents and I painted my bedroom hot pink.
I still love pink.
In support of breast cancer awareness month, the world turns pink in October, my birth month. Thankfully, information about the fight against breast cancer is everywhere and supported by many people, corporations, athletic teams, schools, and organizations. I appreciate all the help! However, October is an emotional month for me.
It seems like every time I turn on the TV or radio, I hear a promo or a story about breast cancer. Breast cancer billboards, flyers and fundraisers populate most communities. Print and digital articles and advertisements about breast cancer are too numerous to count. All the voices associated with breast cancer stories of triumph and tragedy make my breast cancer battle an even bigger emotional reality. At times, I find myself holding my breath to hear the outcome of these stories. I always hope for a happy ending. I don’t always get my wish. October is an especially hard month for me. But I still love pink.
Every month, I am a warrior in my own personal breast cancer war. I can be seen wearing pink year round. I like pink a lot! I fight not just for me but for so many others who have to deal with this awful disease. I care that much. So even though all the breast cancer awareness makes it personally difficult at times, I will not be scared away and quit. October it is a time for all of us to think pink and become a champion for a cause that fights a disease that steals, kills, and destroys people’s lives. Together, we can ultimately be victorious and beat breast cancer. The cure is just around the corner.
Please join me, whatever way you can, in the battle against breast cancer! Get creative. Wear pink. Jump on the band wagon of an already organized effort. I invite you to come walk with me on October 5th at Paint the Park Pink. Register as a member of my Team Tick Tock. Let’s rally together and celebrate life.