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09/10/2014

October Breast Cancer Month

For example Judith of Lavender Cottage and Sylvia (on A Grandma's Blessings) have dedicated lovely posts to breast cancer awareness. According to pinkribbon.org, "aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women". Breast cancer is an issue that touches us all in one way or another.

For the Pink October, I have first put together some of my favourite flowers:




Even though the topic is serious, raising money can be fun and engaging - together with others, grab something pink, eat something pink, have pink drinks... Wear it pink!  (In Finland, the Pink Ribbon Day is on the tenth of October this year.)


Commercialization of charitable causes is a controversial issue:  companies happily strengthen their image and boost their revenue by "supporting the fight" against, say, breast cancer. It seems, however, that some firms are more conscientious than others and some types of merchandise more reasonable than others. Among the pink products (sold in Finland), my favourites include for example fair trade roses and sock knitting yarn.


Pirkka
Kultajousi
Taito Group





Have a lovely, pink October!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Sara
    A nice tribute to breast cancer with your pink flowers. Interesting that we designate the whole month to the cause whereas Finland has set aside one specific day.
    Companies here too come out with pink items for cancer, and profit.

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