It’s Pink Ribbon Month!
Did you know that October is Pink Ribbon Month? I did! For today’s blog post, I wanted to show my support for Breast Cancer awareness with a post dedicated completely to pink ribbons and to informing others about this worthy cause. So come with me as I explore the reason behind Pink Ribbon Month and the lovely pink ribbons that brought awareness.
What is Pink Ribbon Month?
Pink Ribbon Month is a month dedicated to the support of breast cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones. This internationally celebrated cause brings awareness to breast cancer by facilitating open discussions, raising funds for breast cancer research, and creating an overall awareness of this devastating illness. During this month, you’ll see people wearing pink ribbons to show their support.
How did Pink Ribbon Month start?
According to their website, Charlotte Hayley, a survivor of breast cancer, introduced the first pink ribbon that was actually a peach color. She spent her time attaching these ribbons to cards and handing them at supermarkets. The concept of the pink ribbon entered the scene when Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation started handing out bright pink visors to the survivors who were running their Race for the Cure marathon.
It only took three lovely ladies, Evelyn Lauder of Estee Lauder, Alexander Penney, editor-in-chief of SELF magazine, and Charlotte Hayley to develop the pink ribbon as the symbol for fighting and surviving breast cancer. Today, this international symbol is widely used and can be seen during the month of October.
How can I help?
- Take care of yourself! Schedule a monogram as soon as possible to catch any early signs of breast cancer. Staying ahead of the curve is a great way to fight breast cancer.
- Donate money! This organization is always accepting donations to help further breast cancer research.
- Sign up and run the Race for the Cure marathon. Proceeds go to finding the cure.
- Read and give support to fellow bloggers that are dealing with breast cancer or someone you know who is fighting breast cancer. Kind words can go a long way.
- Hand out pink ribbons. Dedicate some of your time by passing out pink ribbons at your grocery store, school, or neighborhood. Promoting awareness is key during this month of October.