The “Pinking” of October

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When I heard about National No Bra Day I was appalled and angry on behalf of the women (and men) who have battled, or are currently battling, Breast Cancer.  If you have felt a similar concern about the corporate “pinking of October”, please check out these 4 bloggers (the first 3 are new to me) and their recent posts, and then make sure that the money you spend on “pink” in October really does go towards research.

Because that’s what it’s all about  … Saving Lives … not just breasts.

To quote Cancer in My Thirties “We live in a society that makes a huge hoopla about breast cancer while at the very same time trivializing the seriousness of the disease.  How can we be so contradictory?”

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Cancer in my Thirties:

http://cancerinmythirties.wordpress.com/

http://cancerinmythirties.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/national-no-bra-day-and-breast-cancer-awareness-month-or-please-put-that-pink-can-of-soup-down-put-your-bra-back-on/

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The Art of Breast Cancer: The Art of Living and Dying, While Trying to Keep Them Separate: 

http://www.artofbreastcancer.ca/introduction-to-art-of-breast-cancer/

http://www.artofbreastcancer.ca/fifty-shades-of-pink-the-rant/

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The Accidental Amazon:

http://accidentalamazon.com/

http://accidentalamazon.com/blog/2013/09/29/fifty-shades-of-pink-and-still-no-cure/

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And then there’s Mae, one of my favorite bloggers!!

Mae’s Day

http://maesday.wordpress.com/

http://maesday.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/pink-is-in-the-air/

14 thoughts on “The “Pinking” of October

  1. Cool shot LB I like the way you framed it with the trees in shadow. As to the “make sure the money you spend” part of your post, I find it sad that any organization or fund raising entity would think of making a profit rather than funding research. Have a great day 😀

  2. My mother-in-law was a two time survivor. The firs time they only gave her 6 months to a year. She soldiered on and lived another 40 years. I am certain this “Pinking” would never have met with her approval.

    Thank you for sharing, and for the links, LB.

    • I’ll tell ya, the writers of those blogs made me think of things in a whole new light. The No Bra Day was an obvious thing … but the pinking of everything from soup cans to shoe laces, that’s a whole ‘nother thing.
      And how awesome for your mother in law!!! 40 years!

  3. Pingback: National No Bra Day | Mae's Day

    • As Andy Griffith used to say “you better know it” (about leaving my bra on). ABSURD! I’m glad you visited Cancer in My Thirties … I went there because you mentioned The Art of Breast Cancer, which led me to The Accidental Amazon, which led to …. on and on 🙂
      I love strong women who speak their minds, and you are right there with them!

    • Oh I’m gratefuI to you – I knew that I was turned off by the “pinking” but you and others really helped me to get passionate about it!! I barraged my FB timeline with your post and other similar posts – tthe words were so spot on!!

Because Boomdee dared me: Lay a little sugar on me :-)

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