the plan for october: pretty in pink.
I was fifteen when they found the lump. My mother was forty, and went in for a mammogram which produced a furrowed brow and less-than-reassuring words from her doctor. She was sent off for a biopsy. And then we nervously waited, each hour feeling longer than a day. Waited and waited.
Several days later we got the news--it wasn't breast cancer. I've never been so relieved, because I'm not entirely certain who I would be if something happened to my mother. She's the peanut butter that keeps our family sandwich together. And I like that sandwich.
But, sadly, not every family's story is the same. For some, a biopsy is just the start of a long, exhausting battle. So, I'm taking the month of October to honor those who have battled breast cancer.
This month, I'll be hosting Pretty in Pink Fridays. Here's how it works: Throughout the week, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) a picture of you wearing pink--intentionally or unintentionally--anything pink! Pink hairbow, pink fingernails, pink cardi, pink jewelry. Anything goes! On Friday, I'll showcase all the girls (or guys?) who took time to support the cause by wearing pink + sending a photo...and then I'll donate $1.00 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every photo in the round-up!
And...at some point this month, I'll be doing a giveaway featuring a few really sweet pink items.
Sound like a deal? Alright. Let's rock, October!