10.02.2011

Going Pink

It's that time of year when the color pink starts appearing on football fields all over the country.  Normally, I cringe at the sight of team apparel in pink because the last time I checked the Mountaineers' colors were gold and blue; the Steelers were black and gold; and there is no need for a pink sweatshirt with a WVU or Steelers (or anytime that's colors are NOT pink) on it.  But, this time of year, I love the pink shoes, gloves, hats, etc.  Because it's reminding women and men that breast cancer is very real and still taking lives every day.  Does a football player wearing pink shoes and gloves actually do anything about breast cancer?  Only if we follow-up on the reminder.  The reminder, that IMHO, is way better than an implied sexual message on Facebook that really means nothing.

So, today, I'm asking you to click on that ribbon and go to The Breast Cancer Site and click on the big pink button.  Each click gives money to fund mammograms for women.  And then support the sponsors on that site who also support mammograms and research for women.  And, of course, don't forget to do your monthly self-breast exam and remind a friend (or two) to do hers!  (Friends, consider yourselves reminded.)

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