I can’t believe it is October 25th! Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to close, but of course, we all know that breast cancer is a vicious disease that affects women’s lives all year long. Let’s be careful not to tuck it away in the back of our minds until next October. Quite frankly, there far too many women out there that just don’t have that luxury. As you all know, earlier this month my mom and I participated in my local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer! It was a PINK time – pink hair, pink sneakers, pink bras, pink water, pink Chevys, men in pink, kids in pink…pink power! But beyond having a grand ol’ pink time, my mom and I were also profoundly affected by the breast cancer survivors that participated in the walk. When you see those women out there with their “I’m a Survivor” t-shirts and signs, smiling and laughing, and chanting, you can’t help but feel empowered…empowered to do whatever you can to support organizations like the American Cancer Society (ACS) that provide care and resources to women with breast cancer across the country. It’s not that I didn’t already know how important organizations like ACS were, but seeing those women out there reinforced it…I can only imagine what their journey must have been like from the time they were diagnosed with breast cancer to the time they finished their treatments. Being out there walking among those women, I am just humbled by their will to fight and live! It was also great to see all the young people and men come out to support the cause. I bumped into the Mount Zion High School chearleaders all pretty in pink with ribbons tied in their hair — aren’t they cute?! And I had to snap a picture of a guy wearing a “I’m here for the boobs, bro” shirt — classic!
Oh! and when we finished the walk, we all gathered on the grass for a little cha-cha slide…can’t beat that!!
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the American Cancer Society’s nationwide series of walking events to raise funds and awareness to end breast cancer.
Did you participate in your local walk? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear your story!
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by the American Cancer Society (ACS) via Glam Media for this post; however, my participation in the walk was not sponsored. Any donations made were my own. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the American Cancer Society (ACS).