Friday, October 1, 2010

Blog for Your Breast Day-Write Pink

A few weeks ago Hyacynth over at Undercover Mother emailed me and asked if I would be interested in designing a button for a breast cancer awareness campaign she and the other founders of Bigger Picture Blogs were putting together. Of course I accepted and got busy making examples to share with her, after all it's for a  great cause!

Fortunately, my family has never been faced with breast cancer directly, however, I have had co-workers, church members and friends who have. You might be like me and never been directly affected by breast cancer, but it doesn't mean we don't need to stay informed about it. I am a woman after all and I only benefit from knowing about my own body and the things that could effect it. So educate yourself, learn about breast cancer prevention and keep yourself healthy! That is one of the goals of "The Army of Women", stop it before it starts. If  you want to know more about breast cancer, blog about your own story, or read others stories head on over to bigger picture blogs and the founders blogs and start reading!  You can also head on over the "The Army of Women" site and read about their cause...

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During the month of October, the Bigger Picture Blogs community is writing stories. Stories of survival and of loss. Stories of education, support, and prevention. Stories for mothers and daughters, sisters and wives, friends and grandmothers, aunts and nieces. We're writing Pink for every person who has known breast cancer too well. And we're writing pink in hopes that no one will ever have to write pink for you.

Please join Bigger Picture Blogs today as we kick off Write Pink! from the Head, Heart and Feet by teaming up with Army of Women and bloggers everywhere to Blog for our Breasts. 

The Love/Avon Army of Women offers women the opportunity to partner with the scientists who are conducting research that will end this disease--once and for all. Our revolutionary initiative has two key goals:

1.to recruit one million healthy women of every age and ethnicity, including breast cancer survivors and women at high-risk for the disease, to partner with breast cancer researchers and directly participate in the research that will eradicate breast cancer once and for all.

2.To challenge the scientific community to expand its current focus to include breast cancer prevention research conducted on healthy women 


 

Lastly, to close up this post, I thought I'd use my talents for the cause. So, I'm offering the two prints above as a set of five postcards (each image is it's own set) for $15 and I'll donate a portion of the profits to The Army of Women. Also, I can personalize the blank space if you would like...just email me for details.

Link your post at one (or all) of the Bigger Picture Blogs founders' pages Undercover Mother, Peanut Butter In My Hair, This Heavenly Life today and you will be entered to win a fabulous prize




Have a great day,
Brooke

4 comments:

  1. I love the picture of the pink ribbon. Very nice. However, did you know that September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? Every year in the US approximately 12,400 children are diagnosed with cancer. In 1998, about 2,500 children died from cancer. It is the #1 cause of disease-related death for children. Even though a lot of people don't know this, it doesn't make it any less important. Could you maybe have a set of postcards with a gold ribbon for childhood cancer awareness, in addition to your pink ribbon?

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  2. Haley-yes I did know that September was Chilhood Cancer Month, I actually shot a benefit for childhood cancer for my husband's cousin who lost her son to cancer....I had already thought about doing a yellow ribbon as well, it's not a bad idea. I'll work on it! Thanks for the reminder! You are right it is just as important!

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about her son... My brother had cancer in 2005, when he was 3 1/2. Thanks for considering the yellow ribbon! :)

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  4. Brooke, thank you so much for making the Write Pink! button. It's so lovely, and I think so many women are going to be blessed by signing up with AOW and reading about prevention and education through the WRite Pink campaign. It's really great to be working together with you to make such a difference in this way. :)

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