October means a lot of things to a lot of people. We start hanging leaf garland on our doors, we stock up on pumpkins and candy, we take the kids to the corn maze, we buy sweaters, watch football games, and get ready for trick-or-treating, but many people are observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well.
My husband and I first met a little over 30 years ago, and in that time, we have watched our nieces and nephews grow from children to adults who have wed and started families of their own. My story today is about one of those nieces.
A few weeks ago, the unspeakable happened. I lost my 48-year-old mother to cancer. As is typical of me, I felt incapacitated by my grief for two or three days. Then, as if my mother's voice was in my head urging me to action, I forced myself to think about what she would have wanted.
What are you doing the morning of August 12, 2012? Why not join thousands of runners and walkers in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure? I plan on joining my daughter, daughter-in-law, and 4 grandchildren for the fourth year in memory of a very dear friend I lost to the battle of breast cancer, and in honor of many other friends who have had breast cancer.
If you can’t participate in the run or walk, why not join many bands, cheerleaders, and other supporters on the sidelines?
Never underestimate the potential for a wonderful surprise to occur.
When we set out to plan our upcoming Pink Party: Breast Cancer Awareness, all we were sure of was that we wanted to make it a great day. The "how" wasn’t as clear. The Pink Party is an afternoon set aside for information, education, and a little pampering. We aim to keep the tradition of fun going from previous years as well.
Forget the fall colors, think pink; October is pink month from t-shirts, glasses, ribbons, and even football uniforms. Since 1991, when pink ribbons were passed out in New York City for a breast cancer survivor’s race, those pink ribbons and all things pink have disseminated our life during October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is an annual campaign to help raise education about Breast Cancer. Many of our branches will be hosting a Pink Party. This celebration brings together survivors and families affected by this illness. One in eight women in the US are diagnosed with Breast cancer. Join us in learning, loving, and fighting for a cure.
Here are some titles in our catalog that may help with research and the dates/times of our Pink Parties:
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's a time for remembering those lost to the disease and empowering those currently fighting it. It's a time for learning about the importance of being examined on a regular basis and adopting a more healthful lifestyle. It's a time for realizing that most of us have been touched by breast cancer. If we haven't battled it ourselves, we probably know someone who has.
It's All About the "Pink" at Blue Springs North Branch!
Join us at our breast cancer awareness program on Thursday, October 11th at 6:30 p.m. as we gain knowledge of better health and improved awareness on the prevention of breast cancer. Discover ways to help others and yourself at the MCPL Pink Parties.
The Pink Party is almost upon us! This is a wonderful event poised to offer support, health tips, and pampering.
This Saturday, October 13th from 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m., we will have our event and the list of enticements just keeps getting longer.
In addition to our speakers, the literature, and wellness check, we will have a yoga demonstration and merchant fair. We will have two massage therapists giving chair massages. We will have refreshments from Starbucks, Hy-Vee, and Classy Chocolates of Liberty.