‘Think Pink…’ how many times have you heard that slogan this month? And it’s only the 7th day of October. As you are probably aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone from the NFL to local businesses (Gail’s Personalized Gifts included) are donating percentages of earnings to the cause. Many of you wear pink and participate in walks and various fundraisers. I am in full support of breast cancer awareness and promotion, but must admit until a few years ago didn’t ever want to ‘think pink’ or ‘think about cancer’. I somehow thought if I didn’t ‘think’ about it, ‘it’ would never penetrate the lives of my friends, family or me personally.
Almost three years ago, just before Thanksgiving, a neighbor of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer. I joined her family for Thanksgiving and at that point, she wasn’t sure how far spread the cancer was and what she was facing. She was still in the shock phase. I knew breast cancer was a huge issue for women (and could be for men) but as I was sitting in her living room and listening to her scared, brave and raw thoughts, breast cancer awareness became real. Since then, she’s had surgery and undergone chemo and is currently cancer free. Since then, I’ve had more friends and family that have bravely fought the disease. Since then, I’ve ‘thought pink’ and realized breast cancer awareness doesn’t cause you to get cancer… the awareness gives women the fortitude to schedule that appointment and get checked. Per www.nationalbreastcancer.org, ‘while most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.’ That is what October is all about!
Here at Gail’s Personalized Gifts, we are supporting the breast cancer awareness/research movement by donating a percentage of ‘think pink’ sales to the cause. We applaud women for taking that first step toward early detection and we applaud those of you who have bravely fought breast cancer. All of our ‘think pink sale’ items are listed here. Purchase today for your loved one battling and let them know we stand beside them. Contact us if you have any questions or special order requests.
A two part sample of the amazing items on our ‘Think Pink Sale Page‘ – click on the image below for item details. Click here for the full ‘Think Pink Sale Page’ listings!