We all know someone who has been touched by breast cancer since it is the most common cancer among women. On average, 437 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every week and 104 will die from the disease every week. We know to give financial donations to help find a cure, but what else can we do to bring awareness to this disease and the fight against breast cancer?
Every year there is a “Run for the Cure” or a “Relay for Life” walk-a-thon, run-a-thon, fun-a-thon that everyone says is more fun than they could have imagined.
Why not consider joining in this year? You don’t have to be a jogger, you don’t have to be in great shape, all you have to do is show up. Someone will walk with along the way. Bring your dog, your daughter, your best girlfriend.
Check your local listings for the dates in your area.
Do you have a stack of t-shirts from every breast cancer walkathon that you participated in over the years? Are you a breast cancer survivor with a great sense of humor who used a collection of funny t-shirts to get thru the trying days? Don’t just stuff them in a drawer to never see the light of day again. Check out some of our suggestions here.
Many areas are holding Ladies’ Golf Tournaments for breast cancer awareness. Get some sponsors, grab your golf clubs and enjoy a round of golf in support of a good cause.
Plant a pink garden to commemorate a new beginning for someone who is a breast cancer survivor or to honor the memory of a loved one. Get family and friends together and make it a group project.
If your family and friends all live too far apart to get together, here are some ivory-lined pink ribbon cards embedded with wildflower seeds that, when planted, blossom into brightly colored wildflowers. You can all have a piece of the garden wherever you live. (10% of the net proceeds from the sale of Pink Ribbon favors will benefit national charities dedicated to breast cancer research and prevention, supporting women living with breast cancer, and granting the dreams and wishes of terminally ill breast cancer patients. Visit MyWeddingFavors.com for more details.)
Download the knitting pattern at KnittingDaily.com. If you buy the kit at JimmyBeansWool.com $5 of every scarf sold will be donated to the Susan G Komen Foundation.
I knit one and it turned out beautifully. I have basic knitting skills but found it very easy to knit the five different yarns together. I get compliments on it, and everyone wants me to knit them one, too. (My husband and I were driving to Ottawa and the highway was closed due to a transport truck that spilled its load. I was so glad I had my knitting with me! I was almost able to knit the whole thing right there.)