Friday, October 1, 2010

Write Pink!: Blog for Your Breasts Day

There were never any words -- black ink pressed against an off-white page -- that told her story.

And though she was only one, she was one among millions of other women who lost the breast cancer battle and whose story was never told.

Today we pledge to tell her story.

Today, we Write Pink: from the Head, Heart and Feet.



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.

“We need to go beyond a cure. We need to stop people from ever getting breast cancer in the first place.”
— DR. SUSAN LOVE


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.

With something this huge, it’s easy to feel lost --to feel as if there is nothing you can do that will truly make a difference.

But there is, and we can: you can be one of a million. One of a million women who will pledge to help find a cure in our lifetime.

Army of Women is a non-profit organization run by a grant from the Avon Foundation for Women.

It connects breast cancer researchers via the internet with people who are willing to participate in a wide variety of research studies aimed at determining the causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it.

The goal of Army of Women is to recruit ONE MILLION MEN AND WOMEN of all ages (older than 18) and ethnicities to help further research.

Some current studies are looking into sleep and stress while some are genetic based; researchers are even looking into the possibility of diagnosing breast cancer and breast cancer risk from breast milk.

But Army of Women needs you to make it to One Million -- to change the future so our daughters will only know pink as the color that princesses wear, not the color of a survivor's head scarf.

By dedicating your blog post to today to Army of Women's Blog For Your Breasts Campaign, by sharing your voice, we want to reward you!{/

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

Hand-designed by the very-talented Ellie from Shining Stones

If you can’t do a blog post, that’s okay; we need your help too!

Sign the Army of Women pledge by October 29th, forward your confirmation email to Melissa, and you will be entered to win this:

Lil Bloo Boo dragon viscose tee special limited edition in hot pink and black

Help us spread your stories far and wide by posting the Write Pink! button on your blog and checking back here throughout October as our community members share their stories.

Every Thursday we will be prompting you to find the Bigger Picture within that week's chosen topic of either Education, Prevention, Support, or Survival. To reward you for sharing your personal stories, some fabulous sponsors have generously offered to provide giveaways each week. (Be sure to check out their buttons on our sidebar!)

Please join us this month by Writing Pink -- the more stories, the more voices, the stronger our fight against Breast Cancer becomes.

Together our voices can raise up and reach out to other women and provide them with the information and support they need.

Together we can make a difference. Together we can be can be One Million strong!


Fine Print
Rules for Bracelet Giveaway -- You must take the AOW pledge to Blog for your Breasts, and write a blog post about AOW and the pledge, linked directly to that post instead of your main blog. You may link on all three of our blogs for a maximum 3 entries per person. Link-up will remain open until Sunday, October 3rd but all posts must be dated and timestamped by 11:59PM on 10/1 to be eligible.

Rules for T-shirt giveaway for non-bloggers -- Giveaway will run through midnight on October 28th. One entry per person. To be eligible you must sign up to be part of the Army of Women, sending proof of your confirmation email to Melissa.

All giveaway winners will be chosen using a random.org and winners will be notified via email, as well as posted publicly on October 29th. All winners will have 48hrs to claim their prize before another is chosen.

All giveaway items were provided by the artists and shops listed for the purpose of Write Pink! No other compensation was received by Bigger Picture Blogs or any of their writers. All opinions expressed are those of the authors alone.


7 comments:

  1. you know i'm all over this:) thanks for doing this. it is such a great cause, and i'm so excited to be part of working towards a cacer-free future for my babes.

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  2. The Blogunteer did a profile of Army of Women today in honor of Blog for your Breasts Day! Check it out here: http://blogunteer.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/army-of-women/

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  3. I'm joining you today my friend :) Thank you for writing such an inspiring and beautiful post. I know we all can make a difference. We just have to.

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  4. Thanks for spreading the word about Army of Woman! I'm waiting for the day when there's no more breast cancer! (or any kind of cancer!)

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  5. I love that you're doing this. Somehow I missed out on it being October 1 today - sorry! BUT I am signed up with Army of Women. It's such a GREAT organization :)

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There's nothing better than good conversation ... but not while talking to myself. Will you play a part in this discussion?

AND will you pretty please have your email linked to your account or leave it for me so I can respond?

Thanks for taking the time to make these thoughts into conversation.

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