Go Pink Challenge

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a friend of mine reminded me of how important prevention is.

Then I got to thinking.

I’m not immune to this disease. Not only are 2000 men a year dying from Breast Cancer, but 1 in 12 women will develop it in their lifetime.  When I stopped for a moment and realized I am a son, a husband, a brother and father, I suddenly realized that someone in my family is at risk.

When EpiJunky asked if I was willing to support a group called EMS for the Cure to raise money for research and spread awareness, I agreed.

Then I began to look into what she was asking me to bring awareness to.

After wiping the tears from my eyes I gave the only answer I could: “Hells yes.”

And here is where to get a background or button for your blog or site to help your readers learn more.

I challenge you to go pink and stay pink until the 15th of October and offer links on your site that help folks learn how to prevent breast cancer.

Join EMS for the Cure

And not just for Breast Cancer, but to raise awareness of all cancers, especially Prostate Cancer.  Click HERE to learn more from TOTWTYTR who reminds us that we are men first, husbands fathers and brothers second.  Get the facts, learn how to prevent cancer and get regular exams to screen for it.

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31 thoughts on “Go Pink Challenge”

  1. Thank You so much, In January I lost the most amazing woman I’ve ever known and my best friend to breast cancer, She decided the lump she had was “mo big deal” she was a RN and thought she knew what she was doing by the time she had it checked she had stage 4 breast ca with mats to the bone and brain, She left behind 3 beautiful daughters, and 2 grand children as well as countless other family members and friends.

  2. Thank You so much, In January I lost the most amazing woman I’ve ever known and my best friend to breast cancer, She decided the lump she had was “mo big deal” she was a RN and thought she knew what she was doing by the time she had it checked she had stage 4 breast ca with mats to the bone and brain, She left behind 3 beautiful daughters, and 2 grand children as well as countless other family members and friends.

  3. I will be adding a button on my blog. I know it doesn’t get a lot of hits, but every little bit helps. My mother actually fought breast CA my Jr and Sr years of HS and managed to beat it, but not everyone is so lucky.

  4. I lost yaunt in 2003 after a 4 year battle with breast cancer. It is a terrible disease that affects more people that most realize. I changed my profile pic and will keep changing it and keep it as a breast cancer picture until the 15th if not beyond. Thank you for bringing awareness to this cause!!!

  5. I lost yaunt in 2003 after a 4 year battle with breast cancer. It is a terrible disease that affects more people that most realize. I changed my profile pic and will keep changing it and keep it as a breast cancer picture until the 15th if not beyond. Thank you for bringing awareness to this cause!!!

  6. What color is the ribbon for Prostate Cancer? I know it may sound ungracious, but Prostate Cancer is the male equivalent of Breast Cancer, only with a higher rate of incidence. Despite this, research funding for Prostate Cancer is slightly more than half that for Breast Cancer.

    I’ll join the crusade when this disease, which effects 1 in 6 men (1 in 4 for Black Men) gets the same resources devoted to it that Breast Cancer does.

    1. I understand the point that you’re trying to make, but why are you waiting for someone else to do something about it? Justin started a challenge for breast cancer, why don’t you start one for prostate cancer? Your blog has a lot of readers and you could make a powerful impact.

  7. What color is the ribbon for Prostate Cancer? I know it may sound ungracious, but Prostate Cancer is the male equivalent of Breast Cancer, only with a higher rate of incidence. Despite this, research funding for Prostate Cancer is slightly more than half that for Breast Cancer.

    I’ll join the crusade when this disease, which effects 1 in 6 men (1 in 4 for Black Men) gets the same resources devoted to it that Breast Cancer does.

    1. I understand the point that you’re trying to make, but why are you waiting for someone else to do something about it? Justin started a challenge for breast cancer, why don’t you start one for prostate cancer? Your blog has a lot of readers and you could make a powerful impact.

  8. 25 years ago I lost someone who had the potential to be my best friend… my Mother. She was only 35 and left behind my poor father and myself and little brother. I’m 33 now and very aware that by the time my Mom was my age she was in the fight of her life.

    1. PS there’s nothing quite like finding out you should have been getting regular mammograms for YEARS but your GYN never ordered it or even told you. Even DRs need to be educated sometimes don’t be shy about reminding them about guidelines, They’re human and forget too.

  9. 25 years ago I lost someone who had the potential to be my best friend… my Mother. She was only 35 and left behind my poor father and myself and little brother. I’m 33 now and very aware that by the time my Mom was my age she was in the fight of her life.

    1. PS there’s nothing quite like finding out you should have been getting regular mammograms for YEARS but your GYN never ordered it or even told you. Even DRs need to be educated sometimes don’t be shy about reminding them about guidelines, They’re human and forget too.

  10. What is our fund raising goal? When I click on the link in the post it shows that at $35 goal has already been achieved. Certainly we can go a lot higher … well into the four digits for a EMS for the Cure goal.

    And yes count me in to support prostate cancer research as well.

  11. What is our fund raising goal? When I click on the link in the post it shows that at $35 goal has already been achieved. Certainly we can go a lot higher … well into the four digits for a EMS for the Cure goal.

    And yes count me in to support prostate cancer research as well.

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