On Friday 5th October, bloggers are turning their blogs pink in support of Breast Cancer Care. Join them by turning a Friday pink this October!
Dress pink, eat pink, party pink or work pink. How you turn your Friday pink is up to you. It doesn’t matter how pink you go, we just need you to join the thousands who’ll be raising money during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And if a Friday doesn’t work, just pick a day that does! It doesn’t matter if you raise £20 or £200 at your Pink Friday as every penny will be help us support more people affected by breast cancer today.
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Readers, today, we’ve gone pink.
We have a very special Any Other Photo. Kirsty, the brains and beauty behind brilliant blog A Safe Mooring (go and bookmark it now, please) asked us if we’d like to get involved with her project for Breast Cancer Care: Pink Fridays. Kirsty has mobilised a phalanx of bloggers from across the blogosphere who will all be posting on the theme of “turn your blog pink” for Pink Fridays during October. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Some posts will be directly linked. Some will be less tangible. All will be collaborating for the fight against breast cancer.
We are honoured to be hosting the Any Other Photo of Kirsty’s wonderful Mum, Rosie, as written by Kirsty. Wednesday was Rosie and Eric’s anniversary. Those of you who follow Kirsty’s writing may know of the battle Rosie has had to fight breast cancer. I won’t pretend to know or understand what Rosie, Eric, Kirsty, or their family has been through. What I can do is ask you to donate to Breast Cancer Care. As much or as little as you can.
We’d love for you to be involved in Pink Fridays. Is there anything you can do at work, or at home, to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness? Cakes? A run? An event? If not, we want to make it as easy for you to take part as possible, and you can donate here.
Here is a brilliant explanation of what your money buys.
Please give what you can.
Over to you, Kirsty:
This picture was taken outside the registry office in Edinburgh, just after my mum was presented with the coveted title of Miss SNP 1980 (hence the trophy. Don’t ask). I don’t know if it’s their favourite photo of the day, but it’s mine. I love the dress, bought from the eveningwear department of a landmark Edinburgh store, without even a hint of 80s meringue. I love the smiles. I love the cars. I even love my dad’s ridiculous hair.
My parents may not be the most romantic or lovey-dovey, and God knows there have been ups and downs over the last three decades, but if there’s one thing they’re good at – and one thing that shines out from this photograph – it’s not taking life too seriously. Even when life is hitting you with everything it’s got.
Wednesday was my parents’ wedding anniversary. They’ve been married for 32 years.
Today they are at the hospital, waiting for the latest round of scan results. My mum, Rosie, has been living with secondary breast cancer for three years and six months.
Happy anniversary, mum and dad. Here’s hoping the doctor has a belated anniversary present for us all.
(Secondary breast cancer is when breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body. It can be managed with treatment, sometimes for years, but it cannot be cured. To find out more about Breast Cancer Care’s campaign to shine a spotlight on secondary breast cancer, please visit this explanation on the Breast Cancer Care website.)