Friday, October 10, 2008
October is all about pink
We have heard about it. We know about it. We have seen it on TV. But, what we don't know or understand is what they go through who are actually affected by it, till someone you know personally is affected by it.
Did you know that one in every eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? That’s one every three minutes
Some one in my office is taking chemotherapy. She has breast cancer. I was taken aback when I heard about it. The only thing that was likable about the whole situation was her spirit. Her spirit to fight the disease. Her spirit to support those who support the cause. Her enthusiasm to help eradicate the disease or at least have an early diagnostic.
Our firm took one step further and supported Lee National Denim Day.
Lee National Denim Day® is one of the largest single-day fund raisers for breast cancer. On Oct. 3, millions of people nationwide will slip into their favorite jeans and make a $5 donation (or more) to support the Women’s Cancer Programs of EIF, who are bringing together world-class scientists to develop an early detection blood test and working in Lee Labs nationwide to find less toxic, more effective treatments for breast cancer patients.
We are proud to support this event and the fight against breast cancer. You can check out our team page at http://www.denimday.com/team_page.aspx?tid=228322. There, you can donate money to this cause and learn more about breast cancer. Whatever we contributed, Our company matched it.
We did slip into our jeans yesterday with our pink ribbons broaches. I meant to write this blog before Oct 3, but somehow could not. But it is not over. You can show your support for whole month of October. So, go pink, donate if you can, put the pink ribbon in your profile and spread awareness.