It’s time to think pink again.
And in doing so, you’ll without a doubt be aiding a worthy cause.
October, of course, is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Physicians First
Messages is here to remind you that you can help fight this horrible
disease in a number of ways, big or small.
And we’re going to throw out several ideas where you can possibly help run
a fund-raiser with all proceeds going toward a Breast Cancer charity.
First and foremost, it doesn’t hurt to wear pink, whether it’s part of your
clothes, a pin, a ribbon or whatever. The mere sight of the color pink is a
reminder that it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you never know when
someone else will be influenced by it.
Ok, and as for the fund-raising events, for starters, how about running a
car wash with all the washers clad in pink. Hey, everybody needs their car
washed and when people see that it’s for a good cause, perhaps they’ll drop
How about contacting your school principal or the president of the PTA and
organizing a pink ‘dress-down day.’’ You arrange the fee … maybe $1-2 to
participate … and every student, teacher and school worker that takes part
will wear pink on the day chosen.
And while we’re on the subject of school, if the ‘dress-down day’’ doesn’t
come to fruition, how about an all-pink bake sale? Have participating
students donate baked goods, all in pink, of course, with the proceeds
You can, of course, form a team of runners and join a local road race with
sponsors promising x amount of money for every mile you run. Naturally,
while you compete, you’ll be donned in pink.
Want to do something fun without the hassle of setting and cleaning up? How
about organizing a Bowling Night? Perhaps you can get the local bowling
alley to donate a lane or two toward the cause. Anybody that participates
will donate a suggested price toward the cause with the proceeds, of
course, going to charity.
There’s a number of other things that can also be done, the key is getting
support behind your project and taking the time to plan. Now that it’s
October, there’s no better time to do so.
And, please keep in mind that it’s certainly worth your time and effort. In
case you didn’t know, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death
among women and, although it’s a rare occurrence, the disease can also
attack men as well.
Remember, the best way to fight Breast Cancer, as well as any other type of
cancer, is through early detection. Both women and men should have breast
self-exams or have a mammogram (an x-ray that allows a specialist to
examine breast tissue) annually.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., says that maintaining a
balanced diet and a healthy weight, living an active lifestyle (running or
playing tennis are just two examples) and refraining from smoking or
limiting alcohol intake can help reduce your risk of getting breast cancer.
Won’t you do your part in fighting such a terrible disease as Breast
Cancer? The time is right and Physicians First Messages encourages you to
get involved, no matter how big or small your contribution is.
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