Awareness Month. Be prepared for an onslaught of PINK!
year, so it was all a bit overwhelming and I tried to stay away from it a bit,
feeling like I didn’t have a right to get involved. But this year, with a bit
of perspective on the last year I’ve had, I’m not sure how I feel about
to raising awareness of breast cancer, raising money for research, generally
making people more au fait with the signs of breast cancer because in so many
cases early detection is key. But the pink, it somehow seems to trivialise it
(Ironic I know given the pin we’re selling
is pink – but it’s a year round pink – not just for October!)
it already, know that for people on the
‘outside’ it must get boring – being told to donate and wear pink and post
hearts or the contents of your handbag to Facebook! It must be easy to put it
out of your minds, forget about it when there is essentially a pink washing
happening. But posting a silly status on Facebook won’t help anyone – if anything
comes out of breast cancer awareness month it should be the message to check
your boobs more, go see your GP if you’re at all worried, and make sure your GP
takes you seriously.
boobs on the Breast Cancer Care site and about a visit to your GP here, on the Coppafeel! site. You can even
sign up a boob check reminder here!
cancer – it’s there when I wake up in the middle of the night with hot sweats,
it’s there when I catch a glimpse of the collapsed vein in my arm, or I can’t
control the regrowth of my hair, it’s there when I feel a random pain in my
body and my mind instantly goes to a bad place. It’s there when I see tweets
from the wonderful people I’ve met
online who’ve had the worst news imaginable. I hope the further I get away from
this, the less it’ll be there, but the reality is, for now, it’s on my mind
more than maybe it should be.
cancer. And I hope you never do either!