Saturday, January 09, 2010
My first Pink Saturday!
For my first Pink Saturday post, I thought it would be appropriate to tell why the color pink has taken on special meaning to me. The picture in the top center of this collage was my mom, who died from breast cancer metastasis in 1998.
Last year my sister was diagnosed as well. She was in the process of going through treatment when the annual craft fair at her church came around. I have a booth there each year, and she has always been beside me for support. I decided to make everything PINK and to donate the proceeds to the Susan Komen Foundation.
These are some "pics of the pink" that I made for our booth.
My sister and my daughter were there with me. Customers I have seen every year stopped and shared stories about their lives for the first time, about how breast cancer had touched their or a loved one's life. It was such a special day. It's amazing how the color pink has unified so many women.
On a happy note, my sister is doing great! She celebrated her 1 year anniversary recently.
So that's my first pink story... and I am looking forward to sharing more of the pink on my blog each Saturday this year! Click here to learn more about Pink Saturdays.