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.


Sherry said...

What a special Pink Saturday posting. Thank you for sharing. And, also, thank you for stopping by my new blog to share my Pink Saturday with me.

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Linda. I am so glad you decided to participate.

Thank you for sharing this with us. Pink has come to symbolize love and hope. It represents a common bond we all share - to find a cure for all cancers.

BethieJ said...

Happy 1st Pink Saturday~ (it is mine too!) What a LOVELY share... I am happy your sister is doing so well! (and I need to let my DD know your DDs trick to get a snowday! LOL! she wants one so bad!)
Have a GREAT weekend!

Jenny S said...

Wonderful! My mom is and has been battleing breast cancer for 10 years now. She is still going strong!!

Becs said...

What a special first Pink Saturday post! Welcome to the group! Love your pictures of your work...Becs

Kathy said...

Linda, your pink contribution is gorgeous! What a wonderful cause and tribute it represents. So glad your sister is doing so well. Welcome to Pink Saturday.

Happy Pink Saturday...have a beautiful weekend...Kathy

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hi Linda,

A very warm welcome to you. Your pink offerings today are absolutely gorgeous!

Sending you fairy magic and butterfly wishes for a .•*˙˙*•.HaPPy PiNk SaTuRdaY!.•*˙˙*•.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. We are tickled pink to see you and your first post was amazing. I am thrilled your sis is doing well. Tell her we all said hi.

xo Lynn

Anonymous said...

Happy first PS to you. ANd than you for sharing something very special. I think it is just perfect for this event. It is also nice to hear that your sister is doing well.

Wishing you and your family a blessed New Year!


Mumsy said...

Wonderful pink collage! Happy pink Saturday!