At my crochet club's meeting today I took a good look at our members. I was astonished in thinking how many of them are cancer survivors, of those that have family members in treatment, and how it impacted their lives.
I think my life is much richer for getting to know these fantastic people who are survivors. Fortunately, their cancer was detected early!
But while women are encouraged to be checked, as I encourage men to crochet too, I think it's important to encourage men to be checked for breast cancer too ... apparently, for them, those being diagnosed with it is on the rise! (read about it here: Rise in male breast cancer linked to obesity)
Lee Jeans, and Charlie Sheen (their spokesperson), is asking companies and organizations nationwide to allow employees to wear denim on October 8th, in exchange for a $5 donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Think about how much greater of an impact, and how much more funit would be while wearing our jeans, when support is also shown by sharing a bag of delicious M&M's -- with special pink & white M&Ms...
... and then to also add wearing a beautiful pink crocheted scarf from a kit Lion Brand sells with proceeds going to Breast Cancer -- wow! Talk about a fashion that makes a statement!!
Finally, to spread the support even more, we can also mail our bills and correspondence with the US Breast Cancer postage stamp -- which through sales has raised some $10 plus million dollars since it was first introduced in 1998. (I've been buying these stamps since they were first introduced.)
To register for Lee Jean's Denim Day, you'll want to visit this link: http://22.214.171.124/selfserv/ss_finder.asp?item=KIT
To learn about the special M&M's Pink & White candies promotion, just click onto the M&Ms image above.
To learn more about the special Breast Cancer Awareness postage stamp, click onto the image.
And to order your special Breast Cancer Scarf kit to crochet ... yep, you got it, just click onto the image and it will lead you to the Lion Brand website.
Here's to seeing Pink & Jeans on October 8th!