“Do not go gentle into that good night,”
It’s been a tough year. Home-Ec 101 recently lost a friend to head and neck cancer. My stepbrother began, and as far as we know, is winning his fight with testicular cancer.
Every October, it seems, I add another reason, another person, another story, to the list of why we should help raise cancer awareness.
I’m tired of adding to it. I don’t want to add anyone else
We don’t need to lose any more Gene Glaves.
Tonight my son will be playing in his midget football game with pink shoelaces and a pink mouth guard. He doesn’t get why we “think pink” every October. He just doesn’t understand. Frankly, I don’t want him to, at least not yet. All he knows is that it’s okay to wear pink because it’s about making sure someday other people’s moms and dads won’t get sick like his Uncle Nigel.
Sometimes we do little things to fight in little ways against big things.
Things that feel insurmountable and unwinnable.
Randal Munroe has a fantastic illustration of this. Since some of you object to bad language, I am linking rather than embedding the image. I share the sentiment of the illustration, language and all.
When we are fighting these things, we keep on keeping on. We do the little things. Sometimes things as little as washing our hands.
Today Method soap is launching their Pink Your Sink campaign.
Method is asking its fans on Facebook where it should donate $10,000 in support of breast cancer awareness and research. Fans will have the chance to submit and vote on a breast cancer affiliated non-profit organization in the U.S. and Canada for consideration. At the end of October, four charities will be chosen to receive a $2,500 gift.
I really like this tactic, not only will four charities receive a $2,500 gift, but who knows how many breast cancer affiliate non-profits will be promoted as their supporters spread the word in a ripple effect.
Method believes in “design for good” and is using these limited edition designs to help raise breast cancer awareness. And if you haven’t heard, Method is now available in a lot more places than it was just a few months ago.
Little things add up to big things and until we win. . .
Pink your sink, tie your shoelaces, put in your mouth guard, and
“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, the poetry is not.