This weekend, I attended BlogHer ’09 and met the fabulous ladies of Be Bright Pink. Unless you have been living under a rock for the last several years, linking charity and pink should already tell you it’s all about breast cancer awareness. Early detection is key to breast cancer survival, and the pink ribbon serves as a reminder for women to preform self exams each month. Be Bright Pink takes that concept a step further.
They support and provide education to young women who are high risk for breast or ovarian cancers. Their programs include support forums, education, advocacy, mentors and monthly e-mail reminders. Not only will they send you alerts when it is time for your monthly exam, they equip you with all the tools you need—including a how-to guide and references. They are even launching a mobile text alert system in October!
This isn’t just pink, it’s bright pink!
One of the things that has always been a party of our mission is encouraging our community to get involved and share with others, even when they are on a tight budget themselves. It is often surprisingly easy to help others just by being aware of what is available to you. Thankful Thursday is our chance to share the opportunities, organizations and services we have found!