The fabulous mod*mom has asked me to do so as part of the Pink for October effort to draw attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And so I obliged. Because she’s going through chemo and recovery right now as we speak, and who am I to say no to a strong survivor type with outstanding taste in home decor?
Of course I’m late to the party as always. And not fashionably late either–just late. But since we’ve still have like four seconds left in October, here I am, doing what I can.
Just changing the blog color and yapping about breast cancer, however, means squat, as both Gloria Steinem and Her Bad Mother will tell you. You gots ta do a little more than that for such a noble cause and shitty-ass disease.
And so I’d like to point you towards a really great site I recently discovered: Think Before You Pink.
Their premise is that there are plenty of companies doing good stuff this month in the name of BCA month–but also some doing not so good stuff the other 11 months out of the year. And so they help you navigate through the sea of pink ribbon marketing promotions, and even point out which companies–self-proclaimed “leaders in the fight against breast cancer”–happen to sell cosmetics containing potentially harmful chemicals. Yikes. If you have any intention of supporting a pink ribbon campaign from, say…Revlon?–it’s a good site to check out.
Another good site to check out? Cool Mom Picks. Uh-huh. Oh yes it is. We’ve been covering small independent companies all month that are donating proceeds to breast cancer research and prevention; everything from cool kids tees–ones you’d actually put your daughters in–to yummy chocolates we found on Mommytrack’d (the cool sites just keep coming today, don’t they). Just click on our October archives, scroll down, and look for the pink!
You know what pink looks like, don’t you?
If you’d like to go pink for October, this techspaz says if I can do it, you can do it. (Although I’m not sure I’ll ever get it back to white again.) Just change the 6 digit code after “Background” in your template to a pink code – find one to your liking here. Then just point your readers towards some do-gooding sites or causes or links. Easy.