Pink for practice!
I didn’t even make him do it. Joey came to me the other day and asked if he could wear pink socks for football practices during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Of course,” I told him, and so I went out shopping this afternoon for pink over-the-calf socks, but no luck. I did find these hot pink numbers, though, and Joey was plenty happy to put them right on. He fixed up his cleats with the pink laces I picked up, too. He loves them, he told me.
Pink for school!
Danny got pink laces, also, and he plans to sport them at school tomorrow. He’s not quite as excited as Joey about the prospect of turning pink, but he’s game — for tomorrow, at least. And that’s good enough for me.
Bad hair day, February 2005
I told you hair loss is a biggie when it comes to cancer and chemo, right?
It’s so big, in fact, that one woman (a student specializing in Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Tecnology at Central Michigan University) is studying the topic, trying to formulate the best designs for headwear in order to improve the quality of life for women whose hair is lost to chemotherapy.
And who can better communicate ideas for great cover-up solutions than women who have lost their locks?
What follows are instructions on how you can throw in your two cents on the topic of headwear for hair loss. There’s a survey (takes 10 minutes, tops, and is completely anonymous), plus a blog where you can spill the beans about what you think (also anonymous if you wish).
- Complete an on-line anonymous survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HeadwearForHairLoss. (This survey is designed for women who have hair loss right now or have had it in the past year.)
- Visit the blog dedicated to this study and comment (anonymously if preferred) on headwear-related topics. The blog can be reached at http://headwearhairloss.blogspot.com/(All women who have ever had chemotherapy-related hair loss are welcome to visit and leave feedback.)
Please participate if you can — you might just make the chemo road easier for those who must travel it after you.
DealTaker.com, the premier destination for consumers looking to spend less and get more, has got some breast cancer stuff going on.
DealTaker.com — the place for coupons and deals — is giving 10 cents of any purchase made through the site to the Avon Foundation, and also, aggregating all online stores that are also supporting the cause. Ten cents might not seem like a big deal, but in this case, DealTaker.com has already raised $716, and it’s only October 6. Plus, they are committed to donating up to $10,000, which is really pretty generous!
Why is breast cancer awareness important to DealTaker.com? Because the site’s founder developed DealTaker.com in order to stay home to care for his wife who was stricken with the disease.