This photo belongs to a friend, and she has kindly allowed me to borrow it. I just couldn’t pass on sharing these little red boots on the feet of cute little Lily. I know, the spiffy kicks are not pink, and there’s no obvious breast cancer message attached to them, but there is some hidden meaning, if you really think about it.
Lily is a wee one, innocently making a shiny fashion statement, no idea what lies ahead as she grows into a bigger girl, a teenager, a young adult, a woman. Gosh, she’s got so much greatness ahead of her — school, friends, jobs, relationships, hopes, and dreams.
There’s also some scary stuff — like breast cancer. You see, Lily belongs to camp that is threatened. Unless things get better, she will inherit a 1 in 8 chance of diagnosis, and that makes me just plain sad.
Here’s my plea: Let Lily and her red boots remind you of all the little girls in the world who deserve a future free of breast cancer. Do your part to make their world a better place — educate yourself, teach your girls how to care for their bodies, spread awareness, donate your time (and money if you have some to spare). You don’t have to get all caught up in pink products. In fact, I suggest you don’t.
Think red instead.
Think Lily’s red boots.