Saturday, October 2, 2010

Are you Pink? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The pink ribbon has become synonymous with the cause that has touched the lives of so many women (and men).
I would like to share this beautiful video compiled by bewellonline from YouTube (featuring the amazing song I Run For Life by Melissa Etheridge) with my readers, and invite you to post the pink ribbon on your blog to help the cause.

See below for the lyrics that accompany the lovely images in this video.



To save this ribbon (transparent PNG), right click on the image and select Save As. Share it on your blog, on your header, in your email signature, forum signatures, and wherever else you can help spread awareness.


For more information about Breast Cancer, its awareness campaigns, symptoms, early detection, treatments, and survivor stories, please visit any or all of the websites below.



Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Pink Ribbon
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Feel Your Boobies
Breast Cancer Care UK


Don't forget to feel your boobies every month. Mark your calendar, sign up for monthly reminder emails, and remind your friends.  Early detection is our best defense.

I Run For Life 
lyrics by Melissa Etheridge

  • It's been years since they told her about it
  • The darkness her body possessed
  • And the scars are still there in the mirror
  • Everyday that she gets herself dressed
  • Though the pain is miles and miles behind her
  • And the fear is now a docile beast
  • If you ask her why she is still running
  • She'll tell you it makes her complete
  • [Chorus:]
  • I run for hope
  • I run to feel
  • I run for the truth
  • For all that is real
  • I run for your mother, your sister, your wife
  • I run for you and me, my friend
  • I run for life
  • It's a blur since they told me about it
  • How the darkness had taken its toll
  • And they cut into my skin and they cut into my body
  • But they will never get a piece of my soul
  • And now I'm still learning the lesson
  • To awake when I hear the call
  • And if you ask me why I am still running
  • I'll tell you I run for us all
  • [Chorus:]
  • I run for hope
  • I run to feel
  • I run for the truth
  • For all that is real
  • I run for your mother your sister your wife
  • I run for you and me my friend
  • I run for life
  • And someday if they tell you about it
  • If the darkness knocks on your door
  • Remember her remember me
  • We will be running as we have before
  • Running for answers
  • Running for more
  • I run for hope
  • I run to feel
  • I run for the truth
  • For all that is real
  • I run for your mother, your sister, your wife
  • I run for you and me my friend
  • I run for hope
  • I run to feel
  • I run for the truth
  • For all that is real
  • I run for your mother your sister, your daughter, your wife
  • For you and me my friend
  • I run for life
  • Ohohohoooh
  • I run for your mother your sister your wife
  • I run for you and me my friend
  • I run for life

8 comments:

kittykill said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you so much for the reminder. You are truly wonderful!

kym said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for the reminder...I wasn't able to understand this...I would love a CC version to help spread the word to Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

PS. I put your button on my blog! I've got one also, feel free to use it on yours.

AlwaysInspired said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wonderful post! I'm putting the ribbon on my blog too!

AlphaBetsy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

As the daughter of a survivor thank you for this. I'm adding your ribbon to my blog. <3

kym said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the lyrics Heidi! You rock.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you SO much for posting this article!! i LOVE the ribbon!!!! :)

Tess said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Such a touching post.

penibear said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It's great you're promoting this - I am recovering from the 'evil disease' as we speak - thanks for the ribbon!