The Power of Pink Challenge!

Four years ago, Hubby had just moved to India for a 3-month work assignment. It was summer and I was living on my own for the first time in a while. The day after he left, my mom called. She had breast cancer… It wasn’t a good diagnosis, but she seemed optimistic. After a mastectomy, very aggressive chemo-therapy, followed by 30 days of radiation, my mother had beaten the cancer. It was a very difficult time for the entire family. My mom stayed optimistic throughout the whole ordeal. She loved to take off her wig when you had your back turned just to scare the crap out of you when you turned around.

It seems that now everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer. In honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, I present this challenge to you:

make something PINK

It can be anything as long as it’s pink. While you’re doing it, think of the people in your life who have been affected by this disease. Do your monthly self-exam or your mammogram (ok you might not want to do this while you’re cooking/baking, but at least think about it and remember to do it in the shower or to call and get a mammogram appointment). This disease can be beaten especially with early detection and increased awareness.

Here are the rules:
1. Make something, anything, that comes out pink – use any ingredients you want (you can double this up for another blogging event if you’d like)
2. Post your pink food by October 31
3. Include the logo and link back to this post in your post
4. Email me at beantownbaker[at]gmail[dot]com – include:
      – Your name and location (city/state/country)
      – Name of your blog
      – Link to your post
      – Picture (or permission to pull one out of your post)
If you don’t have a blog and would like to participate, just send me your information as well as the recipe used and I will post it here for you.

I dedicate this challenge to my mother and her two sisters who have also had breast cancer.

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4 Responses to “Landscape Monday”

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    CB — September 16, 2008 at 4:07 am

    I love that first picture with the park bench in the background and the tree branch upclose. Awesome. I think I need your camera.
    /Clara

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    Jen — September 16, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    I do love it. Like I said I’m sure you’ll be really happy with whatever you decide.

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    Steph — September 16, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    The swingset is great, that blue really pops. And that handrail looks like a skateboarders dream, awesome perspective on that shot!

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    the country life — September 17, 2008 at 2:15 am

    I really like the swingset. I’m with Steph, that blue really pops. But my favorite is the passageway. It is such an interesting picture. Nice job.

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