Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Pink House

Hubs' mother did not survive her battle with breast cancer but I know she was very supportive of breast cancer research. Breezy and Deanie were ZTAs in college and their philanthropy was/still is breast cancer awareness. The effort has become ingrained within our family.

This is one of my favorite photos of my MIL.

Deanie still runs the Race for the Cure every year and gets the pink hair extensions each October.

And then there's Joanie Lucas who was joined by neighbors, volunteers and Yoplait in painting her entire house bright pink to remind people that the fight against breast cancer starts right next door! Joanie will keep her house pink for the month of October to symbolize women across the country who are working to make a difference in their neighborhoods and communities through programs like Yoplait´s Save Lids to Save Lives and their local Komen Race for the Cure.

There is a webcast at Yoplait's facebook page featuring Joanie Lucas, Komen representative Michele Ostrander, and Yoplait representative Berit Morse where they discuss Joanie´s efforts and simple ways people can support the cause. If you'd like to watch inspirational interviews with breast cancer survivors, you can still visit the Yoplait Facebook page to see the video. You'll also get to see Joanie's face when her house was unveiled!

Here are a couple of pictures:

It seems as though it's gotten to the point where everyone at least knows someone who knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer, doesn't it? The more we know, the more we can help! Now, let's get out there and SAVE THE BOOBIES!

What are you doing to help raise breast cancer awareness?


  1. Love the message of this post. Love love love the pink hair extensions! And the pink house: what's not to love!

  2. In 2006 I did the Breast Cancer 3 Day, one of the best experiences of my life!

  3. Sandra- I love those pink hair extensions too- I've got to find a place around here that does it!

    Fatoutofskinny- I am determined to do the 5K---hopefully next year!

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog from the over 40 bloghop. I am now following you as well.

    I am also an emptynester and am very interested in exploring your blog.


  5. Pink awareness, Bravo! Love the fact that your daughters are involved.

    Self exams: that is my mantra for myself and my encouragement to all the women in my family.

  6. Being as my mom had two mastectomies I do whatever I can whenever I can- short of running that is.

  7. Nice message and the pink hair extensions are great.
    I love the picture of your MIL she looks like she might have been fun to be around.

  8. Nice message. I like the pink house. I do like the photo of your MIL. Enjoy your Saturday

    Eva x

  9. I just love the enthusiasm! Your MIL's picture is priceless. She looks like she was a hoot. We've got some pink houses around here but I don't think it's got anything to do with BC. It's more like they got the paint off the back of the paint truck!

  10. LLL40- Thanks for stopping by, commenting and following! We'll have to keep in touch about this empty nest stuff!

    Michele- Self exams are a great idea! We do them too.

    Michele (aka BB)-Wow, I did not know that. And I, too, will not be doing the running thing. LOL

    FG- I like those too! I'm trying to find a place to do it around here. She loved family gatherings!

    Eva- Thanks! I like the pink house too! What a clever idea. I hope they're going to paint it back for her though!

    Barb- She LOVED family gatherings and laughed as often as possible. Around here the pink houses are for keeping the haints away--evil spirits. As are the purple ones and the fushia ones. And the ....LOL

  11. The post office sells a stamp that donates a portion to Breast Cancer research.

  12. Gail- I didn't know that! Thanks for telling me!

  13. Well you know what, there is something I do. I buy special breast cancer beads that with my purchase gives a percentage to breast cancer research and then I make my jewerly and donate a set to our local hospital for their annual breast cancer awareness banquet.
    Take care and have a blessed weekend.

  14. Oh I love the pink house! I know you know this, that I am a breast cancer survivor x two! ;) So like you and your daughters, research is big in our family as well. I have three daughters and so a cure in our lifetime is my #1 goal!!! Thanks for sharing, and I love the pink hair extensions! :)

  15. The hair extensions are so cute and I love that pic of MIL.

  16. Hi there. Love that photo of your mother in law. So joyful! It's so important to keep raising the profile of this terrible disease, and it's so good that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I think we all know someone who has been affected by it. That pink house is fantastic! Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

  17. The house is amazing and a wonderful way to support breast cancer awareness. I am saving my lids and also doing codes online from Dannon. Yes we all know someone someway and things have to change. We need the cure!

  18. Julie- What a fabulous idea!

    MT- Indeed it does! LOL

    MM- I did know that about you- and I thought about you when I wrote this post! I'm hoping to find someone to put in a pink hair extension for me today...wish me luck!

    Alessandra- Thanks! Hope you got some rest this weekend!

    Diane-It's amazing to me how prevalent breast cancer has become. I love the pink house too! What a great idea!

    Debby- It was a great idea, wasn't it? We DO need a cure!


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