Showing off your pink pride during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a favorite thing to do with survivors and supporters alike.
Thousands of hats, shirts, and other pink breast cancer items are sold in October. Millions of tiny pink ribbons are worn to support the cure for breast cancer and hope for many women.
Also, countless numbers of people show support of Breast Cancer Awareness by participating in fundraising events. Have you strapped on your pink running shoes for the Komen Race for the Cure? If a walk is more your speed, how about the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure? Have you joined a local support group? Have you joined efforts with other supporters to hold a fundraiser or night out?
In McHenry County several events have helped raise awareness and support for breast cancer including:
- The Paws for a Cause Dog Walk helped raise money for the Centegra Gavers Breast Center in Crystal Lake.
- Earlier this month the Crystal Lake Jaycees hosted the Shooter for Hooters Pool Tournament and Art Auction in Algonquin.
- The Care4Breast Cancer 5K Race and Walk at Woodstock North High School helped the Family Health Partnership Clinic in Woodstock.
- Several breast cancer support groups around McHenry County are meeting every week.
- Local businesses got in on the action and held special promotions for breast cancer awareness month.
- Several local schools participated in raising funds and support for the cause.
We want you to tell us your story in the comments below. How do you participate and show your pink pride in the community?
Don't forget to print out the image of the attached Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon to show your support! Post it in the window of your home or on a community bulletin board around town.