We've seen a lot of pink lately.
There's pink ribbons on a lot of outfits lately, volleyball players are selling pink spoons, my favorite football players are wearing pink shoes and there was even a pink ribbon emblazoned on the bag of potato chips I gave my daughter last night. And I think we could use even more.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month the pink ribbons are everywhere, reminding us all that there's a real battle being fought against a disease that is ripping apart families everywhere.
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year and over 40,000 women are expected to die from the disease this year alone.
One way to help is to simply buy a magnet.
Robin Pendergrast of RFP Photography has created magnets and night lights with the pink ribbon we've all seen this month. The $10 cost of the magnets will go to the Centegra Gaver's Cancer Center.
The magnets are available at , Read Between The Lynes in Woodstock, the Oct. 16 craft fair at McHenry County College and at the studio at 101 N. Main St. in Crystal Lake.
Night lights are available by contacting RFP Photography at (815) 477-3480.
For more information on how to help in the fight against breast cancer visit the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month web site.