Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Party in Pink

Who? All of us! Invited by FringeGirl, our sweet and sassy hostess, who celebrates her one year blogiversary today.


What? A Party in Pink, to celebrate those who've survived breast cancer, to support those living it; to honor them all.


Where? At Something She Wrote. On The Domestic Fringe, and across the blogosphere, too. Visit here for more details and linkage.


When? October 7th, 2009 - TODAY


Why? Because pink is pretty -- and it's the color of breast cancer awareness.


How? Spread the word, share the button, your link, step into your party shoes of pink. My family's dressed and ready.




Alright, my littlest was sleeping, so I had to improvise. Her intentions are sincere.




Okay, so my husband has no party shoes. Nor does he have pink ones. But he humors me.


Cute shoes and sillies aside, I invite you to honor someone whose life has been affected by breast cancer. Leave their name and/or story in the comments section for this post. Warm thoughts and prayers will be offered for each.


Happy Party in Pink Day! Join us, won't you?

31 comments:

Tamika: said...

What an awesome idea!

There are so many affected by cancer it's painful to recall them all sometimes.

I will honor a dear sister, that just lost her battle last month. Caroline Cannon, a fierce warrior for the Lord. A wife, mother, sister, and friend to many.

Blessings to her family and each of you...

thedomesticfringe said...

Cute idea with the shoes...very creative. Thanks for joining Party in Pink! I pray it's an encouragement to women everywhere. Party on!

-FringeGirl

Lori said...

Oh, what a wonderful thing, Janna. I'm taking our my pink handbag!

Jody Hedlund said...

Thanks for promoting awareness of this. So many of us will have to deal with breast cancer at some point if we haven't already. So, even though I haven't personally been affected by this cancer yet, I still want to offer support to those who have!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Tammi, a friend from church fights on...knowing when her time is done here on earth, she'll get to throw her arms wide to the everlasting Savior.

Great idea!
~ Wendy

Rebecca Nazar said...

A lovely idea. My thoughts and prayers to all survivors and those currently battling.

I don't have pink shoes, so I'm going to wear my Eeyore watch that plays "You Are My Sunshine". The watchband is pink.

Janna Qualman said...

Tamika - Thank you for leaving Caroline's name.

FringeGirl - It was a wonderful idea you had. I feel a strong connection to so many people today, all because of the color pink.

Lori - Yay! Thanks for taking part.

Jody - Sad as it is, you're so right.

Wendy - Tammi. Thank you.

Becca - I love that. Thank you.

Jill Kemerer said...

I love the shoes!! Did you notice the NFL players were wearing pink accessories on Monday night football? I loved it!

My aunt and uncle, who are married to each other, are both breast cancer survivors. Yes, men can get this terrible disease too. I worry about my cousin, their daughter. I mean, how much do her odds of getting it increase with two parents having it?

Thanks for bringing awareness--and for all the pink!

Debbie said...

That is a great idea!

Janna Qualman said...

Jill, that is awesome! Go NFL.

Debbie - Thanks to FringeGirl for thinking it up!

Janna Qualman said...

My grandmother, Melba, is a survivor.

Tess said...

Wonderful idea and adorable pics. I love how your hubby humored you - too funny.

Today I'll honor:

two friends who have beat the odds (Debbie and Ann)

my grandmother who - at 87 - is a fah-bul-ous survivor

and my great grandmother who was not so blessed

Strange Fiction said...

This is great Janna! One of my aunts had a double masecomy a few years back, one of the lucky ones, she's still going strong!

JLC said...

Very clever post! I love the pictures! (Even made me chuckle!)

I will be keeping those who are suffering from cancer in my prayers and in my heart. My mother suffered from cancer twice. It wasn't breast cancer, but every cancer sufferer has the same emotional and physical issues. Hopefully we can eradicate it completely.

Thanks for posting this!

Melanie Avila said...

Great idea and very cute pics.

Sadly, I can't think of any survivors that I know. My husband's mother, Esperanza, died two and a half years ago after a year-long fight with breast cancer and is the reason we're here now. Ironically, her name means hope.

My friend Vivian died at the beginning of this year after years battling breast cancer.

Both their deaths have touched us deeply.

Lazy Writer said...

I have two. Rochelle Silvers, my mother-in-law, survivor. And Deb Lewis, good friend, battling it now. I tried to get my boys to wear pink. They just wouldn't do it.

Jessica said...

I join you in spirit. Alas, no pink shoes here. :-) My grandma, my best friend's mom and my mother-in-law are all breast cancer survivors. :-)

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

i'd like to honor my mother! she's a breast cancer survivor going on 7 years!

Barbara Mood, 65 years old

love this idea!

jeannie
Where Romance Meets Therapy

Nadine said...

I don't know any survivors but my friend Megan lost her mother to breast cancer when she was very young.

Loved the pics of the shoes! Very cute!

Lynnette Labelle said...

Great idea! You're husband's a keeper.

I left a little something for you on my blog. Check it out.

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Janna Qualman said...

Tess - I'll let my hubby know his work boots got a lot of attention. ;) Thank you, Tess, for honoring each of those women.

Strange Fiction - That's great news!

JLC - We shall certainly remember your mom.

Melanie - Esperanza is a gorgeous name. Thanks for leaving it here.

Susan - You get a double A for effort! Thinking of Deb.

Jessica - Another great list of survivors! Thank you, Jessica.

Jeannie - Thank you! Barbara, bless you.

Nadine - I'm sure your friend would appreciate your mention of her. Thanks.

Lynnette - He'll be glad to know. ;) And thanks for the award!

Kara said...

Love the pink shoes and the tribute!
I honor a childhood friend of mine who was diagnosed in her 20's, already in stage 4. Recently the fight has been very difficult...I honor her fighting spirit and all women and men that have fought the fight!

lakeviewer said...

Pink thoughts. I can gather pink clouds and pink thoughts and send them your way.

T. Anne said...

Oh I love a great party!!! I'm sending up my pink prayers and of course will wear something pink today in honor of such a wonderful event. (even if it is to bed, the hour is getting late). Pass the punch!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

My mother had breast cancer and her sister died of breast cancer. I'm told that one or more of my father's sisters have had it too, but haven't been able to get details. So my risk is high and more so by other factors. My mammogram is scheduled the first week in Dec. and as always, I'm apprehensive but glad I'm doing it.
If all goes well, I will be wearing my pink shirt and shorts to celebrate!

Janna Qualman said...

Kara - What a strong friend you have! Thanks for lifting her up here.

lakeviewer, I'm ready for 'em. Thank you.

T. Anne - By all means! ;)

Donna, be sure to let me (us) know, and I'll wear pink too!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Oh, how cute the shoe photos are-- you are so clever!

My Aunt Lois died of breast cancer many years ago. She'd tolerated a horrible marraige for decades, but right before she passed she stroked her husband's face, saying, "This is the face I've loved all these years." I was thrilled that she'd forgiven before she met the Lord.

So glad you're participating in this, Janna.

Barbara said...

My mom, Ruth, died many years ago of breast cancer. I will not go that way. Hear me?

Thanks for this post, Janna.

Stonefox said...

I LOVE IT! Your pictures rock! What a pep you've added to my morning over here! Love the creativity :)

Janna Qualman said...

Jen - Here's thinking of Aunt Lois!

Barbara - Thanks for leaving your mom's name.

Heidi - Thanks! Aren't little feet the cutest? ;)

Woman in a Window said...

Yes, warm prayers and cute feet.
xo
erin