Brought to you by Cancer Council NSW
When was the last time you told your closest friends and family that you love them and appreciate them. I am not talking about a “love you” at the end of a phone call or during a wave goodbye I am talking about a genuine, heartfelt, focused “I love you” or “I am so grateful to have you in my life”.
Sadly for most people it often takes bad things to happen before we are pushed to muster up the courage to tell people how we really feel. Most of us know what I am talking about. We get so bogged down in everyday life and its routine that we forget , we are too busy or we are too tired to tell those around us how much we love and appreciate them. It often takes a sudden change or threat to the future in some way to stop us in our tracks.
For most of us at some point we would have experienced the reality of an unexpected situation. Did you know every day in Australia, around 50 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY
I think it is pretty safe to say that just about every women in Australia would know as least one other women who is struggling or has struggled with breast or gynaecological cancer at some point in their life.
I can only really imagine how difficult it would be to get a diagnosis like this and more than ever I know I would need the support and love of my friends and family. Even without the diagnosis we all still need the support and love of our friends and family just in a different way.
This October, Cancer Council NSW is encouraging all women to make a #PinkRibbonPromise to someone close to them and show their support for all women who have been, or are affected by breast or a gynaecological cancer.
We need to tell those around us that we care about then when things are great AND when times are tough and what a fantastic way to do that by joining this great initiative to not only brighten the day of your closest friend or family member but to support women all over Australia who are affected by breast and gynaecological cancer.
I have made a pledge below to one of my best friends with my #pinkribbonpromise to her: I encourage you to take 2 minutes to send a long awaited promise to someone special to you … don’t wait till the perfect time as it will never arrive PLUS things are always more touching when they are unexpected and random.
You can make your very own promise by going here and it literally only takes a few minutes.
Below is also a great little short video of two sisters and how they stood by each other in the good times and in the tough times.
There are a number of other ways you can Unite in Pink and show your support for Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon during October this year and they include:
• Sharing a #PinkRibbonPromise with someone close to you, via here
• Hosting a Girls’ Night In or Pink Ribbon fundraiser
• Buying Pink Ribbon merchandise on Friday 24th October ahead of Pink Ribbon Day 2014
• Volunteering your time and joining thousands of generous volunteers across the country who will work together selling merchandise to help beat cancer this October
• Donating to Cancer Council Pink Ribbon this October. Big or small, your donation will help beat breast and gynaecological cancers
Written By Sam Shazzam aka School Mum