What does September 1st mean to you?
Growing up, it meant I was that much closer to school starting (back home school starts the day after Labor Day).
For my friend Shelley, it’s her birthday (happy birthday Shelley!)
But now as an adult – as a mommy – September 1st means much much more to me.
Every October we see the pink.
The grocery stores sport the pink and raise money for breast cancer.
The NFL sports their pink uniforms and raise all this attention for breast cancer.
But where is the gold in September?
Recently, I wrote a letter to the Kroger stores (our local chain) and asked them to go gold for September.
I even wrote a public letter to the NLF Commissioner to convince them to go gold for September.
As of today, I have not heard back from either party. In fact, as of today (August 31st) Kroger stores are already sporting pink! Breast Cancer month isn’t for another month, yet they skip the gold and go straight to the pink.
I was further informed today that the White House has rejected the proposal to turn the White House gold for September – yet they turn pink for October.
It disgusts me to know that people do not care as much about childhood cancer as they do about breast cancer. Why does breast cancer get all the attention?
Every day the month of September, I will be sharing facts about childhood cancer as well as where you can donate to help.
“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” – Dr. Seuss