Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Go Pink!

What do you all think of the pink?! Pretty snazzy, if I do say so myself. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and being that we're a site founded, designed and written by women we couldn't not turn the site pink for a while. I've no doubt that every one of our readers has been affected by breast cancer in some way. I personally have an aunt who is a survivor.

Let's talk about the NFL's campaign called "A Crucial Catch". First, I need to tell you that big burly men running around in pink shoes and gloves is adorable. I love it. But, the Crucial Catch campaign is about much more than making me want to pinch B.J. Raji's cheeks (who am I kidding, I always want to pinch his cheeks).

"You want to pinch my WHAT?" Just your face cheeks, man. Calm down.

He's like a giant teddy bear.

Seriously, though, the NFL really does a great job of supporting the fight against breast cancer. If you head over to NFL.com/Pink you will find links to schedule your yearly mammogram, buy pink NFL items, walk to raise money and even a toolkit for high schools to get their football teams involved. All month long players, refs and coaches will wear pink to bring awareness to the cause.

I know a lot of us here at From the Sidelines aren't big on pink. I checked my closet this morning and I have one pink shirt. One. But, when it comes to our health and the health of our loved ones I have no doubt we'd dress in pink head-to-toe if it would remind one woman to do a breast exam. In lieu of dressing in all pink I made this:

It's catchy a little slogan, no? Came up with that all on my own. I may actually be 12 years old.
If you like us on Facebook, you may have noticed the photo was posted the other day. Feel free to share it. Spread the boobie love.

Here's something you may not know: Our very own Allyson makes jewelry. Head over to Daisy & Elm and check out The Pink Campaign. Lots of lovely pink jewelry and part of the proceeds go Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure. Hurry, though. Her items tend to go quickly. Daisy and Elm (and more info on her pink campaign) can be found on Facebook.

There's a million other things I'd like to talk about and sites I'd love to link to, but some of our other contributors want to write posts this month. So I won't be a hog. But I will say, one more time, check your boobies!


  1. Love all of this, you did a great job!

  2. Hurray for boobies! Excellent work Cathy!!! ox

  3. Cathy..I looked at who follows your blog and saw I am really out numbered here which will allow me to get up on my soap box and preach to the masses.

    It was Nov. 26, 2005 and my wife and I were sitting in a room in the Woman's Health Center of a hospital in Allentown, PA when a Doctor came in and uttered those words no one should ever hear..."You have a 3rd..possibly 4th stage cancerous mass in your right breast. It is HR2+ which means this is a highly progressive type of tumor." Those words began a 16 month journey that took us through hell and then back to heaven.

    I am happy to report that my wife celebrated her 5th year of recovery this past June. A routine mammogram saved her life.

    Have you gal's had your mammogram? Your life may depend on it !!!

    Thanks for letting me "preach" for a few minutes.

  4. @Jeff - I'm so so so glad your wife was able to kick cancers ass! Thanks for sharing your story and reminding us all of how truly important those routine check ups are!

  5. I TOTALLY have my Crucial Catch pink Packer's shirt. Big ol packer fan here!