Saturday, September 25, 2010

Let's Dish - The Big Pink Tribute

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the CDC,
"Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women. In 2006 (the most recent year numbers are available) 191,410 women were diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,820 women died from breast cancer."
What many of you do not know is that my husband's mother faught a long, hard battle with Breast Cancer until 2003 when she went to be with her King. Here at The Big Red Pot we are going to do tributes to those suffering from and those who have lost their battle with Breast Cancer. I would love so much if you would honor your loved ones, or yourself if you are currently diagnosed or are a living survivor of breast cancer by contacting me with the following:

1) Send in pictures of you or your loved one,

2) A food memory you have with them or something about cooking or food that is special to you in this time of difficulty

3) A recipe that is dear to you or was dear to them

I will put up as many women as I get in my inbox! Maybe some of you have something you have always wanted to say about them to others, here is your chance to move forward in your stage of healing. Maybe you have something you want to say to encourage other women going through the same things you went through in your very own battle, feel free to say it here!

Let's pay tribute to the women out there affected by Breast Cancer in some way - I can not wait to hear your stories. Please send me your information at thebigredpot at gmail dot com


Courtney said...

I am lucky enough to not know anyone who has had the disease. I am a big supporter of it though. I love me some pink products, just ask my husband. ;)

thebigredpot said...

Courtney that is such a blessing! I'm actually really happy you can say that :)

Angie said...

My sweet Nanny passed away with Alzheimers Disease, but had a battle with breast cancer. She never complained and was always encouraging and I know it's due to her being so close to the Lord. He gave her strength!!

Jill butler said...

This is really neat. I love that you are doing this. Our area is doing a recruit to join our local hospitals in, its a great cause and I love to hear stories. Great job on what you are doing.

KristaSuz said...

I love this! I'll have to find a picture of my grandma. She passed away when I was in middle school, but she had (and still has) such an amazing impact on my life, and I would LOVE for her to be remembered on your blog!

thebigredpot said...

Thank You everyone for your sweet comments! I look forward to hearing your stories and being a part of these great memories!

melissa said...

What a great idea! I lost my mom to breast cancer almost 2 years ago and think about her everyday. Almost one month to the day that my mom passed away, I found out I was pregnant. I think of my mom everyday I see that precious angel because I know she sent her to me. I have to go through my pics and find a good one to send and my mom's famous chicken casserole recipe!!