Looking around our communities the past couple of months, there have been efforts to wear colors in support of finding cures and honoring those with childhood and breast cancer.
September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with a Gold Out promotion. This month is Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Gold Out promotion was delayed at the Pleasanton Schools. So, this Friday, October 14 at the Pleasanton volleyball and football games, fans are encouraged to fill the gyms and stands by wearing gold. The idea is being coordinated by Angel Miller and Kelly Pickel – both mothers of children with cancer. The Pickels lost their son, Dustin, in 2014. The Millers son, Gunner, is currently battling Ewing Sarcoma.
The Rockdale families joined together to raise awareness and funds through selling gold colored t-shirts where $6 of the $10 cost goes directly to fighting cancer. Shirts may still be available at Sherrys Convenience Store.
The well known pink ribbon and pink accessories have also been seen around the county.
Pleasantonootball players were sporting pink socks, arm bands and such on the field, the Pacesetters had pink pompoms and the cheerleaders wore pink bows at the football game last Friday.
Driving by Price Chevrolet, 2035 West Oaklawn, you cant help but notice the huge pink ribbon on their Chevrolet logo signage. Chevrolet is also donating $5 to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer posts to Twitter and Instagram and using the hashtag #IDriveFor for each submission.
These simple ways to show support to those who have battled cancer and those who are facing treatments help keep these warriors in the forefront of our everyday lives.
The way I see it, do what you can to honor and keep the awareness up. Also, during this month, let us know if you or your place of business is going Pink or Gold. Send us your photos and we will post them on our Facebook page.
SUE BROWN is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.