My daughter and I had our own little party in recognition of THINK PINK ~ Breast Cancer Awareness. We called it Girls Night of Pink, where we played a game of BUNCO ‘PINK’ version, enjoyed these great little cupcakes and had wonderful coffee from my PINK coffee machine and Mug Set.
We decided to have a SLEEP PINK PARTY and then watch a few movies, like Pretty in Pink and Princess Diaries, where life is up, down and everywhere in between. The movies served as a springboard of discussion about those we knew who had survived breast cancer from immediate family members to our one very close family friend, SUSAN. Susan has had to fight breast cancer, not once, but twice.
The first time Susan was caught off-guard and had feelings from rage to pity. We had just met Susan when she had her first battle with breast cancer, and she WON! She had treatments, surgery and a long recovery, and we were there every step of the way, but it was the second battle which really took the wind out of all of our sails. Susan lost her breasts to cancer, had to have reconstructive surgery but never left herself give -in to the hard battle. Susan fought the fight, going through medication, endless appointments and reconstructive surgery and then battled back even though she had hair loss, and weight gain she never stopped fighting. We watched all of this, helplessly, just there to lend a hand. Susan kept fighting the fight with her Dr.’s and we stood by her side. It was hard to just watch and not interfere because this was a personal battle. We felt bad each day that Susan did not come outside, or go to get her mail(as this is when my kids would visit with her in the days before all this had happened). Instead, we got her mail for her, we brought her meals and the kids showed her undying affection. Susan won the battle that so many women lose and we feel blessed to have her in our lives!
After an evening of recanting, retelling and remembering, we champion the fight against breast cancer by a few hours of discussing Breast Cancer and how to support the fight!
***During the month of October, Estroven is providing women with the necessary tools to host a Sleep Pink-themed party on SleepPink.com. The site will allow party hosts to upload photographs of their events, and for every photo, the company will pledge $100 to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It will also provide information to help organize the Sleep Pink parties including downloadable invitations, menopause-friendly
drink and food recipe suggestions, as well as décor and entertainment ideas.
To find out how to host an Estroven Sleep Pink-themed party and raise funds for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, visit www.SleepPink.com.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Estroven. The opinions and text are all mine.