A few times recently I have been asked about the pink ring I'm wearing. It's the new "Promise Ring" that Susan G. Komen for the Cure is selling, to raise awareness of breast cancer. It symbolizes the promise that two sisters made to end breast cancer forever. My youngest sister works for Komen and gave me this ring, so we are another two sisters making a promise to end breast cancer forever. If you're interested in obtaining your own ring, go to the Komen for the Cure link at the bottom of this post.
I have several friends who have beaten breast cancer, no doubt due in part to this wonderful organization and the research money they have raised. But because of a dear friend's battle with lung cancer--no, she never smoked and wasn't around smokers, not that we should even have to say that (Go Marcia, you are BEATING IT!) and my own brush with colon cancer (go have your colonoscopy, it's a life saver!) , I wish we could get THOSE two cancers in front of everyone. Maybe then we could get rid of the social stigmas associated with lung and colorectal cancers and raise more money for research to end those two cancers as well because those are the two deadliest cancers we have! http://ww2.komen.org/marketplace/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=706-07501