NOLA Has Pink Power

So how ’bout them Saints? Woo Hoo! Was that a great game or what? And how much did we love the players in their hot pink shoes ‘n gloves in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month? That rocked! As BrookeAhleyB tweeted, “hott guys slappin ass with pink gloves. AND we’re winning???? BEST. GAME. EVER.” Yes, indeed!

Great Breast Cancer Awareness tees from Zazzle.

Which brings me to two things about BCA Month I want to tell y’all about.

First, this Saturday, October 11 is the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event at the Lakefront Arena. Here is the link to all the information. The site says, “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is your opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors, remember people we have lost, and raise funds and awareness to help end this disease. Making Strides is not a race; it is a celebration of survivorship, an occasion to express hope, and a shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love.”

Miss Malaprop has started her own team, Craft for a Cure Louisiana, “for crafters, artists, friends and family who want to make a difference and put an end to breast cancer.” Please consider joining or donating to her team. I daresay most of us know at least one person who’s been touched in some way by this disease. This is a great opportunity to show your support and help highlight awareness in our city.

Second, I want to point you to the Flickr group “Pink Ribbon 2009″. Thanks to HauntedFleurDeLy’s for bringing this group to my attention by inviting me. She is a very talented photographer and I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying her photo’s on Flickr for a few years now. Unfortunately, I see she’s moved physically from NOLA but I know this city will always be a part of her. And no, I haven’t posted any photo’s on there yet but I hope to add something worthy soon. If anyone out there has photo’s appropriate to the theme, I’m sure they would be welcome.

Women, I know you hear it all the time but it can never be stressed too often:
~ Get informed
~ Perform self-exams on a regular basis
~Familiarize yourselves with the ACS screening guidelines
~ Be proactive! Knowledge is power!

Local Resources for free/low cost mammograms:

St. Thomas Breast Imaging Center
504-529-5560
1020 St. Andrew
Free/Low Cost Mammo’s for women 40-65

LA Breast and Cervical Health Program
888-599-1073
1615 Poydras, Suite 1400
Free/Low Cost Mammo’s for women 40-64