October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and I just went for my usual screening today with a bone marrow density scan thrown in for good measure. These old ballerina, former anorexic bones need early intervention loves.
Ladies: do it. Gents: you too.
I'm an equal opportunity nagger as I have a son, a dad and a brother and I think the last thing we need to do is get bogged down in any gender stuff. And as the crafting community is all about getting the word out in fibre and fun, here are some big, bold, boob-i-ful - I had to say it, alliteration issues, remember?? - craft patterns.
There's something for everyone whether you favour one stick or two, are a guy, girl, survivor or supporter. Whatever gets the word out is a good thing. This is NOT just about the colour pink - beribbon your Facebook profile picture, buy a pink ribbon pin, or special lipstick all you want - just remember the human face behind all the froufrou. We want an end to cancer, not landfills in pretty colours or meaningless social media memes. A little bit of fun is a great way to get conversations going so... Voilà!
For more information in Canada, here is a link that includes lots of events and ways to get involved: the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
If you'd like to share an information link for your own country's national breast cancer foundation, please feel free to do so in a comment.
Here's one more pattern, a little more subtle and for my crochet peeps. You can find this one on Ravelry as: Crochet Awareness Ribbon Scarf (Pink for Breast Cancer or other Causes). You can customize the ribbon colour (deep blue for M.E.!) and it's free :)