Blue is for boys and pink is for girls, usually. But Sunday football has revealed an oxymoron of pink flashes donning professional athletes. Why? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In 1943, Susan Goodman was born followed three years later by her sister, Nancy. Did either of them realize the influence they would have on professional football or even the impact they would have on the world? Not likely. By age 33, Susan, now Mrs. Komen, was diagnosed with breast cancer and died three years later in 1980. Nancy, now Mrs. Brinker, felt the results might have been different with better research and education. In 1982, to fulfill a promise to her sister, Brinker founded the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in hopes to end the deadly disease. She was moved by passion to take a step forward.
Nancy cared and acted. The world was changed.
The Susan G Komen for the Cure is the most widely known, largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States. To date Komen has invested almost $2 billion in research, education, advocacy, health services and social support programs in the U.S., 100,000 volunteers and in partnership with 50 countries.
How will the world change because you care?
Is there something you have a passion about? Take your first step if it has value and the world may be changed. Just do it! And, keep doing it!
Now, on to the food! Pink, of course. Cole slaw.
In my new toy, the VitaMixer, I put 1/2 of a red cabbage (chunked), 1/2 of a green cabbage (chunked), 1/2 onion and water to cover all. On the #2 setting, pulse until the cabbage is chopped to desired size. Drain off the water and place cabbage mix in a glass bowl. (If you don’t have a VitaMixer, you can just grate the cabbages and onion to desired size.)
Add 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, and 1/4 cup granulated sugar (raw turbinado can be used). Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper can be added to taste. Mix thoroughly, cover and let it “marinate” in the refrigerator. (you might want to adjust the amount of mayo, vinegar and sugar)
Share your story.
If you are a Cancer Survivor or have a loved one who is, please share your victory in the comments below. If you want to honor a lost one, please do that. This is a battle we must win. Work for a cure.