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Saturday, January 31, 2009

PINK..... TO REMEMBER....

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY...
GO CARDINALS...
WHY? CAUSE I LIKE THEIR QUARTERBACK !!
WOO HOO !!!
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Our FATHER IN HEAVEN sees every sparrow that falls and hears every prayer uttered to HIM....
BLESSED WE ARE !


THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO ALL WOMEN WHO HAVE BREAST CANCER OR HAVE HAD IT IN THE PAST ..
We all love you so much and think that you are some of the BRAVEST women that have ever walked the face of this planet !
Our hats off and our hearts out to ALL OF YOU PINK WARRIORS !!

PINK SATURDAY is hosted by BEVERLY each week..
stop by to see other PINKS bloggers have listed...
Many thanks to BEVERLY and to ALL bloggers playing this wonderful game of
PINK SATURDAY..
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We can post all kinds of PINK.
FUNNY, SILLY, SAD, PRETTY, UGLY.......SHE doesn't care as long as it is PINK...after all...

PINK IS AN ATTITUDE !!

so Beverly says !! and, I, for one BELIEVE her !!


LADIES, we must continue our fight against BREAST CANCER !
PLEASE continue to have mammograms, self exams and support the fight in every way that you can !
We MUST keep the fight against breast cancer alive ALL YEAR LONG...not just during the month of OCTOBER....
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Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women today (after lung cancer) and is the most common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1.3 million women will be diagnosed with breast cancer annually worldwide about 465,000 will die from the disease. Breast cancer death rates have been dropping steadily since 1990, according to the Society, because of earlier detection and better treatments.
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THE FOLLOWING are some PINKS that join in the

FIGHT FOR THE CURE....

I don't have breast cancer nor anyone in our family has it. I do have two very good friends that have fought it ......and both have won their fight. Praise be to our Heavenly Father and for all the awareness that is going on now. EARLY DETECTION is crucial ..

It is a cause that I have always felt very strongly about and is always on my mind. I don't have much money to donate......but, I CAN help to make awareness of this disease more available and....SO CAN YOU !

AND......so can fellas like this one ....

don't we love it and don't we appreciate it...
ooo, we sure do !!
DELTA AIR LINES....

the more PINK that's out there, the more we are all reminded...
Google this and read all about what a great thing they are doing.....



My grocery store, like yours, was full of PINK during
OCTOBER, BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH..
but WE CAN'T STOP THERE...we have to be reminded ALL YEAR LONG.....


I absolutely LOVE this.....
every time we see a touch of PINK, we remember our loved ones and friends
that have or have had this deadly disease and we
PRAY A LITTLE HARDER !



I know we ALL appreciate the companies that support the FIGHT FOR THE CURE....
I sure do and I try my very best to purchase PINK over anything else.
I just bought a beautiful PINK candle with 95% of the sales going to help
FIGHT THE FIGHT...there's so many other items out there to help the cause...
Just watch for them.....SOMEONE WILL THANK YOU !
Did you know you could buy PINK grocery bags with proceeds going to the
CURE ?
I didn't but.....I sure do now and I am getting some!
Imagine taking them in a grocery store, reminding someone of this dreaded illness and them going home, calling for their long over-due MAMMOGRAM ...all because they saw YOU with your PINK GROCERY BAGS....

WAY TO GO, GIRLS....JOIN THE FIGHT IN ANY WAY THAT YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH.....

Wearing PINK, giving PINK, just TALKING PINK
IS GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE !!


.......IT SAVES LIVES.....
These SURVIVOR ladies are holding a
PINK DAY EVENT ...
ooo, don't they all look PRETTY in PINK....

i've used this fabulous photo before but.....
i love it !
IF we all had a nice, large copy of this beauty hanging in our office or our computer room...living room, kitchen, even bath...wouldn't we be reminded of PINK SAVES LIVES in such a gentle way !

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This is an illness that CAN be beaten. We just have to keep it foremost in our minds so we are reminded to FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT....
The money earned thru all the wonderful ways our country has pitched in to help
FIGHT, has been put to good use in early detection, helping more women to have mammograms, the new, powerful drugs and new technology.

PINK IS TO REMEMBER.... !!!!!!

REMEMBER TO PRAY........

REMEMBER TO GIVE .............

REMEMBER TO FIGHT !!!!!!!!!!

FIGHT FOR THE CURE...
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love, bj

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don't forget to click, EVERY DAY, on the pink ribbons for free mammograms for the women that can't afford to pay for one. The clickable ribbons are on a lot of blogger sidebars.... mine included...
Would YOU think about adding a clickable button to YOUR sidebar ?

just OUR click EVERY day....MAKES A DIFFERENCE !


OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN , singer and ROBIN ROBERTS, of Good Morning America, are but two of the many celebrities that have fought and won the battle of BREAST CANCER....Just think of all the others, our own family members, our friends, other famous people, other people just like you and me......so many lives have been saved because WE CARE....

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU that continue to support THE FIGHT....!!

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MY PINK SATURDAY HUNK.....




ANY MAN THAT WILL WEAR PINK HAS GOTTA BE

A HUNK !!

don't ya love it !!!

go out today and buy your HONEY a pink shirt...he'll be glad you did...and so will you!

i did it !....love, bj

69 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

BJ,

You are just the best! You will inspire all who reads your post for PS! :-)

Bless you for reminding us how important is to take care of ourselves & spread the word that early detection is the best way to confront this terrible disease. And let all women (and men) who have beat the odds have the blessings of our Lord to never have to face this again & be forever an example of courage & a reminder to us do monthly self-exams and mammograms as recommended by our physicians!

Thank you again for caring & God bless!

xoxo
Jane

Chris said...

GM BJ, What an awesome post you had today. Your right, reminders are every where you look in the month of October, then it just goes away. You did a fantastic job here reminding us all to get an exam. No one in my family has had to deal with breast cancer, but I have many friends that have or do have it. I'll be sure to put the pink ribbon on my side bar.

Love Ya,
Chris

Marcela said...

Dear BJ
This post es excelent!!!
A great reminder. Thanks you BJ-
I am going on vacations for a few weeks. I won`t be able to visit you but I will as soon as I come back.

Kisses and hugs
Marcela

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ,

You go girl! This is a GREAT post!

My grandmother had breast cancer and beat it! PTL! I have had several close friends who have had it... some have won and some died battling to the end. Thanks for sharing this because people need to be aware. I hope some day that this disease will be over for good!

Happy Pink Saturday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Riet said...

A beautiful pink post and a wonderful reminder for all. Happy pink Saturday

Beth in NC said...

That is a beautiful post. We have a family member who beat breast cancer! This is an awesome idea (Pink Saturday).

Bless you!
Beth

Magnolia Memories08 said...

BJ
Just a beautiful touching post this morning.Breast Cancer is something that we need to stay on top of. So many friends has had cancer but stayed on top of it and did fine.Thank you for all pink that is out there for support og cancer.
Have A Great Pink Saturday.
Vikki

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!

You betcha! REAL MEN DO WEAR PINK!! Wes has a pink shirt and wears it proudly. I LOVE him in it! I lost one of my sisters to breast cancer. She had a long battle with cancer moving from her breast to her back. The same thing happened to one of my SILs. It's a fight that should be won by ALL. And I hope someday it IS!
Great post BJ! And by the way, I LOVE your fireplace!! It's so inviting... I'll be over for some tea by the fireplace!!

Big hugs, Sherry

CC said...

This is an awesome post and something we all need to keep in mind. I am a cancer survivor of 15 years and I'm thankful every day. It's a precious gift I've been given..these extra years with my family.
Happy Pink Saturday and than you for this post..

CC said...

This is an awesome post and something we all need to keep in mind. I am a cancer survivor of 15 years and I'm thankful every day. It's a precious gift I've been given..these extra years with my family.
Happy Pink Saturday and thank you for this post..

Terri and Bob said...

What a great reminder that we need to press on this battle with breast cancer. God bless you today and always!

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Oh dear Sweet BJ.....You know how I feel about the Breast Cancer cause.......THANK YOU for sharing this beautiful post...EVERYONE needs to be aware! Where did you find the pink ribbon grocery bag...PLEASE let me know...I have to get one......
I will be back later to view this POST again!
Ps. Crossing my fingers that TODAY is the day.....HAPPY PINK HUGS MY FRIEND!

Jorgelina said...

A beautiful pink post.
Happy Pink Saturday!!

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

What a wonderful pink post! LOVED each and every picture you had there!!!! I'm fighting breast cancer now, too, and coming to the end of my treatments soon! So I was cheering loudly as I read your post today! Thank you!

Cora

Deb said...

BJ, your the best!!! love the Go buy your man a pink shirt, that's where I am headed. My sister in law is a survivor. Bless you:) Have a great weekend:)

squawmama said...

Good Morning dear friend... Thanks for the support... Being a 2 year survivor myself I do whatever I can to help the cause... Early detection is what saved me... A mamogram... Now I go every 6 months and get checked.

I love you
(((HUGS)))
Donna

Smilingsal said...

My DIL's sister is a breast cancer survivor. I'm an ovarian cancer survivor. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

JudyBug said...

What a sweet post! I love the little pink hummingbird picture....and I never miss a mammogram!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

BJ, Happy Pink Saturday, What a beautiful inspiring post. Yet another reminder to take care of "us" to have exams and support the cause. Many blessings upon you my friend for another reminder.. have a super Pink Saturday.
hugs ~lynne~

Raggedy Girl said...

Absolutely great post. Thank you for sharing all these images.
Smiles from :>) Roberta Anne

Joy said...

Fantastic tribute BJ!

A Southern Sanctuary said...

A really great post! Thanks so much for visiting my site. It's always nice to make new friends. I guess there's not many who haven't known someone with breast cancer. My best friend is recovering from it now. Thanks to you, we can keep it fresh in our minds and pray for them.

God bless,
Lela Faye

Tara said...

BJ

Love your PINK messages!

Mimi said...

My mother died of breast cancer. There are no words I can think of to express the horror and pain I felt for her in the last weeks of her life. This disease MUST be fought until a cure is found.

Connie said...

First of all, hubby does wear pink! Pink isn't just an attitude with me or a decorating color for my PINKKKKK house, it's a way of life for this chick, honey. Happy pink saturday,
Smooches,
Connie

g said...

What a service you do to remind us. I do love all the clever ways people have found to spread the word. I totally love those ideas - the soup and the airplane! Wild!

My mammogram is scheduled for 2 weeks from now. Ow, ow! - but it's worth it.

Thanks, BJ - have a great Pink Saturday.

Sondra Behne' said...

What a wonderful post...for cancer is also every where you look.

SweetAnnee said...

I can't believe how much this post affected me..I got goose bumps and cried..God love ya
YES we need a cure..earlier detection..and WE need to be advocates

We WILL win this fight my friend

THANK YOU FOR
Faithful Frannie

I love her

and I love you

Love the pink man T..I want my hubby to have one

Deena

Claudie said...

BJ All I can say is YES to all here on your PINK SATURDAY.
Keep us going.
Love Claudie
new look new kind of me
BUBBLIN' OVER
oxox

Dixie's Whimsey said...

The power of PINK!

hugs. Dixie

dana said...

What a great Pink Post, BJ! Thanks for sharing all of those Pink Finds that help to remind us about continuing to fight the battle against breast cancer.

I reallllly liked the hunk in the pink shirt---you are so good about sharing those guys with us each week!

Hope you're having a great Pink Sat! Dana

Lana said...

Thank you for your thoughtful and inspiring post. Yes, we need to do all we can to keep the goal in sight -- an end to the horrible disease cancer. I just wanted to add we need to find a cure for ALL cancers.

Blessings, Lana

The Muse said...

Some have argued that the PINK has become to commercialized to mean anything anymore....

But...I disagree.

Thank you so much for the uplifting sentiments...and the renewal of our commitment to the CAUSE :)

*(let's sing and paint together, shall we?)

Anonymous said...

What a great post.

God Bless,
Kathy :)

Stacey said...

BJ, you come up with the best posts! We've had TOO MANY women in my husband's family effected by breast cancer. I even worry about my husband. It's so scary.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

My grandmother and great-grandmother both had breast cancer. In April, I had had pre-cancerous cells removed. I have to be very dilligent and get mammograms every 6 months. We must take care of ourselves! Thanks for a wonderful pink post!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

A perfectly pink inspirational post BJ. I have a good friend who has survived breast cancer. Self exams, mammograms, reminding friends and family...they are all sooo important!

beth at aunties said...

BJ,

This is a wonderful and such an important PINK post! This will hopefully save many lives by just getting that yearly mammogram. I have lost far too many friends and know too many who are suffering right now.
Thank YOU! May Heavenly Father continue to bless you. You truly are a jewel.
♥♥♥

Virginia said...

Very sweet Pink post.
Blessings,
Virginia :)

Becky said...

Oh yes, real men do wear pink!
Wonderful pink Saturday post. My mother passed with breast cancer and it is such a rotten disease. So keep up the great post like this one so we don't forget about it until October.
Hugs
becky

Beverly said...

Bravo! The fight continues. We must conquer all types of cancer.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear BJ.

ksarra said...

Hi BJ, if there were any people out in blogland who did not know of your generous, giving spirit, they will know now. Your "we can do this" attitude is an inspiration. PS I loved your post yesterday, and finding out about how your son installed it for you is sooo sweet. I didn't know the history behind it. Have a great weekend!

Cori G. said...

Hi BJ,

I'm always amazed at the pink everywhere and on everything. Target always has pink appliances and baking gadgets and so much more. Valentines day should be a great reminder too. Keep up the Pink Fight!

xo Cori G.

jeanne said...

BJ. Your post about breast cancer is outstanding. Thank you for the effort it took to make us all realize what we can do to help fight BC. My sister is a breast Cancer survivor. All I can say is 'you rock'

Love you my friend...Jeanne

Deb said...

Beautiful! And a black lab photo always tugs at my heart strings!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Great post BJ ! I just had my mammogram 2 weeks ago and it was negative !! Yeah !

Twice as Nice said...

I think I received your payment about the same time you left the message on our blog! LOL You know you could have sent a plain check. You didn't have to go to all that trouble. We hope you like it and if you have any trouble or are hesitant in applying the vinyl letters we sent you, just let us know.

Have a happy weekend.

xo The twins

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I know I need to get check out, and I keep putting it off. Wow you really brought us many great pinky stuff. I never seen pink bird feeders...Where would you find something like that? I'm a serious bird feeder, and I would love to have some of those to purchase.

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Very nice! Happy Pink Saturday!

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY
THANK YOU FOR YOUR POST. I THINK IT IS LIKE EVERY 15 SECONDS, SOME WHERE THERE WILL BE SOMEONE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER.
MY DAUGHTER HAS HAD CANCER TWICE BUT PRAISE JESUS IT WAS NOT BREAST CANCER...BUT WE KNOW MANY WOMEN FIGHTING BREAST CANCER.
BLESSINGS
debbie

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for this blessed, wonderful post! Although you may not have realized it this is a tribute to those of us who've fought this fight and will for the rest of our lives. You have no idea how much it helps just to know others care and do what they can. You also have no idea how many lives you may have saved today with this post. Thank you is hardly big enough for those including who do their best to keep this hideous illness in the minds and hearts of people.
I love you!
Martha

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ,
This is a wonderful post. You may have saved someone's life...and not even know it. If one person makes an appointment for a mammogram because all the blogging will be worthwhile.

Hope you have had a wonderful pink Saturday!

Sweetie said...

BJ - Your post is so very meaningful. I think that each of us knows at least one breast cancer survivor. The women who have survived are special, caring individuals who fight not only for themselves but for each victim of breast cancer. Thanks for fighting the cause.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Cottage Rose said...

Hello BJ; Happy Pink Saturday;

As always BJ you have a great post, you are such champion you inspire me to do more.....

Hugs;
Alaura

imjacobsmom said...

What a great post with a great sentiment! We need to keep at it and never give up! Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Deanna said...

Hi BJ! Oh hun, I love your PINK pictures! Fun but also touching.

Wonderful of you to encourage us to take care of ourselves and to offer prayer for those in need.

You are awesome!

Deanna :)

~♥~ Monica S said...

WONDERFUL POST!!!!

Thanks alot !

Monica

Andi said...

Happy Pink Saturday BJ! Great post...and I love that you included a "hunk" in pink!!! You're so cute!

Hugs, Andi

Meggie said...

Hey BJ! Thanks for the shout about breast cancer. Hopefully, there will be a cure in our lifetime.

Happy To Be said...

GM BJ...girl this has got to be the BEST PINK Saturday post I have ever seen..Bless you for posting this as a reminder to women that it is really them that detected the cancer first..spread the PINK...winderf ulf BJ...Thanks hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

I so enjoyed this article. I am battling breast cancer now..This disease is terrible and I feel for anyone whom has gone thru this.Hope someday there will be no more breast cancer for anyone to fight...with people like you that day will come. Thank you

Bo said...

Dear BJ...what a wonderful & loving post today...You are the best! I am praying a cure will be found in our lifetimes, but at our ages they had better hurry up! BTW, I love the phrase about when a baby is born...so is a grandmother! I think if I ever get a tattoo, it'll say that...LOL
Hugs, ;-) Bo

Jackie said...

As the kids at school say "Pink is the new black." They wear a pink ribbon with pride.

Thanks for the reminder to keep on fighting for a cure.

God bless.

bj said...

Dear ANONYMOUS,
I will add you to my prayer list that you will recover completely from this battle you are fighting.
I know how scared you must feel and I wish I could say or do something to help you feel better. You know without me saying that God loves you and so do I. Prayer is the most powerful gift of all and HE listens to every single word uttered.
xo bj

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi BJ,

What a wonderful post. You are such a special lady. The way you lift up others is a blessing and I know the good Lord smiles down on you for being such a shining example to others. We are so lucky to have you here in this community.

Hugs,
Dena

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

BJ, what a wonderful post. Thank you and bless you.
Vera

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a great pink post! It's wonderful to see all of that support for breast cancer awareness. So happy to see that you have the button to click on too so that women can get free mammograms and paps!

Kady

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Your post is wonderful, makes me want to go out and buy something pink to wear. Thank you for honoring all those breast cancer survivors. Hugs, Rosemarie

Chatelaine said...

Wonderful post. Thank you for putting it out there once again about getting checked. Like you said think aboutit not just in October.

Nice to meet you, my first Pink Saturday.