An Apartment State Of Mind
October 2, 2015
It’s the start of October, which means it is now okay to shamelessly take cute pumpkin patch #selfies, inhale all the apple pies, and consume the bag of chocolate you originally bought to give out for Halloween. To me, October is a pretty sweet month.
It’s also Breast Cancer Awareness month. On this pinked-out month, communities come together to support breast cancer research, praise survivors, and honor the fallen. It’s the one time of the year when wearing pink symbolizes the movement, but what matters more is how you can help breast cancer research and patients. It’s almost the time of giving, so here are a few ways to pitch in to build awareness and save lives:
One last tip, before you donate to any cause, it’s a good idea to do some research to ensure you know how the money is being used. If you need some help, the Breast Cancer Action (BCA) created the Think Before You Pink campaign, whose mission “calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to as critical questions about pink ribbon promotions.” They do incredibly detailed research to ensure that donators know what companies are rightfully donating to the cause, and which are just putting on a marketing show.
There are plenty of ways to help out as we wind down into the holidays. Whether it’s breast cancer or another cause, we hope we’ve inspired you to see how you can make a difference in the other people’s lives.