Wearing Pink - It's Important This October For Breast Cancer Awareness Month But It's Also High-Fashion
Pink For 2008
At the New York fashion shows earlier this year candy pink colours were in the spotlight. Later on in the year at the Oscars, Cameron Diaz was dressed in a Christian Dior Gown by Galliano and she accessorised her outfit with pink Bulgari diamonds. The feature poster for the movie of the summer - Sex and the City - featured Sarah Jessica Parker looking fabulous in a bubblegum pink gown.
Pink For Autumn and Winter 2008
It appears that the wearing of pink was not a passing fad for the spring and summer months as many of the European autumn fashion shows paraded colours such as poppy, rose and fuchsia, which included pink and magenta accessories featuring shimmering pink jewels. If all this sounds just a little too bright and brave for you - what about joining in with some pretty pink underwear instead?
Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October 2008
All the above are great reasons for wearing pink, but more importantly October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) which was introduced in 1993 by Evelyn Lauder (Estee's daughter-in-law) and which has now developed into a worldwide campaign. It aims to:
- Increase the awareness of breast cancer
- Raise funds for research
- Support people affected by the disease
Lots more information can be found on the Cancer Research UK website.
There are lots of ways to raise money for Cancer Research UK and they have lots of ideas on their site.
If you aren't able to join in with any fundraising ideas or have left it a bit late like me, we can support them and also buy ourselves or our friends and family some great, girly gifts at their on-line store, where all profits go directly to Cancer Research UK.
So Remember To Wear Pink This Month!
Even if it's just wearing a pink ribbon ...