Who doesn’t know about Going Pink in October? Even the NFL got involved this year. Is it too much? I doubt it, my grandmother survived breast cancer and I would like for there to be a cure for the sake of the women at risk in my family.
But October is more than pink. It is also Blue. Designated in 1988 by President Reagan, October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. We (by that I mean me) don’t just believe it is important to remember our lost loved ones, but to make all people more aware of the possibilities of loss. Just as mammograms save lives, so may research and awareness of pregnancy and infant loss. So this month, besides your bits of pink, wear a blue ribbon too. And when people ask why and you make them aware, the battle is already half fought.
As for October 15th, this is the special day during the month-long campaign in which we create the Wave Of Light across the world to remember our lost babies. Light your candles tonight at 7pm and help the world remember all the lost little ones. I’ll be lighting Collin’s, see you then.