Painting The Town Pink

There’s a worldwide annual campaign taking place this October.

It involves thousands of organisations, coming together on Pink Ribbon Day, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research as well as to show their support for the one in nine women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.

The wearing of the pink ribbon as a symbol of solidarity with all women stricken by the disease, was started by one woman, whom I covered here on the blog a few years ago, but pink has come to mean so much more to women everywhere.

When millions of women around the world stormed the streets of big cities and small towns in January 2017, to make their views known – women’s rights are human rights – many wore on their heads what became the de-facto symbol of feminism in our era; the pink “pussyhat,” which had ears like a cat and also referenced the infamous quote by President Donald Trump.

The Women’s March worked to mobilise and register more women to vote, and to elect more women and progressive candidates to public office. We are seeing the result of their influence now, as proceedings to bring articles of impeachment against this POTUS have begun. Women are capable of anything, including finding a cure for Breast Cancer and other cancers that are the plague of our times. Each one of us can help by donating time, resources and money to the cause. 

When I talked to Susan Strong at Taos Cancer Support Services last week, she told me that she has seen a terrific outpouring of support from the community and is hopeful that this year’s events will raise more awareness and money!

“There are so many who need our services,” she told me, “ we need all the donations and help we can get!” This Breast Cancer Awareness Month do something great – make life-saving research happen by supporting Pink October here in Taos. From High School Soccer games to Zumba and dining out in style, there are plenty of options for you to get involved. And wear pink!

The events are ongoing and listed below:

OCT. 16TH

8AM-3PM

Dining Out for the Cause – Gutiz

Dine at Gutiz on October 16th from 8AM to 3PM and a percentage of the profits will be donated to CSS.

OCT. 17TH

1-3PM

Look Good – Feel Great

A special session for women experiencing cancer at the CSS office (413 Sipapu St).

OCT. 18TH

7PM

Paint Taos Pink Football game

Join us at Taos High School Anaya Field. Wear pink and come support the Tigers and CSS!

OCT. 23RD

11AM-9PM

Dining Out for the Cause – Trading Post Cafe

Dine at the Trading Post on October 23rd from 11AM to 9PM and a percentage of the profits will be donated to CSS.

OCT. 24TH

ALL DAY

Official Town of Taos Pink Day & Auction

Show your support by wearing pink! A silent auction will take place at the Bareiss Gallery from 5-8pm.

OCT. 26TH

11AM-1PM

Zumba Pink Party

Join us at the Guadalupe Church Gym for Zumba with your favorite local instructors.

OCT. 30TH

8AM-4PM

Dining Out for the Cause – Bent Street Deli

Dine at the Bent Street Deli on October 30th from 8AM to 4PM and a percentage of the profits will be donated to CSS.

Every dollar raised stays in the greater Taos area to support families fighting cancer.

For more information on Taos Cancer Support Services and all they do, please visit the site linked below.

Holy Cross Cancer Support Services

For more on Breast Cancer Awareness please visit their site also.

nationalbreastcancerawareness.org

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Painting The Town Pink

  1. Thanks for highlighting this. CSS in Taos does wonderful work for a wonderful cause. This is truly the community helping one another, as cancer crosses all boundaries. Thanks again!

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