I would like to encourage you to watch the video below on YouTube, comment, Pin It and share it with everyone you know that has had a family member with breast cancer. Better yet just share it with everyone you know.
My Aunt Juanita died from breast cancer when I was pretty young, about 20 years ago. Back then the awareness and support was not as widespread as it is today. About 5 years ago my friend Mindy was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had caught it very early and won her battle. I have another friend who is in Australia, that I met through internet marketing who also won her battle, Donna Hammer. These three women to me are fierce Warriors.
When listening to Ford Model of Courage Tina Herold speak at Bloggy Boot Camp Vegas, it was difficult to not run up to her and just want to hug her. Tina spoke very passionately and answered all of our questions. Her stories tugged at my heart strings. Stories of persistence, she knew something was wrong and kept pushing for answers. How happy she was to send her daughter off to kindergarten when all the other moms where sad, because she wasn’t expected to be there, alive and breathing. How she was moved to start a Wig boutique in support of other women with breast cancer. How she had recently fitted a young bride who was going to die but wanted to get married before. Tina instantly became a model of courage to me, and enlightened me to the courage my Aunt Juanita had, and my friends Mindy and Donna have.
Recently, when I picked up my daughter from school, and we where walking to the crossing guard there where 2 boys I’d say 4th and 5th graders. They had on pink socks and a few of the kids where starting to heckle them. These sweet audacious boys didn’t care not one bit. When Dallice, Jada, and Hunter got to them, Dave (Jada and Hunter’s dad) asked them if they knew why they where wearing pink socks. The boys answered prowdly: “Yes in support of breast cancer awareness.” You see fierce Warriors in Pink come in all sizes and ages. No one is to young to show fierce love and courage in support of those who are in the process of fighting or have conquered breast cancer. These warriors are someone’s father, mother, daughter, son, sister, and brother.
Tina Herold and all the other Warriors in Pink, thank you for all you do.
I want to share some points from the above video you are watching.
- 2012 marks Ford Motor Company’s 18th year of support for the breast cancer cause. In that time, Ford has dedicated more than $115 million to the breast cancer cause.
- The Ford Warriors in Pink campaign is designed to recognize the strength and courage it takes to deal with the everyday challenges of fighting breast cancer from prevention, to research to support during treatment.
- When you buy Ford Warriors in Pink apparel at www.fordcares.com, 100 percent of the net proceeds go directly to support breast cancer awareness all year long.
- Ford Warriors in Pink® honors breast cancer survivors who have demonstrated strength and courage in their battle with its “Models of Courage” program – 11 women and men to be featured as role models in 2012 campaign
- This October, Ford Warriors in Pink® has launched its first ever produced documentary, “Bang the Drum: Living Out Loud in the Face of Breast Cancer,” which features the stories of our Models of Courage and will be available for viewing at www.fordcares.com
- Ford is giving shoppers a choice of breast cancer charities to support with their apparel purchase. Each are listed at checkout from www.fordcares.com and listed on the Warriors in Pink Facebook page. The organizations are:
- Susan G. Komen
- Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
- Young Survival Coalition
- The Pink Fund
This October, Ford Warriors in Pink® has launched its first ever produced documentary, “Bang the Drum: Living Out Loud in the Face of Breast Cancer.” The film honors 11 men and women breast cancer survivors who have demonstrated strength and courage in their battle with its “Models of Courage” program. 2012 marks Ford Motor Company’s 18th year of support for the breast cancer cause. In that time, Ford has dedicated more than $115 million to the breast cancer cause.
You too can get involved in this tremendously worthy program! When you buy Ford Warriors in Pink apparel at fordcares.com, 100 percent of the net proceeds go directly to support breast cancer awareness all year long.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ford Warriors in Pink. The opinions and text are all mine.