Perhaps you noticed the pink ribbons and crowds of people wearing pink tee shirts on Sunday raising awareness for breast cancer.
Left Image: Purple tee-shirt for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Some people took it to the extreme. A high school teacher in Spokane, Washington showed up for class with pink hair.(1).
There have been pink buses, pink airplanes, pink bridges, and even the white house was illuminated in pink flood lights for Breast Cancer Awareness Month .(2)
There have been many walks and races with participants wearing pink (3)
Suspended for Wearing PINK
Not everyone was happy with the pink clothing. 75 school children were suspended for wearing pink clothing to school at Friendly High School in Prince George’s County. They apparently violated the school’s uniform policy.(4)
Pink is nice and everything, but I think it is the wrong color. I suggest we change it to purple for the color of Iodine.(see left image of Iodoral / Iodine).. Iodine supplementation is our most effective way to prevent breast cancer. We should have purple tee-shirts, purple races, purple buses, purple ribbons and everyone should be talking about Iodine supplementation to prevent breast cancer.
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Coolest Teacher Ever Dyes Hair, Beard Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness After Losing Bet (VIDEO)
White House Turns Pink for Breast Cancer
October 24, 2013 9:57 PM
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The White House and the entrance to the Naval Observatory were lit pink Thursday to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the millions of families who are impacted by the disease.
First lady Michelle Obama tweeted out a picture Thursday night of the White House illuminating a pink hue.
BREAST CANCER: Des Moines Holds Race For The Cure Fundraiser
Posted on: 5:34 pm, October 26, 2013, by Courtney Johns
Pr. George’s students punished for wearing pink, not uniforms, for Breast Cancer Month By Ovetta Wiggins, Published: October 25 About 75 students at Friendly High School in Prince George’s County who supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink shirts were given in-school suspensions Friday for violating the school’s uniform policy.
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 14, 2012) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) form a pink ribbon logo on the flight deck to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Bonhomme Richard is participating in Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 2013 with the armed forces of the Republic of the Philippines. The U.S. Navy has a 237-year heritage of defending freedom and projecting and protecting U.S. interests around the globe. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam M. Bennett/Released)
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Oct. 5, 2011) Marines attending the Marine Corps Intelligence School, assigned to the Marine Corps Detachment Dam Neck, run in the Pink Ribbon 5K Run at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth fitness center. The annual run commemorates Breast Cancer Awareness Month and drew more than 300 participants from the Hampton Roads area. (U.S. photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nikki Smith/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 9, 2012) Sailors sell T-shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month on the mess decks aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign held in October to raise awareness, share information about the disease and provide greater access to services and resources. Sailors aboard Bonhomme Richard can wear the T-shirts all month as a part of their uniforms to show their support. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group and is currently operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. The U.S. Navy is constantly deployed to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karen Blankenship/Released) 121009-N-XY604-019 Join the conversation
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