I was asked to take part in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign here in Washington, DC. The campaign enlists men who are community leaders to wear pink during the month of October to raise awareness and funds to support the American Cancer Society’s fight to end breast cancer. Not only just held in Washington, DC but men are taking part in Real Men Wear Pink campaigns in cities all over the country.
I was honored to participate but then I thought about it. I am neither a community leader nor a hero in the community. I’m just a fashion blogger who happens to take half decent pictures and shares my opinion on DC Fashion. The real heroes are the women and men who have been diagnosed with the disease and are fighting and surviving. So it is for those brave individuals that I am doing my part to support and honor them.
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2016 are:
- About 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 61,000 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 40,450 women will die from breast cancer.
I have two friends that are both cancer survivors. Before I agreed to participate in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. I reached out to both of them. I wanted them to know that I was doing this in their honor. I have witnessed their personal strength and determination. Both are remarkable women and it is for them that I am participating in this campaign.
Typically in my blog posts, I add links to shop my look and provide details of my outfit. This post will be different, Instead of fashion links, I ask you click my Real Men Wear Pink link and show your support to my two friends and all the others who have been touched by breast cancer. I can’t think of a better tribute to two beautiful individuals. They know who they are and they and I you for your support!