Did you know that the first pink ribbon, the color of breast-cancer awareness, was actually peach? It was created in the early 1990s by Charlotte Haley, a 68-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer in her family. Charlotte began making peach-colored ribbons in her dining room at home. Each set of five came with a card with the words: "The National Cancer Institute annual budget is $1.8 billion, only 5 percent goes for cancer prevention. Help us wake up our legislators and America by wearing this ribbon."
A few months later, Self Magazine, in collaboration with Evelyn Lauder of Estee Lauder, came up with the idea to distribute Charlotte's breast-cancer awareness ribbon at cosmetics counters. Charlotte balked because she feared the commercialization of her idea. Not to worry. Self Magazine decided to go with a different color: pink." Since then, pink ribbons have played a prominent role in our world. (Source: Cool News)
So, what can YOU do to help?
Each year Ever After Scrapbooks in Carlsbad, California holds a Survivor Crop. Over the years the store and its customers have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. Learn all about it here: http://www.scrapbooks.info/why06.htm
And then find a way in your store can help find a cure.