This October, breast cancer awareness month, is a bit more personal for me. We have two very close family members in the throes of treatment. Watching these two women fight their separate battles has been inspiring and difficult all at the same time. Cancer is an ugly, cruel disease.
I’ve been doing a lot of reading, asking, and researching on the whole pink movement and breast cancer research. I understand why pink is the color of choice…its meant to raise awareness, create a sense of warmth and femininity and comfort. But let’s face it. There’s nothing ‘pink’ about the disease itself.
It baffles me that after raising so much awareness and throwing billions of dollars towards research, we are treating breast cancer the same way we did 40 years ago. It seems we are just now realizing that there is not just one type of breast cancer but several. We seem to focus on drugs that prolong life with cancer than on ways to understand and prevent the disease.
All that to say (stepping down off my soapbox…), this month’s design pack is special. Yes, it’s pink, in hopes that it encourages those in the midst of treatment, and the family and friends supporting them. I found a quote from artist and author, Mary Anne Radmacher and asked if I could feature it for this month’s design, and she generously said yes. It seemed so fitting…
Courage doesn’t always roar.
Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says,
‘I’ll try again tomorrow’.
Mary Anne Radmacher
All proceeds (after shopping cart, PayPal, tax fees) will be donated to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. Why this one? Well, read more from the website and see for yourself. I like her approach and focus on prevention and asking different questions than the ones we’ve been asking for so many years.
October Digital Design Pack: Going Pink for Breast Cancer
So here’s what the design pack includes…
- Desktop Organizer in various sizes
- iPad Wallpaper (fits iPad, iPad 2 and iPad Mini)
- iPhone Wallpaper (fits iPhone 4 and 5)
- Facebook Cover
- Social Media Icon Set
This month’s extra is a set of pink inspired social media icons! If you have a blog or website and want to ‘go pink’ for breast cancer this month, change out you icons with this full set. Don’t see an icon you need? Holler and I’ll be sure to add it.
You can purchase the pack here.
Enjoy, and I look forward to keeping you posted on the donations. Truth is, I don’t sell a zillion design packs, so the more word is spread the more I can donate. So show off your pink iPhone wallpapers, social media icons and Facebook headers!