Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pink Hair for Hope

While I am all in favor of finding a cure for breast cancer, I am not always so much a fan of the pink everything everywhere.

I saw a banner for this promotion on the sign of a local salon, and thought, "Now that is an awareness promotion that makes sense!!"

Cookies and pens and instant drink mix might not have much of a connection to the disease, but hair certainly does.

Having been a chemotherapy patient (about thirty years ago at this point and not for breast cancer), I was proud of my baldness.  (Of course, I was four, so having my hair fall out wasn't particularly traumatic.)  My mother even had t-shirts saying "Bald is Beautiful" made for family and friends.

I wasn't much for wigs or hats (again, I was four), and no one shaved their head in solidarity, but pink hair, or a pink hair substitute might have been fun.

So add a little flair to your hair!!

(I think I just might.  I need a haircut anyway.)


  1. I wish I had had a mom who celebrated the way I was. She seemed to want to hide from the world. A bald is beautiful shirt would have been great to wear. I think she was afraid I was going to die and she wanted to keep me safe. I always had to wear a hat.

    Thanks for writing this. I hope others read and know we bald kids can be proud.

  2. If you want to see the bald kid in question, check out my more recent post here: