Now that the temperature has finally cooled down, it is starting to feel, and look, a lot more like October. The leaves are gathering at our feet with bursts of red, orange, and yellow. And of course, to know it is truly October, one need only turn on the television on Sunday afternoon to see if the National Football League players are wearing pink.
But National Breast Cancer Awareness month is about more than pink. It is about encouraging women to get annual breast and cervical exams , understanding mammogram results, and about realizing that this disease, like many others, does not discriminate by gender or age.
Pink is the color of October; for many it is a color they wear all year round.