Pink is one of the most delicate colors, and represents all that is feminine, tender, sweet, playful and charming. The color also brings to mind cotton candy, little girls, love, affection and friendship. However, when it comes to awareness ribbons, pink most often stands for breast cancer awareness, and the Susan G. Komen foundation.
While many people are familiar with the concept of breast cancer, they may not realize that there are specific steps that need to be taken during the early stage of the disease to lessen the impact or even stop it. Early detection, usually via a mammogram, is the best way to understand and expand the treatment options that are available as well as cope with the emotional side effects.
The psychological impact of having breast cancer can be nearly as devastating as the physical effects, as many women lose one or both breasts to the disease. There are ways that individuals can lower the risk of getting breast cancer, and bringing awareness to those options as well as fundraising for mammograms for women in need are some of the key reasons that pink ribbon awareness campaigns are so important.
Breast cancer is most often found in women aged 50 and older: more than 200,000 women get breast cancer in the US each year while more than 40,000 women die from the disease. Around 1% of breast cancers are actually found in men, and the number of breast cancers found in younger women under age 45 is growing and is now up to 11% of all breast cancer cases reported every year.
Help start a conversation about breast cancer or other topics that are represented by a pink awareness ribbon with lovely, long-lasting jewelry that can be engraved with your message or a name. Keep your passion close to heart with a necklace, or choose a key chain or bracelet with a pink awareness ribbon.