Today I’m going to take a break today from food and delicious recipes to talk about something that many of you know is near and dear to my heart. Many of you think August 1st is the beginning of the end of summer, but it doesn’t have to be!
August 1st has been renamed Pink for Bravery Day for a wonderful family that comes to Camp Sunshine every year.
They lost their beautiful daughter Jess to Fanconi Anemia a few years ago. Because pink was Jess’ favorite color, the family is always wearing something pink, everyday, to keep Jess’ memory alive. On August 1st they are asking EVERYONE to wear pink for Jess and for all the FA Angels out there. It would meet SO MUCH to me if I could get my readers of TFAKM to wear something pink on Monday. Take a picture, email it to me, tweet it, facebook it, WHATEVER. Just send over a picture of you rockin your pinkness and I will make sure it gets to the McDowell’s as they will be making an album of everyone who wear’s pink on that day.
Besides wearing pink, you can also make a donation to FARF (Fanconi Anemia Research Fund) in memory of Jess. Just head on over to the website to make a donation. Hopefully someday we will be able to find a cure for this awful disease!
Ever since getting involved with Camp Sunshine and FARF I’ve seen too many children and adults lose their battle with this disease. IT NEEDS TO STOP! And the one way to do this is to raise awareness. Tell your friends, families, coworkers, WHOEVER and tell them to wear PINK on August 1st!