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Megans Cookin: Think Pink!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Think Pink!

Yesterday was Think Pink day in Redding. This is a day when the community comes together in support of breast cancer awareness. MD Imaging held their annual pink carnation giveaway. I walked with the girls from the YMCA, all dressed in pink, down to get our bags and flower.

It's a huge event with thousands of bags given out each year. From corporate donations to the girl scouts stuffing bags, you can feel the community involvement. It's a drive up event where you don't even have to get out of the car. A whole block is reserved outside the mammogram building for just this purpose.

I walked with a group that consisted of young and old, a breast cancer survivor, a bald lady just ending therapy, a grand baby, and women who hope never to have to go through such an experience. Even the dogs get in on the action. I might be partial to dachshunds but look how cute this little Missy is. She wouldn't look at me for a picture. I believe she is camera shy.

Everywhere there is pink!

This is the information in the bag that is given out. Every year it is a little bit different but always full of cancer awareness information.

Here is my little part in helping breast cancer awareness. This is the contents of my pink box. I have a friend who sells pampered chef. (Hi Channon!) She told me of her idea for supporting the cause. Every year, Pampered Chef comes out with a few items for breast cancer awareness. A few bucks go into research with every purchase of these items. She, and now I, buy these items and put them into "The Pink Box" When our young daughters move out on their own, they will have some pink kitchen supplies and I've helped out a worthy cause. I keep telling the darling daughter I'll also buy her a pink Kitchenaid. :)
That was the color she wanted me to buy when I got mine.

Look, there is Miss Happy Spoon, herself! She is even wairing her pink ribbon. Well, Channon has created a monster. I didn't just stop at Pampered Chef items. If I find a good deal on pink, you know I'll get it.
For the box!

And what is a celebration without cookies you ask? My thought exactly.

So I made some pretty in pink meringue cookies with chocolate chips. Perfect for an occasion like this. Melt in your mouth goodness with chocolate for the cause. What can be better?

I'm serving these up to Ley of Cilantro and Lime

So I had a mammogram last month.
When was the last time you had the girls photographed?

*Breast cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare.

*cases of breast cancer in the United states (2007) are estimated to be 178,480 (female); 2,030 (male). Of these an estimated 40,460 (female) and 450 (male) will die from the disease. (National Cancer Institute figures).

*Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, aside from skin cancer.


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Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Your pink cookies are gorgeous! Good for you!

October 17, 2008 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

What a great event and I love the pink cookies! I've got them bookmarked.

And I picked up two orange happy spoons at TJ Maxx. My husband thinks I'm crazy 'cause I use them all the time!

October 17, 2008 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger ley said...

Oh my goodness, I love this post! Those cookies are SO cute, too! I've never heard of an event like that...I think everywhere should have have a Think Pink day! Thank you so much for participating, both in the blog event and in the event in your town!

October 17, 2008 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

Love the pink - especially the cookies!

October 17, 2008 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Howdy sister blogger! LOL I love the meringue cookies, they are gorgeous!

October 17, 2008 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Shelby said...

I love the Pink Megan!

October 17, 2008 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger April said...

How the event looks!! The cookies are gorgeous!!!

October 17, 2008 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger susan said...

i love ur happy spoon! :)
and ur cookies are a very pretty color! :)

October 17, 2008 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

What a great reason for an event - love all the pink goodies. I've just finished designing umbrellas and tshirts for our local Pink October event.

October 18, 2008 at 3:08 AM  
Blogger glamah16 said...

Wonderful meruingues Megan.

October 18, 2008 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Love all of it! Happy Pink Staurday!

October 18, 2008 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I loved all of the stuff in the pink box. The cookies look delicious.

I left you an award on my blog 'cause your blog is just so much fun!

October 20, 2008 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Megan, congratulations. It sounds like the event was a success. It certainly is a wonderful cause. I hope we can continue to create awareness for breast cancer throughout the year and not just October. The cookies look wonderful.

October 20, 2008 at 3:29 PM  

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