Think Pink

Last October I took advantage of my name with minimum effect to support a local charity. And yes here I go again.

As everyone in America knows it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. How could you not with all the pink ribbons everywhere? And I do mean everywhere. There’s twenty products in each isle in the store with those ribbons and special pink packaging. If you truly want to help though red the fine print as pointed out here.

There are hundreds of charities that deal with breast cancer that would love your donation. Including my friend JoAn. She runs Pink Heart Funds, a non-for-profit org that actually works.

While most charities you have to wonder how much of a donation goes to help the people–yeah some are horrible–I know that all of it goes to the people in JoAn’s. She begs, pleads, and almost steals for advertising to keep those cents in the fund for actual wigs and prosthetics.

Hair donations are welcome as well as money since it costs around $400 (last time I checked) for a wig to be made. I spent several months helping her create Short Cuts that all profits go to the fund–which is her second cookbook .

So put on your pink pins and if you see someone running around with long hair send them to JoAn’s site.


6 Responses to “Think Pink”

  1. Scott Oglesby

    Great post! My mom died of complications from breast cancer, so this is close to my heart. I did the walk almost every year in Florida, and that shit was unbelievably hard. 60 miles in 3 days. I couldn’t believe all the older, even out of shape people that completed it. Just goes to show the power of the human heart!

    • suzettevaughn

      Sorry to hear about your Mom. Cancers are in our family so I give JoAn my time hoping karma works. Do good now don’t get cancer later. Na…I’d still give her my time.

    • Claire Collins

      Sorry Scott.

  2. frigginloon

    My business partner lost his wife to breast cancer and left behind two little girls. But I agree Suzette, find the one charity that you trust put a swear jar or a loose change jar in your house and donate once a year.

    • suzettevaughn

      I love that idea. At some point I’m going to have a book perfect for donating proceeds to her but I I’m waiting for the right one.

  3. Claire Collins

    It’s a great organization.

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