Plum District Thinks Pink
Raising awareness about a disease that touches all of us
It’s hard to believe October is already in full swing. Fall, to me, is all about colors – the leaves are changing, orange and black inspired Jack-O-Lanterns are everywhere you turn, and pink ribbons are proudly displayed all over the city in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. From charity runs to pink ties to billboards, the “Think Pink” logo and what it stands for reminds us all of the brave women who have battled this serious disease.
The Plum District family believes it is very important to take a moment to acknowledge and reflect on an illness that has affected all of us in some way or another; whether you have gone through treatment yourself, or have seen your mother, sister, aunt, grandma, teacher, cousin, or best friend go through it.
I saw the devastating effects of breast cancer when my Great Aunt Eva passed away when I was 11 years old. She was diagnosed in her 50s and passed away when she was only 64. She was my mom’s favorite aunt and one of the happiest people I have ever known. Even in sickness, she always knew how to make others smile and feel important. She left us far too soon and I miss her dearly.
Although great strides have been made in cancer research since Aunt Eva passed away, there is so much more we need to do in the race to find a cure. So what can you do? Raise awareness, educate yourself, and – most importantly – get regular mammograms. If you have gone through treatment, it is important to remember you are not alone. As women, it is important to support and talk to each other. Communication is a powerful tool!
Feel free to share your story with Plum District. I would love to hear about your experiences and what you have been doing to raise awareness.
For more information check out www.breastcancer.org.
About the author
Megan Gardner is the CEO of Plum District — the #1 daily deal site for moms. As the daily deal space continues to grow, Plum District continues to leverage the tremendous power of moms in ecommerce and most importantly as ambassadors in their communities. As a woman entrepreneur herself, Megan has helped revolutionize the way Plum District does business — not just with vendors but also with the sales team. Plum District ultimately provides a platform for influential moms in their communities to become entrepreneurs – while ultimately maintaining their status as CEOs of the household. Plum District thrives under the assumption that everyone has an interest in the success of women-led businesses — everyone. Megan is a thought-leader on woman entrepreneurship not only within the Plum District fold but also in the business world at large. In April she was asked to sit on a panel at the Wall Street Journal Women in the Economy Conference and speak on behalf of women entrepreneurs. She has been interviewed by Fox News Channel, Technorati, Fast Company, The San Francisco Examiner, and Forbes. Follow @mgardnernd on Twitter!
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