With the holiday’s right around the corner, I always find myself reflecting over the year and even some self-evaluation. It’s the time of year when almost everyone is celebrating something! Whether its family, good fortune, or simply just celebrating others! But for some people it’s the reminder of their losses and sadness they experienced throughout the year.
One holiday tradition of mine is that my family and I always go out Black Friday shopping and try and score the best deals. But this year was very different for me, I started thinking about the people who get stuck working on days like these and even Thanksgiving, and even longer hours as the holiday season continues. I thought of those people who may be going through hardships, or stuck in the hospital and not able to enjoy their normal holiday traditions or even be with their family.
A lot of breast cancer patients this holiday season may be stuck in a hospital, or may not be able to travel to see their family, or even buy gifts because of the financial struggle they see that comes with being diagnosed. But with Giving Tuesday it gives us all an opportunity to give back and honor those who do not get to spend the holidays as they wish they could.
iGoPink is just one of the many non profits that helps those that need a little extra love during the holiday season. We have a few fantastic programs, and a donation of even $10 could help. Our Help Now Fund allows us to pay mortgage/rent and utilities for women battling breast cancer. During this season, the last thing women want to think of is how they’re going to keep their lights on this month, and we get to make that happen! Our Feeling Beautiful Again program is my personal favorite. We send bags of beauty products all over the nation to women who maybe don’t feel as beautiful during chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation.
There are so many ways that you can give back, whether it’s donating, volunteering, fundraising, or just spreading awareness about breast cancer. Join us and be a part of the global celebration of a new tradition this year!! Have fun this holiday season, and do good!