Monday, October 5, 2009

Cause Awarness Ribbons

Every year I support Breast Cancer Awarness Month by participating in the Susan G Koman race for a cure and also by doing other volunteer work.

Let me say, I am not being negative or selfish at all, I just want to make a point......

I'm so thankful for all the attention October gets for being "Pink" month, but what about all the other causes and awareness for diseases.

I specfically want to point out my brothers disease.
He has a form of Muscular Distrophy.
His particular diagnoses is Mitochondrial Myopathy.
Which I often wear my ribbon and also my wrist band to represent.
This particular ribbon also represents.......

Bipolar Disorder

Bone Marrow Donation

Cerebral Palsy

Childhood Depression



Eye Injury Prevention

Fanconi's Syndrome

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva



Growth and Rebuilding

Kidney Cancer

Kidney Disease

Kidney Donation

(alternate color: Orange)


Living Organ Donation

Manic Depression

Mental Health

Mental Illness
(alternate color: Gray)

Mental Retardation

Missing Children
(alternate color: Yellow)

Mitochondrial Disease

Nephrotic Syndrome

Neural Tube Defects
(green for folic acid)


Organ Donation

Organ Transplant

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Safe Driving

Save Darfur

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury Research

Stem Cell Donor

Stem Cell Research

Tissue Donation

Tourette's Syndrome

Traumatic Brain Injury

Von Hippel Lindau

Worker Safety

So I guess what I'm asking is...
Please remember all the other causes and organizations out there that need money for funding's.


pocket full of pink said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!

LOVE this post, well said!!

Lindsey said...

I am a very big advocate of stem cell research and donation as my dad had one before he passed; thanks for the post. These are all worthy causes that need to be acknowledged more.

The Hall Family said...

i agree....and there is someone in just about everyones extended network that has something we could be praying,walking, or donating for! God Bless! xoxo Oh! and you can go to Intimacy and get fabulous bras anytime! the charity was my excuse! i went to go meet our public relations lady for The Rockwood Room. I am in love with that store. cant wait for christmas so i can get more!!! see ya at the restaurant!

Annie said...

this is a great post and a great reminder for everyone.

Danielle Nicole said...

HI Jenn, I sent you a email with pictures yesterday of the georg black dress I am selling!!!!
I have someone else interested, but I was waiting to hear from you first since you asked first!!!!!
It is adorable, and from your pictures, i know it will look great on you!!!!!!!
I had planned to wear it on my cruise and I had so many to choose from, i did not get to use it!!!
I saw you are going on one too, It would be darling on you for your cruise!!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I love this post. Thank you for reminding us! :) oh and I would love to see sailor pics!

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled across your blog and had never seen it before. However, as the mother of a little boy with mitochondrial disease and the daughter of a woman fighting lung cancer, I couldn't agree more! Yes, breast cancer awareness is important in many ways. However, every time I see pink in honor of women with breast cancer, I can't help but think of my Mom who has been fighting a brave battle against lung cancer for two years or my son, who has a battle against mitochondrial disease for the rest of his life. And there are all of the others causes too...they are equally important. If anything, the pink ribbons should remind all of us to spread awareness about all of these tragic diseases and conditions that affect our loved ones. None of them should be forgotten.

Jenn said...

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