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Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 01, 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While not many kids have to think about this illness personally, most of us know a mom, aunt, sister, cousin, teacher or friend who has been affected by breast cancer. There are lots of cool ways to support the cause, including a number of “pink” products for purchase (our faves for tweens are listed below) that donate all or partial proceeds to breast cancer research.

Pink Footwear

While exercise hasn’t been proven to prevent or cure breast cancer, staying fit and active is a big part of leading a healthy lifestyle. That’s why we love New Balance 769 pink-and-silver running shoes (the company is donating 15% of sales to the cause). And when you’re done walking and running for the day, slip on a pair of pink Switchflops by Lindsay Phillips that comes with interchangeable Velcro straps.

Breast Cancer Awareness MonthSwitchflops by Lindsay Phillips

Pink Makeup

This month it’s DEFINITELY all about pink – especially when it comes to makeup. You can look lovely AND help support great breast cancer charities by smearing some Sephora Super Shimmer Lip Gloss in Forever Pink on your lips, brushing some OPI Pink of Hearts Nail Polish on your nails, and powdering your cheeks with Smashbox Cosmetics Blushing Pink Fusion Soft Lights.

Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOPI Pink of Hearts Nail Polish

Pink Jewelry

There are tons of shiny things to buy in support of breast cancer research. Pink “gummy” bracelets are casual and easy to wear; Guess Watches are girly and cute; and Oakley Shades will keep the sun outta your eyes and help find a cure!

Breast Cancer Awareness MonthPlastic Bracelets

Pink Gadgets

Some pink gadgets for breast cancer awareness are low-tech (like a cute pink umbrella) while others (like a pink Sony Vaio W laptop, Apple iPod or Casio Digital Camera) are a little more cutting edge!

Breast Cancer Awareness MonthApple iPod

Pink Candy

PINK M&Ms, Hershey’s Kisses and KitKat Bars are just some of the treats you can eat to support breast cancer research and help find a cure!

Breast Cancer Awareness MonthCandy
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hugebear posted in Family Issues:
You doesnt have to come out to your family until your ready and until they is ready too.  If you blurt it out it could be the shock.  You says that you think your Mums side of the family will be more supportive.  Has you got an Aunty or Uncle what you could discuss this with?  An adult member of your family what is most likely supportive  could probably give the best advises on how to tell your family and when and how and prepares you for how they will react. Good luck mate and takes your time :angel
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Mrawsomegamer
I think my mothers side of the family would be fine with it. It's my dad's side I'm most concerned about. My dad says some dreadfully terrible remarks about homosexual people. I think I'm not gunna tell him at all. Ever...  Either way. Thanks for the advice!
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Kirsteeeeen
If you don't think that you'll be in a safe situation (for example, your parents try to kick you out, or hurt you physically or emotionally) than you should definitely wait to tell them. I think you'll know when the time is right. We can't tell you how they'll react, but I bet you can sort of figure it out from how they feel and act about these topics.  Remember, you are not obligated to tell anybody at all. It's personal. Wait until you're for sure ready to tell them. And when you do, tell them the way in which it's easiest. Get your point across, offer resources, reassurance, and give them time. 
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Mrawsomegamer
Hey guys, so I do kinda have a personal issue, but I need to tell my family about it. Truth is, I'm not even sure how they'll even react. Very few of my friends know, only the ones I trust anyway... I'm gay. Or at least bisexual. I kinda had a thing for girls, but that was a long time ago. I think I'm fully gay. I have a very supportive boyfriend, who loves me with all his heart. But that's not what it's about; it's actually coming out to my family, whom I know some of them are quite homophobic. Homophobia runs in my family. Sorta...  It makes my stomach turn when I think about it. I sometimes look into the mirror, look at myself and think if my conscience suddenly made me decide I was gay, or if I was born with it. Science tells us that we are born that way, due to lack of man chemicals entering a boys brain when in development. I feel like I've chosen it (even though I know deep inside I haven't) to be gay, probably because of my family almost forcing me into getting a girlfriend and such. I come from a Catholic family, to make things even worse. I'm like the only practising person in my family, but somehow I feel that they'll use my Faith against me if I come out.  So, should I just wait until I'm older? How do I know when the time is right? How will they even react? How should I even say it?  Please help!
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Kirsteeeeen
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