This month, we took the time to interview three amazing women whose blogs we absolutely adore. Amanda Montgomery of The Latest Wrinkle, Lisa Schoenberger of Mustang Sally Two, and Cynthia Ramsay of Flight of the Fat Girl got personal and spoke to us about their own experiences with Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness. We hope that reading their words inspires you as much as it has inspired us!
1. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’re all about thinking pink! How do you incorporate the color pink into your wardrobe, and what’s your favourite shade?
Amanda: I incorporate pink in my wardrobe any way I can! It’s my favorite color to wear! I tend to be drawn to pink florals, dresses, skirts and more! And I love to find new and uncommon colors to pair with it! Blush pink is my favourite!
Lisa: I personally love pink so I wear it in all aspects of my life whether it is my work wardrobe, my casual wardrobe, my PJ’s or my bras and my accessories! I love feminine pretty things and the colour pink goes hand in hand with that. My favourite shade is blush!
Cynthia: I incorporate pink into my wardrobe in many ways. Whether it’s a bold statement piece, like a hot pink blazer, or accessories, like a pair of pretty pink earrings, there’s always a place for pink in any look! My favourite shade is definitely blush. I love how soft and delicate it looks.
2. How do you support the cause in your own life? Anything is support, from a hug to volunteering.
Amanda: I love to support the Breast Cancer foundation by spreading awareness. I give to the foundation regularly, and take any opportunity to participate in fundraising campaigns since I was young!
Lisa: In my own life I support this cause by being the auditor for our local Breast Cancer Support Services organization that provides much needed support and services in the local community. I also donate whenever I can to ensure the search for a cure continues
Cynthia: I always try to support breast cancer awareness by donating to the cause each year.
3. What’s your advice to others who are looking to get involved?
Amanda: Find out where there is a need in your community, there are people suffering in our communities who don’t have anyone to advocate for them, or even be a friend through the hardest days of their lives. There are local organizations that will help individuals with Breast Cancer, and other cancers, and as important as it is to support the whole foundation, sometimes we forget that there are individuals that need support today. Also, don’t forget to give, because they need every cent, to help them fighting for people’s lives!
Lisa: Participate in a walk, make a donation (money or perhaps even your hair for a wig?), volunteer your time to one of the many organizations that support women going through treatment and their families, make a meal for a family who is going through it, offer to watch their kids, drive them to their appointments. Any small thing that I think could make their lives easier during this difficult time would be greatly appreciated. In times like this I think it is the little things that make all the difference.
Cynthia: There are so many ways to get involved in supporting breast cancer awareness! If your life is super busy like mine, there are still things you can do, like making donations, rocking a breast cancer awareness tee, or even just by spreading the word and keeping the conversation about breast cancer going through social media!
4. Do you know someone affected by Cancer? How have they inspired you?
Amanda: Yes, my aunt died from cancer almost 3 years ago, on Christmas Day. She was a kind and loving woman, and fought as hard as she could, until she couldn’t fight anymore. Cancer is such a horrible disease, and it can happen to anyone, and it’s important to stand up for anyone suffering especially those who are too weak to fight. We hear the word “cancer” almost daily these days, but until we are impacted personally we don’t truly know how damaging and heartbreaking it can be.
Lisa: Breast cancer has hit very close to home this year as my cousin is currently battling it. She is only a couple of years older than me and has two young children. But from the beginning she has maintained a positive attitude and shown strength that I can’t imagine. She has been so supportive of my blog and what I am doing since the very beginning so she motivates me to keep going. And she inspires me to live life to its fullest no matter what.
Cynthia: I’ve known several amazing women who’ve been affected by breast cancer, and their strength and courage to keep fighting has been a huge inspiration in my life. Seeing breast cancer sufferers keep on pushing forward while taking care of their families reminds me every single day to remember to never take the time I have with my loved ones for granted.