We had lots of great guest blogs from some very inspirational ladies that were read far and wide, according to the analytics. I really want to say a huge big thank you to the ladies that were prepared to share their stories on here; it was very brave of you.
The videos that I made and put over on our youtube channel were also well received. You can view the uploads here http://www.youtube.com/user/WombCancerSupportUK/videos?flow=grid&view=0
Our "Turn Facebook Peach" campaign was a great success. It was very uplifting to log on each morning and see lots of peach related updates. A lot of the women in the group had spread the word amongst their friends so by the middle of the month there were peach statuses popping up from all over the world - it was great!!!
Hopefully we have succeeded in raising awareness about womb cancer and many more women are now informed about the signs and symptoms to look out for.
However, just because September is over doesn't mean that the awareness raising stops. It does become slightly more difficult though as we try to "be seen" amongst the tidal wave of pink that is everywhere - in the media; on the web; on tele; in the shops! It seems anything and everything has had a "pink" makeover.
This is just my personal opinion, but I know its one that is shared by many.
Cancer is cancer. A person who gets breast cancer is just as important as someone who gets womb cancer; or lung cancer; or bowel cancer or prostate cancer or any other cancer. The whole industry, and thats basically what it is; that has grow up around breast cancer in the last 20+ years hasn't resulted in less women being diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact the numbers have gone up alarmingly.
I would urge you to read "Pink Ribbon Blues" by Gayle Sulik http://gaylesulik.com/ and form your own opinion but I think there needs to be a radical rethink in the way that cancer research as a whole is funded so that rarer cancers (and by that I mean cancers where only a small percentage of the population are affected) are not left out in the cold.
So, on a matter of principle, I won't be wearing pink during October. I want all cancers treated equally and all cancer patients deserving of equal respect.
Cancer kills - it doesn't care what colour ribbon you happen to be wearing!
xx Kaz xx