The Sort of Hope Who Likes Pink

How the color pink affects us physically and mentally:
Stimulates energy
Can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat, and pulse rate
Encourages action and confidence
Pink has been used in prison holding cells to effectively to reduce erratic behavior

Every year my son’s baseball organization- Berkshire Baseball- plays in a tournament to help raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. The boys proudly wear their pink shirts and swing pink bats ordered just for the day. We moms help in this effort by donating baked goods to sell, make bbq and soups or the like. We have all helped to raise thousands of dollars every year for the cause.

These  photos are just a few of my favorite pictures from last years’ event. I did not know half of what I know now about my treasured Nikon nor how it really worked last year at this point. I say this for a reason.

This event is an effort near and dear to my heart as my best friend is a breast cancer survivor having been diagnosed at the very young age of 36. I watched her battle breast cancer with such amazing grace. Sat with her through all of her chemo treatments. She is one of my inspirations. Her strength gave me the strength I needed (continue to need) to fight my disease.

I now personally know at least 5 women who have battled breast cancer. Some have beat the monster, some have battled valiantly and yet still found that this life held other plans for them. Like my disease, there is no known cure for  Breast Cancer. It is incomprehensible to me that in this day and age, we cannot figure out a way to abolish this disease or at least make it less deadly.

What a difference this past year has made for me as an artist, a photographer.  Maybe someday, with our help,  that year- those 12 months- will make a difference for the countless number of women who are diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

{ I will come back to this post after we finish our tournament and upload some of my new pictures.}

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