Sundial Bridge in Pink

The Sundial Bridge was aglow in pink to honor the 21st Annual Think Pink Day on Oct. 19.

Back in 1996 as several people sat around a table thinking about breast cancer, Nor-Cal Think Pink was born. Those at the table were concerned about a high incidence of cancer, and yet, there weren’t many woman taking advantage of early detection. The group wanted to impact women so they would get tested for breast cancer when it might be in the earliest stages. They wanted to help increase the survival rate for women.

As October and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month closed in on them 21 years ago, very little was happening at the time to bring this important issue to light. A light bulb did come on and an ingenious idea was created. Think Pink was conceived by founding members Melody Christenson, Michael Figueroa, MD, and Carol Lake. In that first year of existence, 500 Think Pink bags were created to help educate women. But in the passing years, 40,000 bags are now being created to help spread the importance of early detection. In honor of Think Pink the Sundial Bridge was lighted for the cause. Here are some photos, if you missed it.

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Steve DuBois
For many years Steve DuBois has enjoyed taking photos of his dogs in interesting and unusual places. He created a photo book of his dogs especially for the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he donated several copies. He loves that the kids enjoy seeing his dogs photographed in unusual ways. Steve says his dogs have been his photographic inspiration and motivation, but sometimes he tries his hand at nature shots, such as the photos he captured of the north state’s 2017 flooding, published here on A News Cafe.com. Steve DuBois lives in Redding.
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1 Response

  1. cheyenne says:

    As a cancer survivor, tumor in the mouth, I say do not believe these people hyping alternates to checkups. Getting routine checkups and discovering the cancer early is the best way to avoid long term and sometimes questionable cures. Every person is different and what works for one may not work for others. A simple surgery removed my tumor. The alternate cure industry lives off the fear people have for surgery and can do more harm as some postpone surgery for a questionable treatment until it is too late. Alternate cures can be taken if surgery doesn’t work but surgery can’t be done if alternate cures don’t work.

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