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.