Pink Slaw For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Blue is for boys and pink is for girls, usually. But Sunday football
has revealed an oxymoron of pink flashes donning professional
athletes. Why? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In 1943, Susan Goodman was born followed three years later by her
sister, Nancy. Did either of them realize the influence they would
have on professional football or even the impact they would have
on the world? Not likely. By age 33, Susan, now Mrs. Komen, was
diagnosed with breast cancer and died three years later in 1980.
Nancy, now Mrs. Brinker, felt the results might have been different
with better research and education. In 1982, to fulfill a promise to
her sister, Brinker founded the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation in hopes to end the deadly disease. She was moved by
passion to take a step forward.
Nancy cared and acted. The world was changed.
The Susan G Komen for the Cure is the most widely known,
largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States.
To date Komen has invested almost $2 billion in research, education,
advocacy, health services and social support programs in the
U.S., 100,000 volunteers and in partnership with 50 countries.
How will the world change because you care?
Is there something you have a passion about? Take your first
step if it has value and the world may be changed. Just do it! And,
keep doing it!
Now, on to the food! Pink, of course. Cole slaw.
In my new toy, the VitaMixer, I put 1/2 of a red cabbage
(chunked), 1/2 of a green cabbage (chunked), 1/2 onion and
water to cover all. On the #2 setting, pulse until the cabbage
is chopped to desired size. Drain off the water and place cabbage
mix in a glass bowl. (If you don’t have a VitaMixer, you can just
grate the cabbages and onion to desired size.)
Add 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, and 1/4 cup
granulated sugar (raw turbinado can be used). Sea salt and fresh
cracked pepper can be added to taste. Mix thoroughly, cover and
let it “marinate” in the refrigerator. (you might want to adjust the
amount of mayo, vinegar and sugar)
Share your story.
If you are a Cancer Survivor or have a loved one who is, please
share your victory in the comments below. If you want to honor a lost
one, please do that. This is a battle we must win. Work for a cure.
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This entry by Dea Irby is a guest post article and will be posted
at A Dollop and A Pinch – The Dea Irby Blog next week.
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