Most people who haven't had anyone affected by breast cancer tend to show support and give monetarily to the cause, but after the month of October, their attention is gone. I was that type of person till one of my dearest aunts lost her battle with breast cancer in 2011. Now wearing a pink ribbon and giving extra money at the cash out counter means something totally different.
My Aunt Bessie was a style icon in our family, she had the largest collection of shoes and hats I've ever seen ( a whole spare room dedicated to them actually). Her tender smile and knack for knowing what you needed before you did was something we all cherished. I always loved that people told me I looked like her, because I loved looking at her, I was pretty mesmerized actually. So, now when I think of supporting and being active in raising money to help Breast Cancer Awareness month, it's not just wearing pink in October, now I make it my mission to stay active all year round.