My sister-in-law, the mad daylily collector, was among 2000 who rocked our local Run for the Cure this past weekend, to help to raise funds for breast cancer research. She’s one good reason why goes Pink for October — well, even more pink than usual. She also comes from a long line of photographers, and that’s where this next bit comes in:

Yesterday, my friend Gui mentioned that Flickr’s gone over to the pink this month, too. Yahoo! will donate 1 euro for each pink photo added to the Pink 2008 Flickr group, up to 30,000 EUR for five charities in Europe that support breast cancer research and treatment. You can add up to 5 photographs each day until the end of October.  How cool is that? An easy way to support a good cause — easy as pinning on the pink ribbon, but way more creative — with the added benefit of getting much-needed funds to fight breast cancer.

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Pink Daylilies… photographed by your own lovely-but-grass-stained Jen

Update:  YAY!!  The pink-spirited Flickr group met its goal, and Yahoo donated  €30,000 to charities to support the search for a cure for breast cancer.


Oh yes…

These are my favourite dwarf daylilies, in the photograph.  I’ve got a long bed filled with a lot of different varieties, and if the deer don’t come along and eat the buds, they make a wonderful show of colour in the garden all season long.

Don’t ask the name of this particular, it’s Raspberry something-or-other, but I never can remember: to me, they’re just “those pretty bright pink ones”!

And I’m a lousy photographer, as we know, but couldn’t resist grabbing a shot of these daylilies just as their blooming season came to an end.

Pink, y’know…

What shall we all do next, to support this important cause?

Do you have a project in mind, or know of a company that’s doing something grand to go Pink in October each year?

Spill the details in the comments, my friends, and we’ll all pull together for the women in our lives who are directly affected by this dread disease, and in support of the families and friends who love and count on them, too.

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  1. pelf

    Hi Jen, thank you for going pink in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month! :D

    We are running a series of 12 contests on the Pink for October website throughout October and there are many attractive prizes up for grabs too. There is also a “Share Your Story” segment where you can share a true story, or encourage your friend/family/neighbour/colleague to share theirs.

    For more information, please visit the official Pink for October website:

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