Pink ribbon almond tofu.
In my Pink Ribbon Almond Tofu post last week, I said part 2 of the post will be coming up and here it is, late but better than never.
I've made a pink jelly or cone once a week for the last 3 weeks, to remind myself and readers of the reason for the Jelliriffic! Challenge. Every October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, companies around the world promote pink ribbon products (think pink KitchenAid cake mixer) , with the proceeds from the sale of these items going to support breast cancer research and awareness of the disease. Famous buildings around the world are lighted in pink too, in solidarity for the fight against this disease which is the most common cancer among women in Malaysia. In the US, breast cancer accounts for 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in women. The high rate of this cancer is an indication of how prevalent this disease is today but doctors emphasize that a healthy diet and lifestyle and early detection are the best ways to prevent the disease.
I can think of three women whom I know who had breast cancer. The first lady, an acquaintance, had one chemotherapy treatment and stopped. She died months later. The second lady, the sister of a friend, did not tell anyone, not even her husband, until a year after her diagnose. She died two years after being diagnosed. The third lady, a friend, was in her 30s when diagnosed. She had a mastectomy and finished her treatment. That was 10 years ago and she's healthier now than ever. The message is we have to check often and take action when diagnosed.