#FriFotos: PINK

21 Oct

Tea Roses in Toronto. I actually envisioned smelling roses (long story), had to shoot this flower shop and someone asked me if I wanted to smell the roses. Manisfestation much?

So Charity Month is definitely in full force! In honor of this Friday’s theme, FriFotos is acknowledging  Breast Cancer Awareness month.

We always pay attention to the fundraising aspect of it but let’s look at the facts. According to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation: 

  • One in nine (11%) Canadian women are expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime (this means by age 90).
  • In 2010, an estimated 23,200 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer, an increase of (500) from 2009.
  • AND did you know? Men get breast cancer too, even though it’s less than one percent of all cases. Still. In 2010, an estimated 180 men in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Granville Island. Any guess as to what fruit this is? And is it pink or red?

So remember ladies, a yearly checkup can save your life.
And how to prevent it? Awareness. Here are five ways to be Breast Cancer Aware.
But good news: the foundation raised over $30 million this year (whether it’s through the annual run or the Booby Ball. Both great events and super fun!) for research. Hopefully, we can find a cure or heal this disease faster.

Miette at the Ferry Building in San Francisco

In other news, it was kind of difficult to find travel pictures incorporating the colour pink. But it was fun! A lot of the pictures are from markets this week and it’s one of my favourite things to do. I didn’t spend nearly enough time on Granville Island at the Public Market but would have loved to seen more of the Asian influence that permeates throughout the market there. I do like their second level coffee shop that overlooks the market. It’s great for people watching. In San Francisco, the Ferry Building is a MUST activity and Miette was a delight! This picture is of cookies but the one thing that I really loved was the little pot de cremes they sell. They are delicious and a departure from the desserts sold in Toronto. That said, where can one get a good pot de creme in Toronto?
Until next Friday!

2 Responses to “#FriFotos: PINK”

  1. Stephanie Diehl (@TravelDesigned) October 21, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    Fab PINK #FriFotos! and thank you for including such important information in your post!

    In case your readers would like to support our Susan G Komen fundraiser page, here’s the link:

  2. nearafar October 22, 2011 at 3:57 am #

    No problem! I wish I saw the donation information earlier and would have added it to the post. I do think you guys raised enough money though and that’s great. The more research and awareness there is the more we can eliminate or prevent such problems that affect so many women (and to a lesser extent, men).

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