Houston, Texas—October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Eagle's Trace did its part by hosting a Pink Out Day on October 6.
Residents and employees of the Erickson Living retirement community in West Houston wore pink clothing, stickers, hats and beads. An afternoon snack featured pink cookies and lemonade with beautiful pink balloons.
Why is this such a worthwhile endeavor? Lisa Hadley, the Community Resources Coordinator at Eagle's Trace, answers the question.
"We feel that this is important because cancer has impacted all of us in some way, whether it is personally, a family member or a close friend. If seeing pink shirts and pink cookies makes one person more knowledgeable about warning signs and treatment, we've accomplished a goal. Our Pink Out Day also lets those battling cancer know that they are being supported and cared for by all," said Mrs. Hadley.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. People are encouraged to wear pink, the campaign's color, and educate themselves and share information.
Written material and videos can be found on the websites of national organizations such as the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Its mission is to help those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.
About Eagle's Trace: Eagle's Trace is one of nineteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Located in Houston, Texas, the scenic 70-acre campus is home to more than 825 residents. Eagle's Trace is the ideal greater Houston retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.