Everyone knows October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink ribbons start popping up everywhere. NFL teams trot out in pink uniforms. It’s pretty hard to miss. It would seem that if the goal is to “raise awareness,” the mission is mostly accomplished.
What can get lost in that sea of pink, however, is the reality of breast cancer, what it does to its victims and their families, the toll it takes.
I wanted to do something different this year – something that would mean more to the community than sending a check off to a faceless organization to “raise awareness.”
I reached out Dave Welch, the head of Chive Nation, to see if there were any special Chivettes who’ve been afflicted with breast cancer. Dave immediately knew who to turn to.
Our Oklahoma Chapter is one of the most tight-knit communities you will find. Year in and year out, they party with a purpose to make a difference in their community. They are the spark that started the entire Tulsa Special Kids Care campaign, linking Chive Charities with the amazing teachers at the school.
Within the chapter is a very special Chivette named Natalie Cockran.