October, as you most certainly know, is breast cancer awareness month.
You won't find any pink ribbons here.
Instead, I give you links to my previous posts on this subject:
not in my name (October 2007)
not enough to think pink (October 2006)
And, if you want to read more, please check out Parade of Pink: Why BCA Is Concerned By Cause-Marketing For Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer Action also includes a list of "six critical questions" to ask before buying pink ribbon products so that you "support the cause, not cause-marketers."
(I stole these links from an excellent post by sprucehillfarm, over at Mothers With Cancer.)
So as, I said, you won't find any pink ribbons here. Red boas, on the other hand, are perfectly acceptable.
(photo credit: A. Wayne).