published on debbieloeselstanton blog on 11/3/12.
“Another Pink Ribbon Day”
Now that October has come and gone,
The Pink Ribbon still has an important mission.
There are still breast cancer survivors
fighting for their lives
and other breast cancer survivors past the hurdle
doing all they can
to raise money for research, education
and patient care.
We wear pink ribbon clothes
and use pink ribbon goods
because we have formed an alliance
to let cancer know that we will defeat it.
We know not when, but
it will be done.
All the other colored ribbons
representing other cancers
need our support too.
We need to help others
so that they can afford medical care
for their treatment,
so parents don’t have to choose
between feeding their kids and getting treatment.
I thank all the corporations for funding research for us
and helping to raise awareness.
I pray for those who are dying from cancer,
that they receive hope and life on earth,
or with an ultimate healing in heaven.
Grant them strength and peace
and the same for their families and friends.
We know you’re not forgetting us Lord,
but it’s hard to believe sometimes
when things look grim.
We place ourselves in your capable hands
and even if we don’t know the outcome,
you do, and you will help us through.
Grant us to have one more pink ribbon day
and the promise for a better tomorrow.