Pink Shirt Day, 22nd February, 2017 to raise awareness about bullying
Today is Wear a Pink Shirt Day in support of raising awareness about bullying.
"Pink Shirt Day. On February 22, 2017 we encourage everyone to wear something Pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools, in our communities and online. Pink Shirt Day comes from two Nova Scotia high school students, who decided to take a stand against bullying in their own school."
Here is a snippet of the Globe & Mail article that describes how Pink Shirt Day began:
"David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied [for wearing a pink shirt]...[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school.
'I learned that two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders,' says Mr. Price, 17, who organized the pink protest. ‘Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.’
So Mr. Shepherd and some other headed off to a discount store and bought 50 pink tank tops. They sent out message to schoolmates that night, and the next morning they hauled the shirts to school in a plastic bag.
As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes. 'It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,' Mr. Price recalled.
The bullies were never heard from again."
I promote raising awareness every day of the year, not just one day. Be kind, look out for each other, report bullying and make the World a better place.
Pink just happens to be my favourite color, my brand, and it is used to promote Breast Cancer Awareness, as a two time breast cancer survivor I promote Awareness every day of the year.
It's not about a colour or a day, it's about being the change we want to see.