October is more than just Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Thursday, October 17, 2013
First off, I'd like to say that I am a huge supporter of breast cancer awareness and I started our hotel's Relay for Life team. This blog is not to offend anyone or make it seem like breast cancer isn't important.
Now that that has been said :
Many forget that October is also Domestic Violence Awareness month as well. Between the NFL players wearing pink and salons giving pink extensions for people's hair..the majority of people only know October as Breast Cancer Awareness month. As a survivor of domestic violence myself, I find this so sad. Domestic Violence is just as important as breast cancer and is something we can try to prevent. If only people were made more aware of what to do, what to look for and how to help.
All I ask is that you take a moment and think of those that have suffered at the hands of domestic violence. Think of those that have been killed due to it. The children who either are harmed or have grown up watching this happen in their homes. This is an important issue that needs to get as much press and is just as worthy of the attention as any other cause.
If you know anyone that may be in a domestic violence situation please try to reach out for help. They may be scared but there are some great shelters out there that can help them. Don't give up on them...and spread the word that DV victims are out there...volunteer at a shelter or donate unused household items that they may need. Just remember that there are other victims out there..just victims of the color purple.