National Pink Day
By: Courtney Floyd
National Pink Day is observed annually on June 23rd. This day is set aside for the color pink and all it represents.
So what does the color pink represent? Here are just a few descriptions I found online:
“Compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing. A combination of red and white, pink contains the need for action of red, helping it to achieve the potential for success and insight offered by white. It is the passion and power of red softened with the purity, openness and completeness of white. The deeper the pink, the more passion and energy it exhibits.” -www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/
“The color pink represents caring, compassion and love. The pink color stands for unconditional love and understanding, and is associated with giving and receiving care.” -www.color-meanings.com
“Femininity, love, calmness, innocence, and optimism.” -www.colorpsychology.org
At PRMA, we work closely with breast cancer patients each day, so when we think of pink it is associated with the Pink Ribbon that represents the fight against breast cancer. This color became a symbol for breast cancer in 1991 and continues to unite a country in bringing awareness to a terrible disease.
So, today (and everyday) we applaud the color pink and its representation of a war against a disease we loath and the femininity, love, and compassion of each of the lives touched by breast cancer.