Well, here’s an announcement about a party that the Garden is already prepared for! The Pink for October program asks websites to “go pink” for the month in order to encourage and support breast cancer awareness. In honor of the campaign, Natalie Joost has designed two free WordPress themes to make it easy for bloggers to transform their sites. Both are great-looking layouts and can be downloaded here. If you don’t want to change your theme but do want to adopt a pink color scheme, she is offering several choices.
Obviously, donations to the American Cancer Society and other charitable organizations working to prevent and cure breast cancer are encouraged.
But you can help in other ways and you don’t have to wait until October 1. Show your support now! Grab the pink ribbon displayed here or the badge in the sidebar. Download one of the many other badges and display it on your site now to help spread the word so that other folks can be ready to transform their sites at the stroke of midnight on October 1.
Matthew Oliphant is responsible for this great promotion. He explains that he got the idea from an “offhand” remark by a coworker. Read his kick-off post detailing several ways that you can get involved and contact him or his fellow organizers if you have ideas about other things you can do to help make this year’s campaign a huge success.
Last year, about 1,500 blogs went pink in October and the organizers would be thrilled if 15 times that number went pink this year.
So how about you? Are you going to make your site Pink for October? If so, make sure that you sign up!