Global pink hijab day is scheduled for October 27, 2010 in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Muslims all over the world are invited to participate by wearing pink hijab scarves and pink ribbons on the 27th and by donating to cancer foundations throughout the month. Global pink hijab day was designed to encourage Muslim women and men to participate in breast cancer awareness activities and as a way of encouraging others to inquire about the hijab; the headscarf that many Muslim women wear as an outward demonstration of their faith.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded in 1985 by AstraZeneca, a pharmaceutical and Biologics Company that manufactures breast cancer drugs, and is celebrating 25 years of promoting awareness, education and empowerment of women and families this year. The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month organization partners with AstraZeneca and several other corporate and government sponsors and has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues. NBCAM is a year round resource for breast cancer patients, survivors, supporters, caregivers and the general public.
Locally, The Pink Ribbons Project is a Houston area organization that uses the arts to improve the quality of life for those touched by breast cancer. A calendar of their events for this month can be found here.
For information about or to participate in Global Pink Hijab Day 2010 click here.
Some Houston area restaurants are offering pink discounts and deals in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Some participating restaurants are Crave Cupcakes, Baker Street Pub and Grill, Flemings Steakhouse and Sullivan's Steakhouse.