Today we’re thinking pink from the Amalfi Coast! I’m very happy to be joining in with a great group of expat bloggers in Italy to paint the web pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s wonderful to be a part of such a good community to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness. Here are some important facts from the National Breast Cancer Foundation about why you need an early detection plan:

The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages. According to the National Cancer Institute:

  • Nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.
  • Over 30% of women are diagnosed after breast cancer has spread beyond the localized stage.
  • When breast cancer is detected early (localized stage), the 5-year survival rate is 98%.

You can find out more information at the National Breast Cancer Foundation or in Italian at Nastro Rosa. Similar to last year, I thought I’d share some photos I’ve taken this past spring and summer of pink flowers in Italy. Most are from the Amalfi Coast, but there are a couple in there I took while in Florence this past May.

Think Pink!

 

Here’s some of the bloggers in Italy participating in the pink post for Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

Linda – News From Italy
Anne – Anne from Oxfordshire
Rosa – Bell’Avventura Tripping Through Life
Cherrye – My Bella Vita
Lucy – On my way 2 work and Other Stuff 
Donna – Maremma Guide
Lauren – Mamaquest
Veronika – Modenus Blog 
Michelle – Bleeding Espresso
Eleonora – Aglio Olio e Peperoncino
JoAnne – Frutto della Passione

… And many more! Visit the website Mamma Felice to see a list of all the bloggers participating!

14 Comments
  • Hi Laura, thanks so much for joining in and posting such pretty pictures. We are very spoilt on the Coast aren’t we! I particularly like the one at Scala with S. Eustace (?) in the background.
    I was thinking of posting the exact same pink house at Positano that you did !

    October 18, 2010
  • Such beautiful photos, again making my heart ache with nostalgia…
    Wonderful post, Laura. Thank you! I am honored to be a part of this joint effort this year.

    Ciao,
    E xx ♥

    October 18, 2010
  • I love your pink photo slide show, Laura!

    October 18, 2010
  • Hello Laura .. a beautiful post .. I am honoured to be part of this too.

    How wonderful that we all got together on the same day .. now what we
    need is a huge festival ij Italy for us bloggers to meet 🙂

    October 18, 2010
  • Good evening Laura I am reading my way through all these such varied and beautiful tributes to Breast Cancer Awareness. I also feel honoured to have been able to participate today. Gorgeous photographs 🙂

    October 18, 2010
  • Visiting the bloggers that participated today, lovely post.

    October 18, 2010
  • Ciao Laura, I beleive the flower is red Valerian (Centranthus ruber). My mother used to make herself a herbal tea from this plant to help her sleep. Stank like smelly trainers.
    The prickly tree is known in these parts as the cottonata (cotton tree on account of the large cotton filled fruit). My son grew one from seed. It’s now very tall and sitting in our outside garden but took ten years to flower – gorgeous. It’s real name is chorisia speciosa or floss silk tree,its a member of the baobab family. There are quite a lot of them around Positano!

    October 19, 2010

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