Thursday, November 01, 2007

City Daily Photo Blog Theme Day: The Color Blue (AND PINK, in my case!)


This big blue sign caught my eye as I drove past the American Fork Hospital. They have a cancer care center there that is wonderful. I know that because I had a good friend and a sweet aunt who received care here. They have both passed on now, but I will be forever grateful to the people who served them there.

Cancer is frequently on my mind, probably because I knew 4 people who passed away from cancer in 2006 and it really shocked me. Also, in October, I participated in "Pilates for Pink" at the American Fork Recreation Center. This was an opportunity to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise money to fight it.

Also, as we were exercising, Christy, the instructor, spouted factoids about Breast Cancer to help us be more educated about it. Of course I can't remember everything she said, but the one thing she taught me that really stuck was that exercising vigorously 3 times per week decreases your chances of breast cancer significantly. I didn't know that! Just another reason to get my buns to the gym.

Enjoy BLUE day around the City Daily Photo Blogs. To check out more beautiful blue pictures:

Boston (MA), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Arlington (VA), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Portland (OR), USA - Sequim (WA), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Arradon, France - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Stockholm, Sweden - Singapore, Singapore - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Toulouse, France - The Hague, Netherlands - Moscow, Russia - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Stayton (OR), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Detroit (MI), USA - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Bandung (West Java), Indonesia - Greenville (SC), USA - Hyde, UK - Radonvilliers, France - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Manila, Philippines - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Saarbrücken, Germany - New Orleans (LA), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Forks (WA), USA - Wichita (Ks), USA - Barton (VT), USA - St. Louis (MO), USA - Joplin (MO), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Quincy (MA), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Inverness (IL), USA - Christchurch, New Zealand - Toruń, Poland - North Bay (ON), Canada - Le Guilvinec, France - Chateaubriant, France - London, England - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Sydney, Australia - Austin (TX), USA - Mumbai, India - Boston (MA), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Paderborn, Germany - Montréal (QC), Canada - Jackson (MS), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Orlando (FL), USA - Grenoble, France - Cheltenham, UK - Forks (WA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Weston (FL), USA - London, UK - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Belgrade, Serbia - Paris, France - Shanghai, China - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Montpellier, France - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Auckland, New Zealand - Evry, France - New York City (NY), USA - Nottingham, UK - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Oslo, Norway - Minneapolis (MN), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Trujillo, Peru - Trujillo, Peru - Melbourne (VIC), Australia - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Durban, South Africa - Brussels, Belgium - Anderson (SC), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Wellington, New Zealand - Prague, Czech Republic - Saigon, Vietnam - Ystad, Sweden - Miami (FL), USA - Seoul, South Korea - Hong Kong, China - Melbourne, Australia - Baziège, France - Greensboro (NC), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Kajang (Selangor), Malaysia

19 comments:

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

The look on the doggy's face says it all, doesn't it? It'd be fun to see a dog walking a human on a leash dressed as a dog!

Happy theme day!

Denton said...

A nice tribute to those who provide care. It seems we all know several people fighting cancer. Keep up the exercise. In addition to the gym surly brisk walks in search of a photo help as well.

alice said...

I didn't know this expression "to get my buns to the gym"! Thank you for your photo and your message, the fight must go on. In France, women can run in many cities to inform and collect money for the research.
I'm happy you've enjoyed my "blues".

joy said...

I like your photo. It is quite meaningful.

joy
Norwich Daily Photo

jelvistar said...

I love your choice of photo...thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Port Angeles Daily Photo

maria elisa said...

great photo...one of the best

Hyde DP said...

excellent choice for theme day

lv2scpbk said...

That sign is a reminder to get regular checkups.

I emailed the Historical Society to ask them the meaning of my blue wall mural photo. They gave me an interesting description. Please stop by my site to read about it. Thanks.

• Eliane • said...

How thoughtful of you of typing this in pink fonts. Very nice post.

Greetings from New York City,
Eliane

Neva said...

A very colorful photo.....I like the pink writing....with the blue photo..

bluechic said...

thanks for this post--its such a good reminder too for us all

Lavenderlady said...

good for you! A great post on this theme day.

Lynette said...

First, your theme day post is spot on. Second, i've scrolled through your other posts and had a great time, looking and reading. Thanks!

Kim said...

Superdedooper post! It's perfect for our theme day and makes us think, too. I'm up for a mammography and other regular tests tomorrow (how fun!). And, hey, that masked person in the produce department from yesterday looks like a fruit bat to me! ;^)
Happy theme day,
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Nice choice ... I like the color contrast in the photo, and meaningful too!

WebOJ said...

That bench there looks so sad and lonely.

Gwen said...

Nice choice for theme day with a meaning for wellness too.

lynn said...

Blue and pink together - great.

Steve Buser said...

Great post.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo