With the introduction of the new site, the Pilot Wives Club will also be more involved in community service projects, on a national as well as local level.
For October, we are Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.
As many of you may know, the incidence of breast cancer in women in the United States has increased to 1 in 8, or about 13% [source: breastcancer.org]. You may have been touched by this disease personally, or through a family member or close friend. We have several ideas to offer you, as ways we can help to fight this disease.
One of the things we are doing is to participate in Lee National Denim Day, on October 2. Join our team and wear denim on this day. Donate $5.00 or more, and get your friends involved. We have a goal to donate at least $500 for this cause, and it would be great if we could meet/exceed it. You can join our team or make a donation here.
Another thing you can do is to combine together with other pilot wives in your area to participate in the various walks/races across the country. As of the time of this writing, there is already one planned for the Phoenix area! Go Phoenix Wives!
We will also be selling certain items on the site, the proceeds of which will be donated to cancer research. If you are interested in purchasing any items, please check out our site store at www.pilotwivesclub.com. We expect that area of the site to be operational in a week or so, so if it's not there, either wait a few days or contact me and I can send you pictures of what we are offering so far.
As wives of pilots, we have the unique situation of being many things to many people. In most cases, we are the one constant for someone. We are the ones who keep our husbands grounded. We are the stability in our children's lives. We all know how important early detection is to beating breast cancer. This is why I encourage every one of you to get a mammogram, if you haven’t already done so.