Drive by or visit one of Bluebonnet’s five member service centers, or pass one of its service vehicles on the road, and you will notice something different. Pink lights, pink ribbon pins and pink magnetic ribbons affixed to trucks.
No, the co-op isn’t dropping the blue from its name or changing its colors. It’s gone pink to raise awareness for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At night during October, Bluebonnet’s member service centers in Bastrop, Brenham, Giddings, Lockhart and Manor will be bathed in pink floodlights. During the day, Bluebonnet’s member service representatives will hand out pink ribbon pins to anyone who wants one.
“Breast cancer is one of the most significant health risks to women,” said Mark Rose, Bluebonnet’s general manager. “Millions of women have been touched by this disease. Nearly a quarter of a million women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. There is hardly a person in this country who hasn’t had a family member or friend who has had breast cancer.
“We are proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We encourage everyone to get involved and get informed of the risks, and learn how to diagnose, prevent and treat this cancer.”