pink pumpkins

Pink Pumpkins; Jessica Lange Pens Children’s Book

Pink Pumpkins

It’s that time of year again, and the Pink Pumpkin Foundation is selling pink pumpkins to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research.

The foundation will oversee the donations, and ensure that the funds go directly to reputable organizations with the highest percentage of dollars spent on actual research. We aim to be transparent, with a board that volunteers its’ time, no paid employees and low administrative costs.

I posted about this last year at this time and couldn’t find any in my area. I’ll be looking again this year.

Jessica Lange Pens Children’s Book

I’ve posted about Lange before because of the new American Horror Story season that’s focusing on witches. (It’s a great season). And now Lange is getting ready to launch a new children’s book.

From the New York Times

Steve Geck, the Sourcebooks editorial manager, said in a telephone interview that the book tells the story of two young girls who visit their grandmother on “a ramshackle farm.” There, Mr. Geck said, “They come upon an old birdcage, and when they ask her about it, she tells them the story, how she grew up in France and had this bird as a pet and what it meant to her.” He added that the book “captures that moment in childhood where children realize there’s a world that exists beyond themselves, and there’s a history beyond themselves.”

I love Jessica Lange, and always have. But I have to say I find it interesting when someone who stars in an adult themed show for mature audiences only…the disclaimer at the beginning of each show is clearly made known…writes children’s books. And I’m only saying that because I write gay erotic romance, not because I’m making a judgmental comment. If I were to approach a publisher or agent about writing a children’s book I would not only have to change my name and identity, I would have to hide all previous book publications and hope and pray they were never revealed.

Interesting.

Maybe we’ll see a children’s book from E.L. James…Fifty Shades of Awesomeness (or something like that).

Who Couldn’t Love a Pink Pumpkin?

October is national breast cancer awareness month, and this year there’s something different.

Pink pumpkins!

Although October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NBCAM is dedicated to raising awareness and educating individuals about breast cancer throughout the year.

The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation is new. And from what I can see, it’s not only helping in the fight against breast cancer, but also a segment of the farming industry in the US.

The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation was created in 2012 to aid in the fight against breast cancer. America’s pumpkin growers have committed to giving a percentage of proceeds from every pink pumpkin sold this year to organizations involved in breast cancer research.

If your life has not been touched by breast cancer consider yourself lucky. I’ve seen what it does, and in my case with both men and women. Yes, men can get breast cancer, too.  

And, if you’re an American, Halloween is usually a big holiday that’s celebrated with parties, costumes, and events for children as well as adults. It’s becoming increasingly bigger each year, which is nothing new to me because it was always a huge holiday in the gay male community.

I think all attempts at charity are important and valid. Anyone who gets seriously involved in any charity work does it from the heart and feels passionate about it. It also gives us a reason to gather as a group and support something that’s only going to bring about good results. We all have designated charities we focus on, but I usually donate to a lot of causes I feel are important.

And breast cancer is important to me. It’s not my primary charity, but it’s close to being there.

And who couldn’t resist a pink pumpkin? You’d have to a be cold-hearted, ugly, hideous, decrepit, vacuous minx, indeed.

Not only am I going to scout for these this year, I’m going to feel a whole lot better about buying pumpkins that I’ll only throw away after Thanksgiving knowing that the money I spent on them went to a good cause that’s helping a lot of good, decent people in the fight against breast cancer.