Cotton Farmers are Raising Awareness in Breast Cancer

October is devoted to raising awareness in breast cancer. We see the NFL and Delta Airlines go pink to raise awareness but what can a cotton farmer do? How can you tell when a cotton farmer is committed to something? Well, the best examples are clear to the eye! October brings harvest time and modules are a great canvas for making a statement. And it seems a lot of them have gone pink this month!

Yes, cotton farmers have been showing their support of breast cancer research. My friend Marjory caught this on a gin yard in Greenwood, Mississippi the first of October.

Cotton breast cancer awareness

And then I saw Cannon & Heidi Michael from California (he’s @agleader on Twitter) popping up pink today and I couldn’t put off posting this any longer. Think about how many people can be prompted to think pink when they roll past round modules that big wrapped in pink!

breast cancer awareness on the farm breast cancer awareness month

And I have to share one of my favorite t-shirts. I found out about it a couple of years ago around the same time of year as a community was hosting an event to raise money for research & support.

cotton country believes tshirt


About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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3 Responses to Cotton Farmers are Raising Awareness in Breast Cancer

  1. Karen Goodman November 4, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    I love the pink wrapped cotton, but what is it wrapped in? Just curious if they stained something pink or that was something special they came up with.

    • Janice Person November 4, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

      It is just like saran wrap and is put around the cotton to keep it packed in there for transport to the gin! It is put on in the cotton picker as it it let out and then will be cut off at the gin.

    • Janice Person November 4, 2014 at 10:56 pm #

      I should add in the photo on my main rotator, the cotton there also has a pink spray painted ribbon on it. That is a special kind of temporary paint and will disappear in the ginning and knitting process. 🙂

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