When I hear the word bandana a few different things come to mind. My daddy who would carry one with him, my friends who wear them around their heads, legs or elsewhere to show a relationship to the world they live in and I also think of cancer and my little friend who never grew up who wore a bandanana when she lost her hair.
Today, is International Bandana Day and people every where will find a reason to connect to bandanans. In the year 2012 there was 14.1 million new cases of Cancer world-wide. This number in no way shows a connection to individuals who have been affected over the years by this terrible vicious disease of Cancer. Bandana day came about when teens in Australia wanted to raise awareness and support for young people living with cancer.
Bandanas are often used by individuals being treated for cancer using the treatment of chemo. The treatment helps fight cancer using drugs that are very powerful that cause many side affects. One side affect is hair loss and bandanas are used to try to cover up the hairloss. Bandanas can appear a bit stylish by those wearing them and helps keeps the spirit of those suffering with hair loss spirits up.
Bandanas are often used as well to show an association with those living a certain life style. A show of solidarity with friends and those in that life style as well. The same color of bandana gives it even more style and effect. Those suffering with cancer depend on the support of others to give them the attitude to fight.
Today, don a bandana and show your support as well. There are organizations that will be selling bandanas to help raise support as well. Purchase one of these if possible and wear it to show solidarity. The thing is to get other to talk so that you can encourage them to support and donate as well to cancer research.