Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pink October '08 (#5)

Canadian company N-ti, Inc. is donating $5 [Canadian] to the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation for every $11.99 pink hijab they sell.

If you hurry and order one you can participate in Global Pink Hijab Day on October 29, 2008. (I swear I am not making this up.) According to the loosely-organized event's Facebook listing, "This is a day intended to initiate dialog and shatter stereotypes of Muslim women and their Islamic headscarves (Hijabs), as well as raise breast cancer awareness."

Pink-hijab-wearing women are encouraged to donate $5 or more to Susan G Komen for the Cure (or similar organization in their country). That's the breast cancer part of the event. I'm not entirely clear on the shattering stereotypes part.

[Pink Hijab Day has a website but, as of this posting, it hasn't been updated since last year. Reportedly 7,000 woman donned pink headscarves for the event last year. It was not noted how much money was donated nor how many stereotypes were shattered.]

More Pink October here.