31 Days of Hope Challenge
October of every year is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Across these 31 days, give a voice to a cause.

  1. Acceptance
  2. Courage
  3. Support
  4. Healing
  5. Kindness
  6. Friendship
  7. Wisdom
  8. Celebration
  9. Love
  10. Timeless (a.)
  11. Determination
  12. Health
  13. Compassion
  14. Bold
  15. Treatment
  16. Joy
  17. Overcome
  18. Gratitude
  19. Delight
  20. Family
  21. Fearless
  22. Control
  23. Solidarity (b.)
  24. Charity
  25. Inspiration
  26. Fitness
  27. Trust
  28. Beauty
  29. Admiration
  30. Survival
  31. Hope
a. For Young Women with Breast Cancer. 23% of those diagnosed are under 50.
b. For Men with Breast Cancer who make up 1 in 1000 of those diagnosed.

The Message
Anyone can get breast cancer but 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is not enough to be aware of this, we must hear this message and look after our own health. Learning to self-examine (once a month) and spot the warning signs could save your life. Start today.

“Doctors were stunned I’d found it. Not because it was so hard to find but because “young people don’t check". There’s a dangerous cloud of “it won’t happen to me" hanging around and the message that nobody is immune regardless of age, race, gender, and so on seems to be getting very lost. Without examination in my routine I wouldn’t have known enough about myself to identify an issue and my prognosis would have been far worse. Early detection is so important. “
Rebecca, 31.

How to participate
In any artistic way of your choosing (e.g. drawing, poetry, music, choreography, crafts and so on) create something that has been inspired by the word of that day and share it on social media noting why you’ve created it. The “challenge" is to create something every day but all participation is welcome. You can join in on whatever day of the month it is, or only do one every other day, it’s up to you.