Going pink for October

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In support of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 5thirtyone.com is going pink. For the full scoop on the man behind the pink push for October, check out Matthew Oliphant’s Breast Cancer Awareness initiative Pink for October.

An estimated 1.2 million people [worldwide] will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer is not limited to woman. Rather, an estimated 460 men will die from breast cancer in the United States alone. The statistics exhibit the harsh reality of breast cancer both on a local and international front. Although altering the color swatches of a website may not have a direct impact, the indirect affects of promoting breast cancer awareness may remind others to seek regular medical checkups.

Bookmark 5thirtyone.com and keep an eye out for pink hued sites when October 1st rolls around.

Need an idea of how pink can be harnessed into such a way to be eye-catching and appealing? Check out Design Melt Down’s Pretty in Pink, Man of Pink, or sites tagged pink on Styleboost.

There are already a growing number of 9rulers expressing their desire to participate: BgB, Leihu, HeatEatReview, Diary of a Website, Bright Meadow, foogaming, Greenr, Unsympathetic, Wurkit, nostrich, and Forty Media.

Discuss - 15 Comments

  1. Poldo says:

    Ha, ha! I look forward to seeing 5thirtyone in pink!

  2. Mike Diesel says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see it!!

  3. Rich says:

    Don’t forget me!

  4. karmatosed says:

    LOL my website has changed names ;) I am so looking forward to getting involved in this one. Pink is the new erm well considering last reboot … green.

  5. Brendan says:

    Nice find Derek. :)

    I may have to turn my site a shade of pink as well..

  6. Jane says:

    Hmm. I can’t wait to see your version of pink. I will definitely be stealing some ideas as my website is already pink but can always have room for improvement

  7. Jaypee says:

    that’s something to look forward to. hehe. can’t wait to see the pink version of 5thirtyone. God bless! :)

  8. Hans says:

    hey mattbrett didn’t go on pink? I also felt that the pink won’t do great on his theme but now gonna see how will that be on yours?

  9. ~TheAngel~ says:

    Would be glad to see your new template in pink :)

  10. jeriel says:

    can i download this themes? very nice i like it!

  11. [...] Having previously announced my intent to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness month, 5ThirtyOne is wearing a new coat with a touch of pink. Although I may not have been as adventerous with the color in comparison to fellow Pink for October participants, I hope that my intentions will speak for themselves. [...]

  12. [...] the current style emphasizes textual content, the version, which will coincide with the Pink for October movement, will focus on visual [...]

  13. AutoRider says:

    Nice blog..love it. And pink is simply awesome. :)

  14. pelf says:

    I am so glad to see another blogger participating in the Breast Cancer Awareness month! :)

    Besides going pink, I will also try to create and spread the awareness on breast cancer throughout the month, such as this post about some breast cancer-related statistics:

    http://chenpn.com/2007/10/08/breast-cancer-related-statistics/