It’s Frozen Pea Friday (Breast Cancer Awareness)
Posted by markharrison on December 21, 2007
You may have heard of a Social Network called Twitter. I use it to keep in touch with a whole bunch of conversations about Internet Marketing, Social Networking and (to a lesser extent admittedly) Property Investment.
However, over the last few weeks, several of the conversations have been on the subject of Frozen Peas, and this is because of a lady called Susan Reynolds.
For reasons she best explains herself, (but to do with a sudden diagnosis of Breast Cancer) she ended up with a bag of frozen peas tucked into her bra for a while (it’s lighter and moulds better than an traditional ice-pac). As she writes:
“That bag of peas added a touch of lightness to what could have been a sad and serious tale.
- A bag of peas was something everybody could relate to.
- Some people love them, some hate them, some use them for their own injuries.
- A bag of frozen peas was a vehicle for conversation and let people tease me instead of having to cry.
- It let people share instead of bemoaning.”
As a result of this, a whole bunch of people on Twitter got photos of ourselves taken prominently featuring frozen peas, and have agreed to blog about the subject on the day Susan is due to go in for surgery – today is therefore Frozen Pea Friday.
You can see photos of (at time of writing) 165 of us on the Frozen Pea group on Flickr.
You can make a donation to the American Cancer Society (all proceeds to research) through the Frozen Pea Fund.