10 Pink Flowers to Show Support During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sending a bouquet of pink roses or carnations to a loved one or friend who is battling breast cancer can be a thoughtful gesture that lets them know they are not alone.

By: THURSD. | 07-04-2024 | 8 min read
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Breast cancer awareness month, running from October 1st all the way through October 31st is one of the most important months of the year when it comes to learning, supporting, and educating yourself on the topic for your own health purposes as well. In this article, you'll have ten pink option flowers that can serve beautifully to express acts of sympathy, love, and any other positive feeling you want to convey.

10 Pink Flowers That Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women and not only is October all about bringing more awareness to the disease, but also throughout the entire year given its seriousness as any other type of cancer. What is it? What are the symptoms? How can you help prevent it?

It is a type of cancer that starts in the cells of the breast. It can occur in both men and women, but it is far more common in women. Breast cancer usually begins in the cells of the milk-producing glands (lobules) or the ducts that carry milk from the lobules to the nipple. Over time, cancer cells can invade nearby healthy breast tissue and may even spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream or lymphatic system.

Common symptoms of breast cancer can include:

  1. Lump or Thickening: The most common symptom is the presence of a new lump or mass in the breast or underarm.

  2. Change in Breast Size or Shape: Breast cancer can cause changes in breast size, shape, or contour.

  3. Skin Changes: Dimpling, puckering, or redness of the breast skin.

  4. Nipple Changes: Nipple discharge, other than breast milk, or a nipple that turns inward.

  5. Pain: While breast cancer is not usually painful in the early stages, some women may experience breast pain.

  6. Swelling: Swelling of part or all of the breast.

It's important to note that these symptoms can also be caused by non-cancerous conditions. If you notice any of these changes, it's crucial to consult a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation.

While there is no surefire way to prevent breast cancer, there are several risk-reduction strategies that can be helpful:

  1. Healthy Lifestyle: Maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced diet, engaging in regular physical activity, limiting alcohol consumption, and not smoking.

  2. Regular Screenings: Mammograms can help detect breast cancer in its early stages. Regular screenings are essential, especially for individuals with a family history of breast cancer.

  3. Genetic Testing: If you have a strong family history of breast cancer or carry specific genetic mutations, consider genetic counseling and testing.


Pink for breast cancer awareness month on Thursd
Photo: Hospice at Your Side


Ultimately, knowing the facts about breast cancer will also make you more aware of how dangerous this type of cancer can be if you don't take appropriate care as a woman. The American Cancer Society estimates that this year, there will be 297,790 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in women. According to US Cancer Statistics data, the incidence of breast cancer decreased by 2.1% per year during 1999-2004 but increased by 0.3% per year during 2004-2018.

That said, you may know someone whose life has been affected by the disease or who has lost a loved one. However, there are several appropriate circumstances in which to give someone a flower bouquet containing 10 pink symbolic flowers.

1. Pink Carnations

This is the most symbolic type of flower behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink carnations (Dianthus) are given to all breast cancer survivors and those who are navigating treatment. They symbolize being unforgettable because not only is the experience an unforgettable life event, but you see who is there for you and who isn’t. At the same time, they also symbolize love, particularly maternal love.


Pink carnations for breast cancer awareness month
Photo: @home_insuffolk


2.  Pink Roses

Given their wide range of colors, roses are one of the most adaptable and loving flowers of all time. They undoubtedly symbolize the purest love, so for breast cancer awareness month, a bouquet of pink roses works as a great gift to lift a patient's or survivor's mood. It's important to notice the impact that flowers can have on anyone on any given day. Flowers have a purpose. Their purpose is to enlighten, brighten, and make someone's day more beautiful and meaningful with their endless colors and shapes. Flowers are here to be your companions in your best and worst moments!


A beautiful pink rose Candy Horizon
Photo: Decofresh Roses


To get in a little deeper, light pink roses stand for optimism, grace, and elegance, making them a staple flower for this special month.

3. Starfighter Lilies

Another one of the most beautiful and symbolic pink flowers that support Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the starfighter lily. There is no other designation for the strategy used by someone fighting cancer except being a true starfighter, hence the name of this flower.


Breast cancer awareness month starfighter lilies are a great flower option on Thursd
Photo: BloomNation


The encouraging 90% five-year survival rate demonstrates that many people with the disease win their battle. Breast cancer floral arrangements during awareness month can serve as a symbol of support and hope as well as a means to look ahead to a better future.

4. Pink Gerbera Daisies

Bright, joyful, and motivating pink gerbera daisies are the perfect way to express your love for a breast cancer survivor or patient. In particular, light pink gerberas signify respect, admiration, and compassion. Darker hues of pink gerberas, on the other hand, are often a symbol of gratitude, converting them into a statement flower showing support during breast cancer awareness month.


Pink Gerbera Daisy arrangement
Pink Gerbera Daisies are a very heartfelt way of showing your support towards someone during Breast Cancer Awareness Month


5. Pink Snapdragons

Snapdragons (Antirrhinum) have plenty of colors, much like many other blossoms. For breast awareness month, pink snapdragons are usually given out to women who have been through a rough time during the disease. With their pink hues, these blooms can provide a little unexpectedness. These are ideal to give to a woman who is fighting breast cancer and enjoys humor as you urge them to "snap to it" and recover.


Pink snapdragons are a symbol of breast cancer awareness month on Thursd
Photo: Johnny Seeds


6. Pink Ranunculus

Ranunculus are beloved for their vibrant colors, whimsical stems, voluminous paper-thin petals, and sweet nature. Their big, bright blooms, with a vase life of eight days to two weeks, make them an excellent choice for a special arrangement that can be sent to any of your loved ones during their cancer treatment. 


Pink Elegance ranunculus by Rosaprima
Pink Elegance ranunculus by Rosaprima


The color pink is a symbol of romance, love, and gentle feelings. This color goes perfectly with the symbolic meaning of the ranunculus flower. All in all, pink ranunculus flowers are a perfect gift to demonstrate your infinite and limitless love and support for your tough fighter! You will certainly make them happy.

7. Pink Orchids

First and most importantly, the orchid flower symbolizes strength, and your loved ones will feel your affection when they receive it. Orchids, such as phalaenopsis or cymbidiums, can never ever go wrong when it comes to their beauty uplifting anyone's spirit. What's the first thing someone does when seeing an orchid? It's an immediate wow reaction, and it could be a great gesture to get that 'wow' feeling from someone who is going through a rough time during breast cancer treatment or simply gifting a surviving patient a phalaenopsis or cymbidium orchid in tones of pink to show your eternal support now and always.


Phalaenopsis Aquarelle by Floricultura - on Thursd
Phalaenopsis Aquarelle by Floricultura



8. Pink Chrysanthemums

The options to support someone who has been through breast cancer or is going through treatment right now are endless. One of the most important ways of supporting your loved ones is through an act of pure love. Flowers represent pure love. In this case, pink chrysanthemums are a great choice. One of the most vital representations of the pink chrysanthemum is longevity. Wishing that strong, tough woman more longevity will only make things greater. In general, chrysanthemums are believed to represent happiness, love, longevity, and joy.


Light pink chrysanthemum by Decorum
Light pink blooming chrysanthemum by Decorum


9. Pink Calla Lilies

Presenting pink calla lilies (Zantedeschia) to breast cancer survivors can be a beautiful gesture of value for their strength and resilience. It acknowledges their journey and celebrates their survival. Sending a bouquet of pink calla lilies to someone currently undergoing breast cancer treatment is also a way to show appreciation for their courage and offer your support during a challenging time.


Captain Alma pink calla lilies
Captain Alma calla lily by Kapiteyn Calla


Additionally, if you're planning any event when it comes to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you can use pink calla lilies as decorations for events or fundraisers. These flowers can serve as a visual reminder of the acknowledgment and support for those affected by the disease.

10. Pink Clematis

In the language of flowers, pink flowers in general often symbolize love, gratitude, and admiration. So, pink clematis can be associated with these sentiments and may be used during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to express love and support for those going through the rough treatment that breast cancer, to show gratitude to survivors and caregivers, and to convey admiration for the strength and resilience of individuals facing the disease. The use of pink clematis can still serve as a meaningful gesture of support and solidarity during this important awareness month.


Pink clematis in arrangement by Marginpar
A very uplifting and colorful arrangement to gift during Breast Cancer Awareness Month using pink clematis by Marginpar
Photo: @zielona.kwiaciarnia


Whatever your choice may be, all of these pink flowers are a clear way of supporting breast cancer awareness month and every woman who is enduring or going past this harsh process.


October breast cancer awareness month on Thursd
Photo: Aynjil


Remember that the entire month will be dedicated to going all pink for the patients and survivors. Get yourself some pink on today!



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