This song was written for my mother who has battled breast cancer twice now. The lyrics were inspired by a poem written by Lord Byron of the same title. My sister, Margaret Dowers, used that poem as inspiration to write a poem that could encourage our mom in her own battle with breast cancer and once that poem was complete, I did my best to put it to music. The basic storyline of the song is that it was not physically beautiful to watch our mother go through breast cancer. As the lyrics attest, her body was at war with itself. She lost her hair and her glow. She almost lost her life. But through it all, I believe there was beauty. The real kind. The kind that lasts, the kind that is deeper than what our eyes can see . I know my Mom didn’t feel beautiful or think of the experience as beautiful at all, it was a hellish experience. There is nothing cute or pink about going through cancer. But despite all the pain, beauty is what our family saw. Our hope is that this song can be an engine for fundraising and healing for women battling breast cancer. Our hope is that this song will encourage listeners with the promise that “She who walks in beauty, walks on.” I sincerely hope the song encourages all who hear it. ALL proceeds we make from selling this song will be donated to charitable organizations also helping women through breast cancer. For these first few months, we’ve chosen Little Pink Houses of Hope as the charity that will receive the funds from our song sales. You can read about their vision and mission.
It is our hope that this song serves as a tribute to the thousands of woman walking through breast cancer. Our vision is for it to be an anthem of hope for breast cancer patients worldwide. Thanks so much for listening!