I thought long and hard on this blog hop post simply because I knew it would step way outside the box of what readers may expect to find today. The hop was designed to highlight the alpha male and what we as writers feel makes the perfect alpha and why. I’m sure many of you expect to see a lot of hot descriptions ranging from physical traits to characteristics of the alpha hero and might even be anticipating some pretty steamy pictures at some point. And I know you’re expecting there to be a way to entire to win a cool prize…more on that later.
As all of us I’m positive are aware, October is breast cancer awareness month. I’m also fairly certain every single one of you who drop by today have been touched in some way by this disease whether directly or indirectly. Perhaps you’re a survivor yourself, maybe you’ve had a mother, sister, aunt, grandmother who’s been diagnosed. At some point, you’ve known at least one person who was touched on some level by breast cancer.
Now, you may be asking yourself what any of that has to do with the alpha hero. Well, I have a habit of weaving true to life characteristics and traits into my heroes from real life men I know and adore. And today I would like to honor and commend the alpha heroes I’ve watched stand beside amazingly strong women battling breast cancer. I’ve had family members as well as friends go through this. This is personal for me because so many of the women and men I love are affected.
It takes every bit as much courage and fortitude to be the male caregiver standing beside these women and walking the path of recovery, or being the partner left in the wake of the most unfortunate outcome imaginable as is does to be the one directly in this diseases path. They struggle through watching their loved one endured horrific treatment and where most men would run at the sight of a woman missing a breast, I’ve personally watched some of the strongest men I know cry in private for their wife’s loss, yes their wife’s not their own, and tell their wife how brave she is and ensure her she’s still beautiful and desirable in the light of day.
These men are the stuff true alpha heroes are made of. Thank you to the real men who support the women in their lives through the battle that is breast cancer. When you see a man wearing pink this month tell him thank you.
Now, I’m not in any way sorry to say, there is no prize at my stop today. I’m asking you to still leave a comment however because in lieu of a prize, I’ll be making a donation to fund breast cancer research. For every comment I receive up to and including 100 comments, I will donate $1.00 to breast cancer research, up to and including $100.00. So, please, don’t bypass me today, leave a comment and help me help researchers Save The TaTas!
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