I've always found starfish (or sea stars as they are also called) interesting. The idea of their being able to regenerate arms is quite fascinating. Their lives continue along an interesting journey, regardless of the current shape of their form.
I found this necklace in Hong Kong and immediately purchased it for its symbolism. My life is being changed, right before my eyes, along a beautiful journey of healing, rather than a journey of sickness. A dear friend pointed out to me how healing is what God works in us, rather than the sickness.
So, while I won't embrace the pink ribbon as a symbol of my journey, I will embrace the starfish!
If you'd like to read a few interesting facts about these creatures, please see: http://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index/13-animals/52-starfish.html