Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pinkness Awareness Month

Longtime readers of my blog may recall that a year ago I wrote about how October was Breast Cancer Awareness month, and that the store where I work had been overtaken by pink ribbons. If you’d like to read that post, you can find it HERE. This year is no different.

I thought about doing the same thing this year as I did last year, but when I saw the following item, I thought, “This is all I need to show how stupid this has become.”

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Really? REALLY?! You can NOT tell me with a straight face that this was a coincidence!

I still feel the same way as I felt last year. All these “Aware” items, do nothing to raise awareness. It’s just a way for these companies to get more people to buy their products under the guise of charity.

What’s worse, is that since last year I have learned terrible things about the biggest breast cancer charity, the Susan G Koman Foundation. They have become nothing more that a giant greedy business. They have gone so far as to SUE other small charities for using the phrase “For the Cure” in their promotions. Charities that have nothing to do with breast cancer even! I will link you to two articles so you can see for yourself.



In conclusion, if you REALLY care about finding a cure for breast cancer, then seek out a GOOD charity, and donate directly to them. Money given to the Susan G Koman foundation is pretty much wasted. They do not use their donations wisely, and they use money that has been donated to them to finance their legal battles. If you really want a pink box of mushrooms, then go ahead and buy it, but if you ask me, this fad is just getting ridiculous. I hope I won’t be writing another of these posts a year from now, but something tells me I probably will.

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