I think the Susan Komen pink ribbon crusade has been great for breast cancer
awareness but I think it is about time that someone does an in depth look into
that organization and where all that money really goes. I will no longer run in
their sponsored races or buy products with their logo because I had heard the
dollar amount that stayed in Utah was so small. I like the sounds of the swing
for life organization...
"The only thing I have to pay out is for an accountant to
do our taxes," Howa said. "Every profit goes straight to research, and
not very many can say that." It is exciting to hear about a local
fundraising organization where most of the money is actually used for research.
We all need to support them from here on out.
I once read that it is felt that to actually make real advances and progress
toward a cure would sort of be like killing the goose that lays the golden
eggs---why would there be incentive to end the huge emotion driven endless pink
products money machine??
It's very apparent if you really look, cancer has not been cured but is has made
the multi trillion dollars providers industry obscenely rich.The
medical profession has people so scared of cancer and the idea of cancer that
just whipsering the disease makes people ready to hand over their own life and
all their families lives to pay for a treatment based on lies. Usually when a business has a monopoly going and the masses are knocking down
the doors, a busienss will reduce prices and have sales on particular
procedures. But not with health care, they keep raising the bar and costs and
greed takes over to put not just one small family in peril, they want to take
out the whole clan's wealth.Health care is not about curing, they
don't want that, its the gross criminal theft of people lives, past present and
A good fairly balanced article.My first wife died from metastatic
breast cancer 17 years ago. There were great lessons to be learned for the
whole family. Some of them: Our kids came to the realization that no one is
immune from the trials of life. The American Cancer Society is a huge
organization that has it's ladder up against the wrong wall (traditional
chemotherapy is NOT the answer). A walk or wearing pink does little to help
those with breast cancer (try offering to visit the family, do a load of
laundry, clean a bathroom in the home, etc.). Some individuals cannot bring
themselves to visit their friend (it's OK -- and understandable). Teenagers
need to understand that fasting and prayer are not always answered in the way we
want them to be. The Relief Society is a savior to the family!
Doesn't it feel great to buy pink stuff? Keep telling yourself you're helping to
cure breast cancer. You wouldn't want anyone to think you don't care, would you?
I always respect those who are willing to organize and promote something
meaningful. But what does "awareness" mean? and what good does
"awareness" do? are you telling me there are people in this country
(world) who don't know about breast cancer? If if nothing has really changed in
the last 50 years, what's the point of all this? What also bothers
me is in this "awareness" campaign, nobody ever talks about the fact
that if women married younger, had children younger, had more children, and
nursed their babies longer--breast cancer would virtually disappear. But this is
very inconvenient in this world of delayed married, delayed motherhood, and one
child (token) families.
nice that there is such support for Pink cancer, but what about all the other
forms of cancer- don't they all deserve the same degree of attention?