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Published: Friday, Nov. 11 2011 9:41 p.m. MST

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Skippy
West Jordan, UT

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.

Mayfair
City, Ut

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??

AmPatriot
Taylorsville, UT

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 future.

Gr8bald1
San Diego, CA

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!

Independent
Henderson, NV

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?

dumprake
Washington, UT

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.

kiaoraguy
Provo, UT

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?

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