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Old 10-06-2013, 06:04 PM   #11
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:05 PM   #12
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That was interesting. Obviously you would think with such a widespread pink movement they would make sure they are using carcinogen free products to help promote it, but it's not like the ribbons are worn against your skin either. Still...
It seems to imply that many companies are jumping on the "pink" bandwagon, regardless of the fact that they are making products that are potentially carcinogenic. Quite the contradiction!
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:10 PM   #14
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It seems to imply that many companies are jumping on the "pink" bandwagon, regardless of the fact that they are making products that are potentially carcinogenic. Quite the contradiction!
It's "innocence, " if you will, by association. They hope the goodwill of being seen as promoting a cure for breast cancer rubs off on them.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:13 PM   #15
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Oh, I'm with you now. I skimmed that too fast.

Was it someone here that mentioned the new pink hoppers for gathering old, unused clothes? Maybe that was in the local paper.
Now you would think that a pink clothing hopper would in some way benefit cancer awareness, just because of the pink movement everywhere, but it's simply a marketing ploy to get you to choose their hopper over the red Salvation Army's hopper. It doesn't benefit any organization other than the private enterprise whose hopper it is.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:15 PM   #16
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It's a tricky subject. On the one hand, it seems that the scientists are tending to focus on specific types of cancer - and are getting results by doing so. Some cancers are now treatable where once they would have been a death sentence.

On the other hand, fundraising and awareness efforts focussing on one type of cancer over another, seems wrong somehow.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:16 PM   #17
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That's why I walk every year at Relay For Life, it takes donations and fundraises for all cancers, not just breast cancer. My Mom and I both have breast and ovarian cancer, Shrek has bladder cancer, my DIL died of lymphoma.
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It's a tricky subject. On the one hand, it seems that the scientists are tending to focus on specific types of cancer - and are getting results by doing so. Some cancers are now treatable where once they would have been a death sentence.

On the other hand, fundraising and awareness efforts focussing on one type of cancer over another, seems wrong somehow.
I've said this for years about breed specific rescue organizations.
True, you can't rescue them all, and maybe you have a personal interest in say, Poodles, but how can you turn away the others just because they are not a Poodle? It just doesn't seem right, but I understand the philosophy behind it.
God, I can't believe I chose Poodles...
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:21 PM   #19
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That's why I walk every year at Relay For Life, it takes donations and fundraises for all cancers, not just breast cancer. My Mom and I both have breast and ovarian cancer, Shrek has bladder cancer, my DIL died of lymphoma.
Do you know if there is any cross-distributing of funds? Obviously breast cancer must be taking in a lot of donations, do they put some in a general research fund? (if you know).
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