Thursday, October 05, 2006
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I would like to share a little awareness of my own.
Please think before you pink. Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded by a pharmaceutical company in 1985. Pink products are big business. "In almost all breast cancer cause marketing campaigns, it is the consumers' money that raises funds for the cause, not the corporation. The corporation uses the pink ribbon to grab consumers' attention and money while attracting a little more visibility for the cause." Some of these companies sell products that contain carcinogens. It is difficult to know how much exactly how much money is raised and how it is actually used. Most money goes to cancer treatment. A little money goes towards cancer research. Very little money is dedicated towards cancer prevention.
Posted by Mita Williams at 9:27 PM