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Comments to ‘Brace Yourself for Pink Overload’ September 29, 2009

Posted by PAS in cancer, research, survivorship.
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I wrote this comment to Halle Tecco’s guest blog “Brace Yourself for Pink Overload” which appeared yesterday on Huffington Post. Halle’s original post is here:

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Halle is the force behind Yoga Bear, which makes yoga available to cancer survivors through several programs — a cause which actually makes a difference in the lives of the survivors it touches. When you give to any charitable organization, make sure your donation is really going to make a difference, and not just give visible (but no financial) support to your cause!

My comment:

“Thanks, Halle, for bringing these intentional giving resources to everyone’s attention. Having cancer is horrible and life-changing, but ‘giving’ and ‘supporting’ a cause based on color of product and legend on the box is NOT the way to help cancer survivors live better and move forward with their lives! Too many people are afraid to say out loud what you’ve said here — think before you pink (or any other awareness color, for that matter!)”

Know where your contribution dollars go, folks — just because the item has an awareness ribbon or is the awareness color of a cancer charity you support does NOT mean that all or even a significant portion or any of your purchase price will ultimately go toward research about the disease or, even more important, support of actual cancer patients.

Think before you give, and give intentionally!

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1. RobD - October 6, 2009

Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂 🙂


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