And don’t think that just because you didn’t dump a bucket of ice on your head in the name of raising awareness for a charity that’s fighting the good fight for thousands of people, if you laughed even once at the antics of anyone who did do it – you owe ALS money.
Perhaps this is a better question: have you ever been to a topless beach so that you could sunbathe topless yourself?
Chances are – especially if you’re reading this in the US — is that you haven’t experienced the joys of European Sunbathing (as it’s known in Las Vegas). Unless you count that one time in Cancun where nobody knew who you were and you only did it on a dare from your drunk sorority sister.
Are you someone who would like to participate in any number of October’s traditional charity functions to raise money to battle breast cancer or otherwise raise awareness, but just don’t feel like – or unable to – going on a two- or three-day walk?
So what is there that you can do that’s a little bit off the beaten path, but still gives you an opportunity to show that you are supportive of a very important cause? After all, men have MOVEMBER, so what’s a woman to do?
That there is controversy surrounding what the Susan G Komen Foundation does with their money, and that there is a brouhaha surrounding the marketing of the pink ribbon to raise money for breast cancer research, is nothing new. The people who are commenting on the petition are acting all shocked and surprised that Such A Thing Is Going On, when Web Watch has told you about this for years. Continue reading DID SUSAN G KOMEN MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION?→
Visit THE BREAST CANCER SITE (run by the same people who do THE HUNGER SITE) and click the “CLICK HERE TO GIVE” link in the middle of the page.
Every day that you visit and click, the site’s sponsors will pony up more money to pay for mammograms for women in need.
It’s all done through advertisers that pay to be displayed on the page you’ll see when you click. You don’t have to buy anything – the sponsors will be billed for the number of times their ad was viewed.
There are a few products on the market that can help you perform a monthly self-exam with more confidence and accuracy than if you didn’t use these products.
One common complaint from women performing a breast self-examination is that they don’t know what they’re feeling for. The PLEXUS PINK BREAST CHEK KIT is a small sponge pad that feels like breast tissue. Inside the sponge is a small slit that you can place different size pellets.
With the pellets inside, running your finger on the outside of the breast chek kit should give you an idea of what a lump or similar area would feel like in your own breast. Sometimes, just knowing what you’re looking for is half the battle in early detection.
If you haven’t noticed, October brings with it not just the black-and-orange fun of Halloween, but also the ubiquitious pink ribbon-emblazoned products that companies issue to show their support for breast cancer research.
Web Watch 100% supports donating to research and the good that comes from that – whether it be for breast cancer or any other charitable cause of your choice.
However, where the pink ribbon on products was once seen as solely as a philanthopic device has turned into something much more: Just Another Marketing Ploy.
Just browse Amazon or your favorite local store this month, and you’ll see any number of pink and ribbonized items that serve no real purpose when compared to their normal-colored counterparts sold throughout the rest of the year.