Every year it spreads a little more, pink ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness. But as we are all aware, it is not just ribbons. It is cleats on professional athletes or bats and gloves. I went to an office supply store yesterday and felt compelled to buy a pink pen placed on the counter. My husband bought a 5 hour energy that was also wrapped in a pretty pink label. I have some socks with pink ribbons, they sell apparel of all types as well as those plastic bracelets I don’t think there is really anything that has not jumped into the pink arena. Even the local pet store seems to be “aware”.
I have become a very cynical person in my older age. I Would just love to believe that all of this money raised in the name of awareness actually went to research for a cure. Imagine, a future where we would not need to worry about the ever worsening breast cancer statistics, for that matter cancer statistics in general.
CEO’s of these charities making massive six figure salaries, third-party calling centers keeping large percentages of donations for “fees”.
I would love to believe that by the time my girls are old enough I would not need to worry about answer the question that Madison asked a few weeks ago, “Mommy, will Megan and I have to have our boobies operated on when we get older?” I can only hope they will not have to ever know the word mastectomy in theirs lives.
Maybe I am wrong, I pray that I am. Millions of woman and an increase number of men are counting on it!