get real about breast cancer

Sure, I appreciate all the money that's been raised in search of a cure. But I can't be the only one who dreads Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all things Pink.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Yay! Breast Cancer Barbie as she should be, courtesy of the Young Survival Coalition. Details of note include surgical drains, lymphedema wrap, post-mastectomy surgical dressing and nearby toilet. Now THAT's a Barbie I can support. Wait! Where's her pink ribbon?!


At 10:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your comments. I dread October each and every year. I am a five-year survivor, single mom, teacher of young kids in Orlando.

My oldest is getting married. I went to a popular bed and bath store to get her registry.

There at the front of the store was a HUGE display of pink kitchen and houseware items. Pink Kitchenaid mixer, pink spatulas, pink mixing bowls, everything with the cute little breat cancer ribbon on it.

I thought I was going to be sick.....bad emough trying to be normal and pretend every day that I'm not worried about a recurrence, but I find all this marketing to be really distressing.

What's pumpkins for the kids at Halloween?

At 6:24 PM, Blogger --Sher-- said...

We have a lot in common! I'm a 2nd grade teacher and a single mom too. Won't it be nice some day if we don't have to have an Awareness month? If we focus on prevention or a cure, wouldn't that make you feel pinker?


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