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.

Monday, November 06, 2006

We made it! Another Breast Cancer Awareness Month behind us. I'm already planning for next year.

Since most people think of Halloween, not cancer, when it's October, I thought we might combine the two events into a spectacular Trick or Treat for Breast Cancer extravaganza. As befits my philosophy, there'll be nothing pink about it. We'll send groups of women to trick or treat at their state capitol buildings in appropriate breast cancer garb. How about wearing a hospital gown, dragging along an IV pole, sporting drains filled with fake blood? Perhaps a few topless women who've had mastectomies? What about someone in a skull cap, carrying an airsickness bag? I'm considering wrapping myself in thick pink satin ribbon and carrying a trick-or-treat bag with a pharmaceutical company logo print which is overflowing with cash.

We can lobby for appropriate legislation. It might be a good time to raise awareness about cancer-causing chemicals in cosmetics.

So come on! Who's with me?!