1) Some survivors feel the decorating of all things pink trivializes what is definitely NOT a cute, friendly disease.
2) Some companies who put a pink ribbon on their product to sell in October actually give NOTHING to any breast cancer organizations for your purchase. The pink ribbon is not owned by anyone, so any company can put it on anything to get you to buy it in October. Please read packages to see if they say what charity they support. Also, some products that get a pink ribbon on them actually have ingredients that may CAUSE breast cancer! Want to see a list? Please purchase wisely.
|Metastatic Breast Cancer Ribbon|
important to those of us who have been told that there is NOT a cure for our metastatic cancer. Yet, the funding in cancer research doesn't seem to match up. They don't put their money where their mouth is. Here is an excerpt from an article from last year's Ann Arbor News that I think sums up the issue very well.
"Says Dr. Max Wicha, director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and a breast cancer specialist, "Despite considerable progress we have made in fighting breast cancer, unfortunately, metastatic breast cancer is still not curable and accounts for virtually all of the deaths from this disease."