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Those are great.  I have one that I wear when working around the farm and they are the greatest.  My son just loves it when I put it on,,NOT.  Like who is gonna see us in the middle of the woods anyway?

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I sent a couple of things to Channel 6 news reporters this morning. One was that Alternative Cancer place that uses DMSO and baking soda, the other was about this website...didn't get a reply yet about the cancer place.
What I sent...

Just curious...is this website legit and do they really give free
mammograms by us clicking?
 
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2

I got a reply from one of the reporters on the free mammograms...Lori Fullbright.

Jan,
I'll research it and get back with you, although I agree with your gut
instinct that it doesn't look right.
Lori

-----Original Message-----
From: Howell, Nikki
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 9:20 AM
To: Newson6-Newsdesk; Fullbright, Lori
Subject: FW: Is this BC site legit?

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My take on pink hell:

I think Komen had a great idea to raise money - get companies to put the pink ribbon on their products in exchange for a minimum donation to their cause. In reality, while we who have been affected by bc would easily donate to research - those who have not either themselves had bc or a family member with bc might not choose to do so. I was reading an article about a businessman who has donated quite a bit of money (millions) to Johns Hopkins and a couple other places for cancer research. He is donating 100 million dollars to MIT for a new cancer research center. He and several relatives have prostate cancer, I think a sister had bc. He stated in the article that he would not have done so if he did not have cancer.

My daughter had to do a fund raiser for her school a couple of weeks ago. Each student had to bring in a minimum of 105 dollars - those who did not will get it tacked on to their tuition. Problem is they don't sell anything. They do a walk and ask for pledges. Well, if people don't have a connection to the school - they are not very likely to give anything because they get nothing in return. She ended up scrounging around the house for items to sell and held a garage sale to come up with the money she needed. It would have been easier if she had something to sell - which comes down to pink hell.

Most people will donate if they get something in return. People will plop down $25 for a pink toaster and feel like they are doing something "good" to boot - even though only a small fraction of that $25 goes to bc. Those same people if asked for a donation outright would probably decline. I think everyone has gotten on the bandwagon now and it is just sick. Pink TEFLON pans - excuse me but is teflon even healthy! The stores around me are full of pink everything. I have to admit, I did buy a pink spatula the other day - only because my old one bit the dust and I needed a new one. They were also the same price as the non-pink ones so if even a little bit goes to bc its better than nothing. 

I have to commend companies like Ford who really do a lot for breast cancer research. Someone also mentioned Pillsbury which is giving an outright donation - kudos to these companies.

Just my take on the subject,
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I woke up this morning really pissed.  (so glad that it's ok to say that here.)  I went over to BCO to check on the gals in the mets thread. I am sick of the cutsey pink thing when I have friends dying of breast cancer.  Breast cancer awareness is a great thing.  that's what that pink ribbon stands for.  I WANT A CURE.  I WANT SOME HOPE AND COMFORT FOR MY FRIENDS WHO ALREADY HAVE THIS DISEASE AND ARE STRUGGLING.  I WANT A CURE FOR CANCER.  I'M MAD.  I'M TIRED OF  LET'S SELL A PINK MIXER AND DONATE SOME MONEY.

I'm back to wearing my pink bracelet and i'm just daring someone to ask me about it.  "Yes, I've known two women who have died in the last two months and many more who have stage 4 disease and are doing everything they can to extend their lives.  There are more who are just waiting for the Lord to take them. It isn't pretty and pink.  It's hard and scary.  Do what ever you can to help them. "



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pink month is tough ... and yes people are asked by dozens of organizations each year to donate and most really are worthy causes .... so i agree that the ones that hit closest to home are probably the ones that people are going to be donating to ... and it does help to have even small amounts from outside the bc community pitching in with dollars as we inside the bc community can't raise all the money needed from our own pockets ... so i roll with the pink "stuff" and hope people shop a lot ... i know yoplait gets mixed reviews on its pink lid campaign which i think isn't a particularly good approach but i do think they're trying and since they fund part of the costs of lots of walks (including our komen walk here in southern calif that just raised over 1.5 million and still counting up) , donate to bc organizations in the name of 25 survivors/researchers etc each year and other bc support efforts i guess all i can say is thanks
my sis just told me this morning that her starbucks is giving a jar of home made jam to each person who donates more than $15 to their bc fundraising event and she is making 20 jars this morning as they ran out of jam .... last year they raised something like $20,000 from that one store .... now if i could just get her to get a mammogram .....
and i hear ya susan ... i'm wearing my pink survivor t-shirt this month and when people ask i tell them 1-in-8 .... and yes this damn disease is killing people and needs to be stopped !

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I wear my pink bracelet also Susan and jenni.  I'm not a pink person but I put it on when diagnosed and its been on since. 

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I'm torn on this one ladies!  Pink Hell Month has never bothered me before.  But, it really has taken over the last couple of years!  I like Pink.....did before and still do......I have to admit that either the marketing for Oct. was not like this before dx or I did not notice it because it hadn't effected me or anyone in my family.
If I see something I want and a small portion goes to research than I will buy it.......with the exception of the Pink Dyson that I'll never get!!!!!!!!!!!!!Trust me......Pink would be just fine if I got a Dyson!
Anyhow, I do what I can..........wish more of the profits would go to research.......but I guess every little bit helps.

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OMG...Ford has gotten into the fund raising, take a look at this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/WARRIORS-IN-PINK-KOMEN-RACE-FOR-THE-CURE-1-OF-2500-NEW_W0QQitemZ260171931510QQihZ016QQcategoryZ6236QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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