Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pinktober is coming

Not even October yet and we're awash in PINK.
Do I need to buy a 4 pack of Pink Komen Lint Rollers at B.J.'s? Not really. We've been going out of our way to avoid the pink stuff. Not that we don't want to give money to cancer research (HELLO) but there are BETTER places than Komen.
30% of women who have breast cancer, no matter what stage it’s initially caught will have their breast cancer metastasize but under 5% of the millions of dollars each year collected by Komen and other large charities actual go to Metastatic research.
Komen spends more money in a year to sue small charities who use the term, "For the Cure" than they give to Metastatic Breast Cancer Research. What's wrong with this picture!? That's disgusting and not right. It’s eye opening the things you find out about these big charities when you’re on the front lines of Stage 4 Breast Cancer.
If you're thinking of giving to a Breast Cancer charity this year please give to Metavivor.
Metavivor is non-profit run entirely by volunteers, many who themselves have Stage 4 breast cancer and so 100% of donations go to research.

1 comment:

  1. I go to the Riverside Arts Market, it's Saturday from 10-4 downtown. There's also a nice one in St. Augustine and there's now a small one in Mandarin on Sat. and Sun.