Wednesday, August 8, 2012
I check facebook when I get home. Tonight I got home late after a 14 hour day working my 2 jobs. I saw the link from my friend Betsy De Parry. Komen CEO Nancy Brinker to step down.
It is late and I almost didn't want to make dinner before I wrote about this.
This is huge in the cancer world.
I have written about Komen before in a prior blog post about what Susan Komen would say to her sister about the organization that was created in her name
Now Nancy stepped down. The article says it was from backlash from Planned Parenthood funding, but I would like to think it had to do with their pinkwashing of everything from cat treats to toilet paper.
There are many cancer survivors, including myself, who are sickened by seeing the pink ribbon on everything. We don't need ribbons on Friskies, toilet paper or tennis balls. We need cures, we need better treatments, we need better detection for the disease.
Somewhere Nancy Brinker lost her way.
The damage has been done, but nothing is irreparable.
We can fix this.
We have the technology.
Surely if JPL can send a rover to MARS our amazing cancer community can help the Komen Organization see the error of their ways.
Don't let the pink ribbon hit you on the ass on the way out....
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