"Save the Melons" Story
Marsha S

United States

#1 Dec 5, 2008
I want to thank El Dorado's EHS Deca Club for trying to earn money for Breast Cancer. Didn't they use to call breast's "melons" in the old days? Here are some high school students wanting to do some good and all they get is negative feedback. Let's support a good cause and it's not tacky and I am a breast cancer survivor. Thank you El Dorado Deca Club! ps I'll buy a T-shirt!
NYC

Florence, AL

#2 Dec 5, 2008
They were called melons then and they're called melons now! I concur, thanks El Dorado DECA...I'll be purchasing a T-shirt, or two.:)

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Dec 5, 2008
Taking a slang term long used by men to describe women's breasts and putting it in a slogan to fight breast cancer is nothing less than brilliant. Sign me up for a shirt, and a pink ribbon.

“No matter where u go There u r”

Since: Feb 08

Alb. N.M.

#4 Dec 6, 2008
I've seen alot worse. I'll take a large.
nmmelons

Tuscumbia, AL

#5 Dec 6, 2008
hello aps! these kids are doing a great thing, i want one. how do i buy this shirt?

“The Travelling Grandpa!”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#6 Dec 6, 2008
Marsha S wrote:
I want to thank El Dorado's EHS Deca Club for trying to earn money for Breast Cancer. Didn't they use to call breast's "melons" in the old days? Here are some high school students wanting to do some good and all they get is negative feedback. Let's support a good cause and it's not tacky and I am a breast cancer survivor. Thank you El Dorado Deca Club! ps I'll buy a T-shirt!
Not much different than Joy Junction refusing a rather large donation several years ago because Raynald didn't like the group it came from.

The melon approach is a wonderful means of raising funds for a terrible disease and should not be looked down upon. We should be proud of our youth for the approach and their concern. Not criticizing them for being innovative and doing good.
Stupid people

AOL

#7 Dec 6, 2008
How come so many stupid people here are offended by a tongue-in-cheek t-shirt that's helping raise money for a good cause and remain so blase' over the rampant corruption, abuses, and incompetence we witness daily by our so-called public servants?
ashlei

Cleburne, TX

#8 Dec 8, 2008
are these shirts out yet? i am going to buy one as soon as i find it! i love the idea
Jennifer McCubbin

Glendale, CA

#9 Dec 8, 2008
Does anyone know who I can contact to purchase one?
Thanks!
Jamie Alford

Bringhurst, IN

#10 Dec 9, 2008
Jennifer McCubbin wrote:
Does anyone know who I can contact to purchase one?
Thanks!
Hi Jennifer,
I am the inventor of "save the melons" logo / t-shirt design. If you visit my website ( liftideas.com ),drop an email with your contact info. and my public relations director, Angie, will contact you promptly.
Thanks for your support !!

Jamie Alford
Lift Ideas LLC
Lafayette,In
[email protected]
cgabby

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Dec 9, 2008
Jamie Alford wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Jennifer,
I am the inventor of "save the melons" logo / t-shirt design. If you visit my website ( liftideas.com ),drop an email with your contact info. and my public relations director, Angie, will contact you promptly.
Thanks for your support !!
Jamie Alford
Lift Ideas LLC
Lafayette,In
[email protected]
For starters I think it is a great way to raise awareness about breast cancer to a yonger group. That is the goal to broden the scope of people's awareness and get a wider reach for funding. We have to look at this with an open mind and realize it is reaching the younger generation. Next although the the liftideas has a similar shirt I do not belive it is the one in question. the one I saw at EHS has two melons and a pink bow on it.
LWA

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Dec 9, 2008
What the F*** is the media thinking!! we should be hapy our youth is trying a new approach in raising money for this disease. The media needs to commend EHS DECA and suport these eforts.
Michal

Cedar Crest, NM

#13 Dec 10, 2008
I want to buy one too!
I already own one that was also sold by a group of students that got into similar "trouble" from prudish people that said "Save Second Base" with two baseballs on the chest.

I just lost my mom to this terrible disease and know others fighting this battle or who have succumbed or emerged victorious. If anything, one has to keep up one's sense of humor AND keep up the fight for better treatments and ultimately a cure.
If a silly t-shirt helps both then more power to it, and to the students in DECA at Eldorado that are taking up the cause.
redmon

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Dec 11, 2008
all supporters thank you for your help i am a member of ehs deca and know the person selling these!!! she is a good hearted individual and can assure you these shirts serve the best possible meaning and help the younger people connect
Karen Platte

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Dec 15, 2008
Jennifer McCubbin wrote:
Does anyone know who I can contact to purchase one?
Thanks!
Email EHS DECA advisor for an order form. [email protected]
Karen Platte

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Dec 15, 2008
ashlei wrote:
are these shirts out yet? i am going to buy one as soon as i find it! i love the idea
email EHS DECA Advisor for order form [email protected]

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