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Make Plans for Pasco's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

There are 2 comments on the Patch.com story from Oct 4, 2012, titled Make Plans for Pasco's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. In it, Patch.com reports that:

Have a pink bra? If not, get one. And get ready to sport it proudly. The Pasco County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer "Put on Your Pink Bra" walk is coming up, and organizers hope you will join them in their quest for the cure.

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Patricia

Tampa, FL

#1 Oct 4, 2012
I am not insensitive to cancer or breast cancer, but this whole "pink bra" or "pink ribbon" campaign is a money-making marketing SCAM and a FAD. I have 2 women in my family who have fought breast cancer, so again, I am not insensitive or against women (or men) with breast cancer. I am against this whole MARKETING scheme because, for one, breast cancer is curable, highly treatable, and it is not even the #1 killer of women. Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women, but it's not as marketable as "pink" and "save the ta-ta's." Many companies make a huge profit every October when they "go pink" for breast cancer awareness. What about heart disease? What about colon cancer or rectal cancer? What about prostate cancer? These diseases don't get much attention as breast cancer because it's a marketing ploy just to make money.
Tammy

Zephyrhills, FL

#2 Oct 16, 2012
Before you start screaming "SCAM" - please check with the actual facts about the money the American Cancer Society makes and their mission to keep administrative costs as low as possible. Then compare it against other fundraising companies and see the difference.
The ACE really DOES care and is in no way a scam. Just saying you need to check your FACTS first before you start blaming.
And, who CARES if it is a fad? It works and adds a little happiness to a dark situation.
Hey, why don't YOU start up something to bring awareness to the other causes instead of complaining!

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