by NotDownOrOut

The “pinkwashing” of the breast cancer research cause is outrageous. This blog helps explain how painful it is to breast cancer survivors to have their condition trivialized by companies that use others’ suffering to promote their merchandise and who do not help the effort to find a cure. Pass on the word–no more pink posers–make direct contributions to charities that make a difference!

cancer in my thirties

National No Bra Day Breast Cancer Awareness

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***10/9/2013:  I have been completely overwhelmed by the number of visitors this post has received in the past few days (over 130,000 at last count!).  I am not sure who first shared it — or who continues to share it — but I want to THANK YOU all for visiting, reading, and sharing it.  I think the realities of breast cancer are so often trivialized and “pinkified” so I am sincerely grateful to everyone who has taken the time to read or share my blog.  I am sorry to say that my story is just one of many, but with your help, we may just be able to do something to change that.  Please feel free to leave me a comment or to share your own story below — or send an email: cancerinmythirties@yahoo.com.   Thank you all. ***

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