mustabeenadoozy:

I may not know everything, but I know when something isn’t right.
For one person to be affected by this, it would mean so much to me and out families. All 5 of us in this picture have been fighting cancer for awhile now. These kids are beautiful and strong. And I am their voice.
As some of you may or may not know, American Cancer Society uses the faces of many beautiful children with childhood cancer. If they use our faces, you’d expect use to get a rather large donation to childhood cancer research. Well, I’m sorry. This is not true. For every DOLLAR, 1/2 a penny gets donated to one of the number one childhood killers in the US. that’s less than 1%.  Now ACS is going to post that childhood cancer is rare? Well well well, let’s see about that. Here are some facts to make you think about what’s going on in your local hospital.
One in every 330 children will develop cancer before the age of 19.
On average, 12,500 adolescents are diagnosed with cancer every year.
Nearly 3,000 children and teens will die from cancer this year.
3/5 children diagnosed with cancer and will suffer long term side affects.
Cancer in children occurs regularly, and spares no age, religion, ethnicity etc. It could be you or your child.
The cause of most childhood cancer is unknown and cannot be prevented (due to lack of research AND lack of funding. Thanks ACS)
Less than 3% of all cancer funding is directed at the twelve major childhood cancers. (Again, ACS)
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, which is largely unrecognized, along with gold being the color of the awareness ribbon.
I’ve known multiple mums that have called the American Cancer Society number and have gotten put on hold or redirected to an UNHELPFUL 800 number.
So, American Cancer Society, after reading these facts, does cancer seem rare to you? Because I see childhood cancer everywhere.
But then again, what do I know? THIS IS JUST MY REALITY. no big deal.

mustabeenadoozy:

I may not know everything, but I know when something isn’t right.

For one person to be affected by this, it would mean so much to me and out families. All 5 of us in this picture have been fighting cancer for awhile now. These kids are beautiful and strong. And I am their voice.

As some of you may or may not know, American Cancer Society uses the faces of many beautiful children with childhood cancer. If they use our faces, you’d expect use to get a rather large donation to childhood cancer research. Well, I’m sorry. This is not true. For every DOLLAR, 1/2 a penny gets donated to one of the number one childhood killers in the US. that’s less than 1%.

Now ACS is going to post that childhood cancer is rare? Well well well, let’s see about that. Here are some facts to make you think about what’s going on in your local hospital.

One in every 330 children will develop cancer before the age of 19.

On average, 12,500 adolescents are diagnosed with cancer every year.

Nearly 3,000 children and teens will die from cancer this year.

3/5 children diagnosed with cancer and will suffer long term side affects.

Cancer in children occurs regularly, and spares no age, religion, ethnicity etc. It could be you or your child.

The cause of most childhood cancer is unknown and cannot be prevented (due to lack of research AND lack of funding. Thanks ACS)

Less than 3% of all cancer funding is directed at the twelve major childhood cancers. (Again, ACS)

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, which is largely unrecognized, along with gold being the color of the awareness ribbon.

I’ve known multiple mums that have called the American Cancer Society number and have gotten put on hold or redirected to an UNHELPFUL 800 number.

So, American Cancer Society, after reading these facts, does cancer seem rare to you? Because I see childhood cancer everywhere.

But then again, what do I know? THIS IS JUST MY REALITY. no big deal.

republicanidiots:

Firing Handel won’t take the stink off the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Maybe their $85 perfume will.  It may also cause breast cancer:
“Among other questionable ingredients, Promise Me contains galaxolide, a  synthetic musk. A hormone disruptor, it accumulates in the body and has  shown up in the fat, blood, and breast milk of women who wore perfumes  that contained it. More disturbing, some studies have shown that it may  be a contributing factor in the development of breast cancer.”
Source: Amazon.com

Fucking really, you guys?

republicanidiots:

Firing Handel won’t take the stink off the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Maybe their $85 perfume will.  It may also cause breast cancer:

“Among other questionable ingredients, Promise Me contains galaxolide, a synthetic musk. A hormone disruptor, it accumulates in the body and has shown up in the fat, blood, and breast milk of women who wore perfumes that contained it. More disturbing, some studies have shown that it may be a contributing factor in the development of breast cancer.”

Source: Amazon.com

Fucking really, you guys?

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

Spinster Aunt on Komen Khaos

rodmanstreet:

phillyjourno:

Man do I love Spinster Aunt’s screeds on the excellent I Blame the Patriarchy. Today’s post “Komen Sucks, Pt. 47” is no exception.

Listen everyone, Komen doesn’t prevent cancer, and Komen doesn’t pay for breast cancer treatment. It “raises awareness” through “early detection” and funds “research” focused on pharmaceutical cures for cancers that many of Komen’s corporate sponsors might likely have a hand in causing in the first place.”

Return your pink Kitchen-Aids! Un-dye the City Hall foundation! Rouge pink nipples until they are as red as the necks and political beliefs of Komen’s CEO Nancy BrinkerKaren Handel and Jane Abraham!

Oh, boy, have I missed Twisty.

Her conclusion is killer:

“Komen is the most visible brand in the whole cancer industrial complex. It disguises itself as some big altruistic community effort for women’s health, but it’s really just another conservative, honky organization with a misogynist political agenda. A marketing juggernaut instrumental in raking in piles of cash for and cleansing the tarnished images of its evil corporate sponsors, Komen has successfully brainwashed millions to believe that the “problem” of women’s health can be solved by licking yogurt lids.”

(via stfuconservatives)

shortformblog:

And the award for best-timed film release goes to … Premiering in Canada today (and the U.S. later this Spring, though they may want to bump that release date up) is a film called “Pink Ribbons, Inc.,” a Canadian film which purports to show the dark side of the Komen for the Cure breast cancer movement. Seriously. It comes out this weekend in Canada. Of all weekends. So, on top of a PR disaster that strongly damaged their brand is a movie whose release has been planned for months that shows the hypocrisy of said brand. Talk about good timing.

(via shortformblog)