Post # 1
Since October is breast cancer awareness month every company imaginable is putting a little pink ribbon on their package and ‘going pink for a cure (or at least more profits’. While I’m all for raising awareness (having helped my mother through breast cancer) I can’t help but wonder if the whole thing has gotten a little out of hand.
A few years ago I was in the store when I found ‘condoms for the cure’, amazingly this was a shortlived marketing campaign. I was wondering:
a. what is the most interesting ‘pink’ product you have found?
b. how does that make you feel? are you more likely to buy the product?
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
The most interesting items to me are at work. I work in a lab and we’ve gotten pink labware for the cure. I have a pink micropipette, pink caps for bottles, pink test tubes, pink test tube racks. I like pink and so I get them as long as they don’t cost more or much more than the non-pink version.
Post # 5
a. what is the most interesting ‘pink’ product you have found? I just saw a PINK hungry howies box for the first time
b. how does that make you feel? are you more likely to buy the product? I don’t like hungry howies really, but I kinda liked the idea lol. Pink pizza boxes?!?!? EFF YEAH
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I don’t pay attention to the pink stuff, and honestly it usually gives me a negative opinion (Komen isn’t all it’s cracked up to be) so I do not buy it. I’m aware of breast cancer, I’d be surprised if there’s anyone who is not aware of its existence. All the money thrown into cutesy products could be better spent on research!
Post # 7
The cat litter we usually buy is now “pink” which is annoying because I don’t like to support this foundation in particular.
Post # 8
My mom’s friend passed away from breast cancer, very quickly and suddenly, and it was absolutely devastating for all of us! Her daughter (my sister’s best friend) made an interesting point the other day. She mentioned how sad she gets every time she is in a grocery store, or retail store, or online…or even watching a football game during the month of October! She feels all the pink is a constant reminder of her mom’s sudden diagnosis and death. And while she wants to remember her mom, she doesn’t want to remember her cancer. I can see that. I think it’s all for a good cause and people mean well…and it does make people aware, but what about heart disease or lung cancer or alzheimers, or the countless other diseases that need awareness? I do find it interesting that breast cancer is the most commonly “advertised” disease. (I don’t mean any disrespect!)
Post # 9
I find the pink sports teams really obnoxious. I’m sorry but what do bright pink Nike cleats have anything to do with breast cancer?
Post # 11
@XmasBride2014: Interesting. Here in Australia, the wife of one our leading sportmen died after a very public battle with breast cancer. Her husband actively promotes a “wear pink” day. So this person, anyway, has no problem with the pink. But then, it is a single day, and things are done on that day (at the sports stadium and on the TV broadcast) to raise funds for research.
Post # 12
I swear I saw a pink vibrator on groupon goods.
Which I swear I dont have a problem with vibrators at all but it was just such an odd thing to see.
Anyone heard of the no bra day on Oct 13?
Post # 13
@Ms_Purple: OMG! I want to work in your lab, please, please please? 😛
My lab doesn’t have anything that cool.
Post # 14
There are so many other cancers and diseases that we need a cure for….they deserve money and recognition as well. I mean no disrespect to those affected by breast cancer… I just think money could be used elsewhere too.
Post # 15
I was given a large mechanics tool box in pink. It was a breast cancer thing. Surprise, no mechanic purchased it. It sat at the warehouse two years before the tool sales guy gave it to me “for making significant purchases throughout the year”. In reality, he was sick of looking at it.
I’m not a big pink girl in general. I also don’t buy products for their supported causes, if I like the cause I’ll just hand them a check. I really avoid anything that gives proceeds back to SGK, Im not a fan of their business nor spending practices.
Football player, refs, rodeo riders and most everywhere you look, people are wearing pink. You see an over abundance of products in the store for BC this month every year now. Its becoming less potent of a message. Its lost its power. JMO
Post # 16
@lilek22: I just heard about the “no bra day” for one of my friends. Though I got one with your vibrator. Its on adam and eve though their proceeds go to save the ta-tas foundation not the komen foundation.
If you look at some of the things too though, not all of them send any sort of proceeds go to any type of research they just put them on their packages to make more people buy them.