(Closed) Breast Cancer Awareness (mini-rant)

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I HATE those FB “awareness” posts so I don’t blame your friends for not wanting to participate. Everyone is well aware of breast cancer. Posting some stupid status update isn’t going to raise awareness. If you really want to support the cause then donate some money or organize a walk. Posting something on your FB wall does nothing for the cause and I do not think its anything to be upset over. Implying that those who don’t repost your spam don’t care about cancer is ridiculous.

ETA: I will also add that I’ve had a number of people in my life affected by various forms of cancer.

Post # 4
5544 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

They do nothing for awareness, it is just a silly FB game. If you want to really raise awareness about it, donate to Susan B coleman, help with race for a cure, but cryptic FB statuses do nothing. 

Post # 5
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I got that email a few weeks ago and never did it.  It is just not my thing.

Post # 7
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with caitMarae I have lost family to cancer and posting it on facebook does not help the cause.  If it something you are passionate about arrange a fundraiser.  Men support prostate cancer so they can sport cheesy moustaches in november.

Post # 9
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

There was just a thread on this the other day. I’ll reiterate my response there. I think it’s offensive that it’s all to ‘confuse’ men who can also get and die of breast cancer. Not cool. 

Post a link to Susan B.Komen so people can donate, tell me you just ran a relay for life race or how long you/relative have been cancer-free. Those posts might actually accomplish something. 

And personally, whenever I get those type of FB requests, I delete. Immediately. 



Post # 10
2232 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@bride21: It’s not that people don’t care about the cause it’s that they don’t like the method that’s being used to raise ‘awareness’. I care greatly about certain causes but I would rather post a link to a fundraiser for those causes and tell people concrete information than post ambiguous status updates. 

Post # 11
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@UpstateCait: I totally agree. I do not think there is a disease that people are more aware of than breast cancer. Seriously, it is the hot cause everywhere. Instead of spaming your friends with “awareness” messages, why don’t you donate time or money to make a productive contribution to the cause?

Post # 12
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I hate those posts too.   Especially the one where everyone faked pregnancy, it was awful seeing those statuses while we got our infertility diagnosis.  I shed a lot of tears over those. 

I never understood how any of those things really helped with any awareness.  There are so many good, effective ways to spread awareness.   I bet if you found a different route, you would see that most of them care about cancer, just not spam-y type messages.

Post # 14
5572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MapleBecky:  Great blog post. Love her. I completely agree with you.

Post # 15
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The thing is, with the guys and the prostate cancer thing, (movember) many of them are actually COLLECTING MONEY for cancer funds. My Danny did it this year. I think that’s why more people do accept and even encourage it. Just by putting something on fb isn’t really benefitting the cause…instead of putting a fb status, why don’t you post links to different places you can donate to? Admittedly, those fb statuses annoy me, too, but mainly because I don’t think they’re very productive. 

Post # 16
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have breast cancer.  Now ladies, bear with me here, because i was just diagnosed yesterday and I have a long road ahead of me and I’m really pissed off that I’m 33 and I have breast cancer.  But all everyone wants to do is give me a stupid awareness ribbon.  That doesn’t help me.  Go help raise money so the next generation doesn’t have this disease.  Take someone you know who has breast cancer out to dinner. Everyone wants to give me a dumb ribbon but then I sit alone tonight because it’s easy to give a ribbon but not easy to spend time with me.  Awareness is great and all, but help us with something tangible.

Bride 21, I know you mean well, so please don’t think i’m attacking you. I’m just really pissed off right now at this disease and I’m already sick of pink ribbons.


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