Breast Cancer Awareness and Facebook fails.

“According to the American Cancer Society, in 2014 over 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women, and over 2,300 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in men. For more information about breast cancer including resources for breast cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and support, visit http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer.”

Breast cancer is a presence in our society. It is a terrible disease among many that affect women and men in the United States. There is Breast Cancer Awareness month, Race to a Cure, pink ribbons, pink t-shirts and numerous things present in our culture to raise awareness. Certainly no one could say they aren’t at least “aware,” Knowing people who have had this awful disease, I have seen its effects. I agree we as a society should continue to fight and research until there is a cure….

That said, of all the things done in the name of “research” and “awareness” the least helpful and most baffling of these is the creation of random Facebook games that involve women posting: the color of their bra size, that they got out of a speeding ticket using their boobs (not likely) or that they are gay. People (Ladies) this serves no purpose. Certainly no purpose to raise any kind of awareness regarding breast cancer. Because, you see, you haven’t said anything about. You have only baffled your friends on Facebook.

Instead…if you truly would like to “raise awareness” why not join the Avon Walk and round up sponsors and supporters? Wear a breast cancer t-shirt? Donate to a cause? Volunteer your time? At the very least MENTION & DISCUSS it on your Facebook. Just my 2 cents.

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