Imagine what could be done for cancer if Pink was neutral. I know many women who have and are currently battling breast cancer. It is a horrible type of cancer that comes in many forms, one of which happens to be angiosarcoma, and one that just destroys so many lives. Many corporations have made strong efforts to promote pink products during October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. CancerServicesOnline.org classified all different types of cancers having a month to recognize research, survival, and those who have lost the battles to specific cancers.
Did you know that November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month? Next month is especially important to survivor and acquaintence Merle Hamburger, whom I met at Hopkins when Kevin was admitted. Where is his purple month (the ribbon of pancreatic cancer awareness) where companies devote millions of dollars in advertising and products to raise awareness?
For sarcoma, we have a yellow WEEK, just a week, where a bunch of grassroots people, with the help and great assistance of the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative take part in raising awareness for Sarcoma cancers. What about our month? Our big corporate sponsors? Our yellow backpacks, shoes, keychains?
I am in NO WAY knocking breast cancer. I admire all of you, and because of the great strides and unfortunate masses of patients, you have made progress like no other cancer. But what about the rest of us “survivors”?
How about we make Pink neutral and focus on all those Breast Cancer Awareness products, advertisements, and awareness going to cancer in general? To the hospitals the fund the greatest research, to the organizations that spearhead for all cancer patients.
On behalf of all cancer patients, I want to work behind neutral territory for funds for cancer. Let’s spread the wealth, and therefore, we can accomplish so much more.