Now that there is so much money in breast cancer donations, what motivation is there to find a cure or prevent it?
Ever wonder why there is no cure by now?
Why are more and more women are getting breast cancer?
The goal of the pink ribbon and campaign and foundations like the Cancer Society is to make money. The fundraisers make high salaries. Yes they make donations with the money you give them, but most of these donations goes to pharmaceutic companies. I believe cancer can be prevented, and can be controlled, but not necessarily by new and more drugs. Causes of cancer, and alternative approaches are areas that need more research. This may entail lifestyle changes and there is little money in that.
Many women fighting breast cancer don’t like being pigeon-holed, feminized, or stereotyped by the pink ribbon campaign.
Before you “run for the cure” or buy something pink, consider lending a hand, and/or an ear to women, and their families that need help, and may not ask for anything. People are kind and generous. Don’t let these qualities be instituionalized.
A film about the pink ribbon campaign will be released next month called Pink Ribbons, Inc.
The website thinkbeforeyoupink.org claims to be the only breast cancer foundation that does not accept funding from big pharms, and their prime objective is to monitor the pink campaign.
There are two books that examine the pink ribbon campaign and the concept of the “dream cause”: