The Pink Keds

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Breasts, Health | Posted on 23-10-2013

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I prided myself (like the sunshiny women on laundry detergent commercials) that I could get mud stains out of my daughter’s white soccer uniform.

I can get ground-in mud stains out of anything!

Soaking. Scrubbing. Just a touch of bleach.

Turns out that I not only got the stains out, but I made the red soccer logo pink. Ooops.

Reminds me of the time my father did a load of my laundry and washed reds and whites. Together! My beautiful white, canvas Keds shoes–you know, the kind you wore without socks–turned pink.

Pink logo. Pink shoes. Pink ribbon. Now, pink is all about breast cancer awareness. It’s wonderful to see so many athletes donning pink everything to help create awareness for a disease that affects and kills so many people. There are about 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer each year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. More stats and information can be found here.

Yet, there are many more types of cancer that don’t generate the awareness and the publicity of breast cancer.

Boobs = marketing.

Maybe the pink ribbon can help lead the way for generating awareness for other types of cancer.

I wish thatĀ getting rid of all cancer–breast, skin, prostate, lung, colon, rectal, bladder, leukemia, endometrial, thyroid, pancreatic, etc.–were as easy as getting rid of mud stains or turning white shoes pink.

Pink satin breast cancer awareness ribbon.  Casting natural shadow on white.

 

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