Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Brief Pink Post

In honor of the first day of October, and the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I'm just going to post real quick (I have a consult with the pediatric surgeon later, so I'll be posting again when I'm back from that).

This month, several stores and companies will be promoting their Pink products.  My personal viewpoint is that if you were going to buy the product anyway, purchase the pink version - every little bit helps.  However, I don't think you need to break your bank buying products you don't really need/want.  But, I do have a super easy solution for those of you who are strapped in today's economy.  If you visit the Breast Cancer Site and click (that's it, no buying, no giving out your email, no signing a petition), you help contribute to making free mammograms available to women in need.  There are also great links to Pink Products should you be in the market for it, as well as other free ways in which to help promote breast cancer research and awareness.

3 comments:

  1. I love the Breast Cancer Site! And a word to the wise, a lot of the "pink" prodects are total marketing hogwash - for example, a $5 product may only have $0.01 going to the cause or the company will only be donating $25,000 total no matter how much was purchased by consumers. You know me and I love "pink" stuff as much as anyone else but if you do have extra $ and really want to make a difference, donate directly to the charity. :) I happen to know someone [shameless plug] who is fundraising for 2010 for a "pink" charity where 75% of every dollar goes straight into the cause - http://www.the3day.org/goto/christina2010

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  2. PS - even in this economy the Michigan Breast Cancer 3.Day raised over $6 Million this year!

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