Hmm maybe its a way of venting, venting when something is eating away at a family member and all you can do is be there for them.
Yes people are aware of cancer BUT i dont think people should ever forget this evil disease and anything that people can do to help the cause (raise awareness and show people care)
FOR EXAMPLE, when i went to the dermatology office a woman was sitting next to me and saw my bracelet and said thank you, i said for what, she said for your bracelet, because skin cancer killed my husband. THATS what im talking about.
I still have no idea what you’re talking about. It seems like a grab for attention, a sort of ‘Look how magnanimous I am’ thing. We all know about cancer, most of us know people that have had or died or are dying from cancer, and everyone knows what cancer is. A woman thanked you for disliking cancer? That’s ridiculous. No one likes cancer, and I’m sure she could have thanked a few other people in the room for disliking it as well. Cancer isn’t fun, but that’s no reason to attempt to martyr people for getting it.
These bracelets are at best silly, and at worst an attempt to not only effectively ‘market’ cancer, but also to attention-whore people who think they are owed something just because someone they know has it. I’ll do without.
Yes, these bracelets are a fashion statement for most people. As it happens, being ‘conscious’ is marketable and fashionable. Now, having said that… Would you rather a dollar is wasted by someone on random produce, or a band? Even in this case, some of the proceeds go to charities (though I dread to think of the miniscule percentage…) thus benefiting people with cancer. At worst, I would hope that the bracelets might remind someone to donate to cancer; besides, while juvenile, they at the very least signal a positive attitude.
Now, what I do find silly is the slogan itself. Not indicative of a serious attitude; I don’t think this kind of brouhaha will help in promoting the cause. Nevertheless, it’s the thought that matters. Sorta.
Support cancer research by donating, by all means, but this is not the way to do it. These bands are selfish and stupid. I would rather see no money go in than a few pennies from self-righteous hypocrites. There is no thought here that isn’t misled or self-centered. The OP may think he’s doing something altruistic by wearing this, but I bet he feels like a real cool motherfucker walking around with it on. Cancer is fine. Fuck this stupid jewelry.
I’m guessing you never got into the whole LIVESTRONG thing, either?[/quote]
Ha! That was one fashion trend I did not partake in. I don’t think anyone could seriously argue it had any merit aside from looking cool and stylish.