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If it’s pink ... it must be October

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Posted: Sunday, October 2, 2011 7:17 pm

I know right up front this blog is going to offend the sensibilities of some breast cancer survivors and their supporters; yet I persist.  

Its Sunday evening and I'm watching (not by choice) the evening game of football.  The goal posts are pink as is the ribbon emblem in mid-field.  The players are festooned in pink headbands, pink sweat towels, pink armbands, pink shoes and OMG... pink mouth guards.  Nothing says "I support breast cancer awareness" like spit-filled molded pink plastic.  I say...spare me.

I'm a cancer survivor.  We all know that.  And pink used to be my favorite color.  That was way back when before I was identified by the color. I'm not saying it isn't a good cause.  The pink ribbon folks work tirelessly to promote the awareness of breast cancer and I am positive I have been the recipient of medical expertise that is a direct result of research provided by their fundraising.  But let's face it, you would have to have been in a cave the last 10 years not to be aware that breast cancer is a huge health issue for women.  It is the single biggest DUH!! ever.  So maybe we can agree that awareness is not the is.

So, I have an idea for NFL, MLB and the other sports communities who might think its a great idea to dye Lake Michigan pink.  Save the millions you would spend on promotion, publicity and swag and write a freaking check!  We'll all come out ahead.