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 issue...money 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.