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Why I Won’t Support Pink Ribbon Month



Whenever I see anything pink being sold for cancer awareness, a little bit of vomit comes up into my mouth!

As you may already know this month is cancer awareness month. We have been suffocated with a plethora of pink ribbon items. Pink chocolate, pink cake, pink cosmetics, pink cloths, the list goes on and on.

I can’t help but laugh at the irony of it all but to be quite honest the whole thing also disgusts me.

Hear me out ok….

We have companies selling pink things for money to go towards cancer research, yet the very things many of these companies are selling are actually toxic to the body and may be contributing to the cancer epidemic that we now have.

Does no one else see this or is it just me? I am just the weirdo that thinks differently?

Toxic products are sold to make us more aware of cancer . These companies give a tiny percentage of their profits towards research of the disease when the very products that are being sold are full of the carcinogens. Then the money that they donate will then go towards research. That’s like Macca’s supporting research for Obesity.

Some of the money is also funding pharmaceutical companies that have no intention of finding a cure, only another drug that they can sell.

Cancer is big business my friends.

According to the Cancer Council Australia 1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.

The way I see it is where your focus goes the energy flows. Why are we focusing on the problem and not the solution? You can do this all you want and it will never get you out of the problem.

Why are we ‘creating awareness’ by buying toxic products to put on our skin and in our hair?

It feels more like a great money making scheme for big businesses than it does a fund-raising exercise to find the ‘cure‘ for cancer.

Can you see my frustration?

If you want to learn about the way pink ribbon evolved check out this film.

Why can’t we focus on the more prevention rather that cures? Why can’t we focus on living cleaner, greener, more plant-based lives in order to regain balance? Wouldn’t it be better if we didn’t get the disease in the first place rather than having to even find a cure…. Most of the cancers are lifestyle related anyway.

Why would I want to buy a carcinogenic perfume, to give money to companies that don’t give a flying rats about our health, so they can donate money to a problem that is never going to be solved because there is too much money to be made from the disease?

I choose to vote with my dollar and not buy these products that are going to create a toxic environment for me and my family.

I choose not to support pink ribbon month not because I don’t support people with cancer but I don’t support companies piggy backing the ‘cancer’ train and making money out of something that is contributing to cancer in the first place.

Why not instead of donating money to this we donate money to causes that are healing cancer such as Gerson Therapy or the Ian Gawler foundation?

If you want to support cancer research because you feel strongly about it why not donate directly to the research rather than buying crappy pink products, most of which are not going to be good for you or the environment?

All I am asking that this month rather than buy these products without thinking you become aware of what is really going on and be more conscious about what you do with your dollar.

If you want to find out more about the pink ribbon month click here

What do you think about pink ribbon month? Do you support it or do your feel the same as me? I would love to hear your opinion in the comments below.


2 Responses to Why I Won’t Support Pink Ribbon Month

  1. Catheryn October 24, 2014 at 5:55 am #

    That is so so true. I totally agree. Thank you

  2. Ebanie November 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    Wow so powerful and so obvious, are we all so blind or just ignorant? I think for me the problem seems so big so you throw your donarship dollars in the trust that these companies are doing the right thing with it. But you’ve opened my eyes I won’t be wasting my money anymore and you are right prevention is key.

    It is scary how so many people are brainwashed including the poor cancer sufferers themselves, including my own mum who had breast cancer. More recently I have seen people getting the pink ribbon tattooed on them, so now they have walking billboards, extra free marketing for awareness. Sad.
    Thanks for sharing Janet!

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