The entire month of October has been designated for cancer prevention, awareness and research. Glad that all cancers will be recognized this month, not just breast cancer. The other cancers like ovarian, testicular, bladder, pancreatic etc etc are just as important. It is great that the high school had some breast and testicular cancer awareness with the medical field and survivors talk to the kids and then separated guys and girls to show proper self examination. Testicular cancer strikes between ages of 18-35 so it is very important the guys know the signs and symptoms.
I felt cornered at Krogers as everything is pink right now....I want to say why not teal for ovarian or just purple for all. If you have had someone you love fight a battle with pancreatic or ovarian or lung cancers you will understand my negativity. I know that a breakthrough for pink will benefit all but it is such a slick marketing machine that alot of people are turned off instead of energized. With all the monies raised with marathons, apparel, food, and other marketable items it is a wonder that more progress hasn't been made.